Black kpop fans: Wow, kpop idols really love a lot of things black people created. I hope they also try learning about black culture and stop using hurtful stereotypes.
Non-black kpop fans: Oh my god, why are you complaining? They haven’t even done anything racist.
Black kpop fans: Maybe not yet, I just want them to see us as human beings and not only as musical/style influences.
Non-black kpop fans: Well, don’t expect that because in Korea, they aren’t taught about black people. You don’t need to teach them, if they did nothing wrong.
Kpop idol: *does something racist.*
Black kpop fans: I’m so hurt, this is why I wish they would educate themselves on black racism and black culture, so they didn’t do racist things, so I didn’t hurt and they were better people.
Non-black kpop fans: Korea and kpop don’t know any better, you can’t blame them for it.
Black kpop fans: But when we tried to teach them, you got mad at us, and now that they’ve done something racist, like we knew what was gonna happen, you’re still mad at us?
Non-black kpop fans: Just stop being so offended and stop trying to teach them. Their racism was a mistake, obviously. They didn’t know any better, they didn’t mean it, so you can’t be mad at them.
Black kpop fans: What the fuck? I can feel whatever I want to feel. I can be mad at people for disrespecting my race, culture, skin color, etc.
Non-black kpop fans: That’s just how Korea and kpop is, ugh! Black kpop fans are always so angry. Go away. You make everything a big deal.
(Basically, what I’ve noticed is, when black kpop fans try to get idols interested in black culture, other fans push them to the side but then when those idols do racist things, the same fans say they “didn’t know any better.” How would they, when every time we try to teach them beforehand, you tell us to shut up?)
Young Black Kid: “I don’t want to go to college”
Parents: “Well what do you want to do?”
Young Black Kid: “I want to travel and explore the world”
Parents: ”With what money?!”
“Do you got ‘travel and explore the world’ money?”
It hurts so much because it’s true
It’s so true…