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Kpop idols under fire for supporting China's involvement in Korean War

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Korean netizens have filed a national petition to ban certain idols from promoting in Korea.

In light of the recent historical controversy, Korean netizens have created a petition to ban idols including EXO's Lay, f(x)'s Victoria, former PRISTIN member Kyulkyung, Cosmic Girls' Cheng Xiao, Xuanyi, Meiqi, and more from promoting in Korea. As reported, netizens have expressed rage over the past several days as several Chinese K-Pop idols began to show their support in commemorating China's military involvement in the Korean War. 

In the petition, netizens argued that they "do not wish to see those who seek to change the historical narrative while brazenly continuing their promotions in South Korea." The petition also noted that "China continues to make propagandistic materials to commemorate their involvement, creating films and broadcasting documentaries during prime time on television." 

Furthermore, the petition supporters argued that these idols have "gained popularity by debuting in Korea," and that they are now using their influence to distort the narrative of Korean history. The petition reads, "This gesture is gaining momentum, as it is influencing other Chinese audiences and international viewers who are not knowledgeable in Korea's history." 

As of October 25 at 9:55 PM KST, the petition has over 11,711 supporters and has since been undergoing review by the petition administrators.

 

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2020/10/korean-netizens-file-national-petition-to-ban-lay-victoria-kyulkyung-cheng-xiao-more-from-actively-promoting-in-korea

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But i guess they're okay with BTS thanking American soldiers for their  involvement in the korean war ? 

 

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Well. I’m certainly not going to go all ‘Murcia in here, but considering the fate of North Korea and its people, ethnic S. Korean idols are more inclined to side with the United States/UN role in the conflict. I know it’s in vogue to hate on America, and in many cases there’s plenty of justification.  This isn’t one though.

I’m not at all shocked that Chinese idols are taking this stance, their families and livelihoods are threatened if they don’t, some of them probably genuinely believe it.

But South Koreans are generally satisfied with the arrangement, especially given the state of the North.

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2 hours ago, Darth Sidious said:

But South Koreans are generally satisfied with the arrangement, especially given the state of the North

I anticipate the day in my life when the border finally is able to be taken down and they unite as a non dictatorship cry0

Something like having a president or a prime minister

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12 minutes ago, Chris Morlock said:

I anticipate the day in my life when the border finally is able to be taken down and they unite as a non dictatorship cry0

Something like having a president or a prime minister

I doubt that'll ever happen, and it if does, we won't be alive to see it. 

Setting aside all the political arguments, and focusing on the North Korean people as a singular issue, the reality is that it is a glorified buffer state. When the Soviet Union went under, and that famine gripped it in the early 90s, hundreds of thousands of people died, and an entire generation of children were malnourished and underdeveloped. And that's been a problem they've been dealing with ever since. On the whole, the cost of assimilating the North Korean state into South Korea would be astronomical. The North and South have just developed far too differently for it to be feasible. Most of the NK population is incredibly ignorant of the outside world, have no modern skillsets, and once again are physically so much weaker than their cousins in the South. South Korea, one of the richest and most industrious states in the world simply doesn't want to have a hermit state (where the manufacturing of meth is crucial to the state budget) latch onto it. 

And hell will freeze over before the South submits to the North. 

And the Chinese won't be content with a unified Korea under control of the South on their doorstep. You're talking about a buffer state under the thumb of a morbidly-obese little god king, where 90% of the population are malnourished, underdeveloped slaves, and where a majority of people aren't aware that man has been on the moon. 

Everyone likes the situation the way it is, the most that will happen is that there will be officially "peace" between them. 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Darth Sidious said:

I doubt that'll ever happen, and it if does, we won't be alive to see it. 

Setting aside all the political arguments, and focusing on the North Korean people as a singular issue, the reality is that it is a glorified buffer state. When the Soviet Union went under, and that famine gripped it in the early 90s, hundreds of thousands of people died, and an entire generation of children were malnourished and underdeveloped. And that's been a problem they've been dealing with ever since. On the whole, the cost of assimilating the North Korean state into South Korea would be astronomical. The North and South have just developed far too differently for it to be feasible. Most of the NK population is incredibly ignorant of the outside world, have no modern skillsets, and once again are physically so much weaker than their cousins in the South. South Korea, one of the richest and most industrious states in the world simply doesn't want to have a hermit state (where the manufacturing of meth is crucial to the state budget) latch onto it. 

And hell will freeze over before the South submits to the North. 

And the Chinese won't be content with a unified Korea under control of the South on their doorstep. You're talking about a buffer state under the thumb of a morbidly-obese little god king, where 90% of the population are malnourished, underdeveloped slaves, and where a majority of people aren't aware that man has been on the moon. 

Everyone likes the situation the way it is, the most that will happen is that there will be officially "peace" between them. 

 

 

The day the south surrenders to the north is the day I'm done with kpop dead2

The fact that the dictatorship was able to successfully brainwash the entire country is insane dead4

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