Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived an artist called Roy Kim. You see, Roy Kim was very popular. Everyone loved him: “Oh, Roy Kim is just the best!” Roy Kim is my baby’s daddy!" “Roy Kim is #1 in our hearts.”
But on one faithful day, his friends, or at least those whom he erroneously called friends, settled on a most devious plan: They would mercilessly stab Roy Kim in the back.And suddenly, everyone stopped loving him: “Roy Kim is just a piece of $#@%!” Roy Kim is a rapist! Roy Kim is a pornographer!"
It was all a lie, of course. Roy Kim was innocent. He had not hurt anyone. But no one believed Roy Kim. Those who had once confessed their love to Roy Kim turned their back on him. And Roy Kim was hurt. He could bear the wound on his back. Roy Kim, however, could not bear the fact that his fans had turned on him like a bunch of wild animals. They had loved Roy Kim. And Roy Kim had loved them back.
And that was the hardest part for Roy Kim: Learning how fake this world truly is. Not everyone who says that they are your friend will actually be there for you in your darkest hour. The love that they claim to have for you will turn out to be as fake as their words.
It actually made me cry knowing all those artists subject to the same story…when the worst part is that no one can verify whether something reported in the media is true or not, whether to believe or turn a blind eye. All the access we have to a famous person’s life is through the media, which can portray anything in whatever way they choose.
After EXO’s Chanyeol’s weird scandal, I just decided never to look into rumours and leave their personal lives completely alone.
Right! They’re human, after all. It’s impossible to live on this planet and not make a mistake or two. But they also deserve the benefit of the doubt. And as fans, we should support them just as much as they support us.
This is a very complicated issue, cause some of it IS true. Some people did commit horrible crimes and some innocent ones got accused too in the process. And it is not always that easy for fans or other people to know what to believe.
It is cruel, being exposed to a mob like that…
There seems to be no respect anymore, Every person has his corners and edges, So what …
It is extremely sad when someone sees no other way out and takes his own life.
And the whole thing will get even worse if this mob continues like this, As if it were the most normal thing in the world…
Umm… Just as @mirjam_465 has stated, it’s a complicated issue. There were talks of implementing a cyberbullying law, but then the opposition argued that something like that could have lasting effects on Democracy and free speech. And we’ve just witnessed how fragile these things are, especially when tyrants abuse them…
The Lord Jesus Christ was called a daemon and a blasphemer. If God Himself is subjected to such atrocities, what hope is there for us? Except that we should not give up. We should not be so weak that we would fall victim to what a bunch of narrow-minded fools are saying. That is exactly what they want. We should not let that happen.
So please tell your grandniece not to listen to those haters. If she wants to marry her idol, then so be it. She has her whole life ahead of her to understand these things. Whatever she does, I am certain that her family – and now this strange guy named Adrian – will continue to support and encourage her.
I don’t know the truth.
As an outsider, we just know the star, we don’t the know the person offstage, his past or what he does besides his career of singing. We don’t even know if media are stating rumors or facts.
We can doubt the picture, we can doubt the person in the picture, we can doubt the star, we can doubt anything. I prefer to separate the person from the star and stay away from these scandals. Not because someone has a status of a star and has fans or we are fans that we should believe it’s impossible for that person to commit crimes because we like his songs or his face is a flower boy’s. There is no evidence based on our feelings as fans or anti-fans, we were not there, that’s why there are investigations and it’s the work of the courts, not fans’ work to condemn or clear a star.
Currently, a member of my favorite kpop group (I won’t name it here, but I’ve mentioned it in previous posts) is under investigation for something (which I also don’t want to name here). He decided to leave his group to protect the other members. I was stunned, not because of what he was being investigated for, but because he left. It never occurred to me that any of the members could be separated because their bond was so strong. And then I found out that there were so called ‘fans’ that were glad he left, and that they turned against him. According to several sources, the investigation had been going on for several months before it was publicly announced. The results still haven’t been released, which makes me wonder why some fans are jumping the gun and immediately condemning the idol.
Even if he is proved guilty, I’ll still listen to his music. If he did something wrong, he should face the consequences. I may not support his choice/action, but that doesn’t lessen the amount of support and love I have for him as a fan. Because that group’s music, smiles, and hearts were with me during my low times, I’m going to do the same and support them during their hard times as well. Something he said in a Vlive that I watched maybe two years ago really encouraged me and stayed with me as I was going through the stress of college. For me, support goes beyond being ‘fair’ to doing so because I genuinely cherish each and every member. Reading the post about Roy Kim going through something similar is just heartbreaking as well.