My Opinion on Antis/Antifans…

quite a strong title if I may say…but I think that I have something to say after an incident occurred and it involved SNSD…yeah, I know, I may sound like defending my favorite girl group in here…but I’ll try to write this as objective as possible…

if you haven’t knew already, the incident is about a group of people who throw lightsticks (or glowsticks) at SNSD while the girls were performing White Day Concert on March 14, 2010…I don’t like to assume things as false assumption is the root of all misunderstanding…but I can’t help to think that the people who did this are antis…this is not the first incident that hurt the girls and the SoNEs (as why there are people who hate someone you like)…a K-Pop fan would remember about the incident in Dream Concert 2008, where joint-task-force of other fandoms decided to put their lightsticks off when it’s SNSD’s turn to perform…but that’s in the past, being a newcomer in SNSD fandom, I don’t dare talk about it, since I don’t know anything about the reasons…tho yes, after knowing that past, I was hurt…

the recent incident however sparks my interest more as I still don’t know what the reason(s) behind their action (the Dream Concert 2008 incident has a reason from what I’ve heard, tho I don’t know what that is)…is it because of something SNSD did as a group? or is it something a particular member did? or is it simply to convey a message of hatred? or maybe, they are some fans who actually felt disappointed by the girls’ performance? a lot of possible reasons, yes…any right reason to hate, no…because I believe there’s no reason good enough for us to hate an idol group…

the glowstick throwing occurred at 0:33…

take no wrong assumption of me…I was once an anti, of SHINee…bash me if you’re a SHINee fan, but trust me, those days as an anti was short-lived and OVER, as I realized I gained nothing by becoming an anti…do I like them now? not quite, but that doesn’t mean I HATE them…I mean, for real, I won’t bash them, and I still watch varieties with them in it, as long as it doesn’t show only them…if I were to watch their performance, I wouldn’t throw things at them, rather, I’d just step back and give their fans chance to move closer to them…I would even clap my hands to their songs if I they ask the audience to clap…why? simple, I want to respect and appreciate them, that’s why…

the groups, and I mean all of the groups, went through hardships before they are popular right now…and now, they still have to cope with their tight schedules and stamina-draining activities…for all the hard work, all of them should be respected and appreciated…just imagine yourself in their shoes, what would you feel if someone just bash you out of the blue or maybe for some simple reasons…like maybe, “you got a lot of attention and love that you don’t deserve”…hey, WHO ARE US to decide? when we don’t like something, that doesn’t mean everyone should not like it too…hell, even that doesn’t mean your best friend should not like it too…

and truthfully, I am SICK of the fans-antifans war going on nowadays…or in my term, lovers-haters war, since there are A LOT people who claimed to be a neutral but actually take sides…saying that one is not an anti but bashes a group anyway, or saying that one is not a fan, but defends the group anyway…the thing is, once the lover(s) know the fandom of the hater(s), some of them tends to bash the group the haters love…which makes them, the haters…IMHO, all fans or lovers alike, should take a defensive stance…just don’t attack…and stand united…be a respectable fan, just think it like this, would our idol(s) be happy to see us trash talking other idol(s)? who might have a very good relationship with her/him? by thinking this way, I’m able to withdraw from the antis world…

and NO, this doesn’t apply only to K-Pop…to those from Indonesia, stop hating pop bands you don’t like…I was once their anti…name it, whether it’s ST12, Kangen Band, or other pop bands with similar kind of genre…if you don’t like them, don’t watch them…stop trash talking about them, with the same reason as above…I am already ashamed of what I did in the past, because there’s nothing proud in it…if the reason is to protect Indonesian music, then start making some music that you think will be a good influence to Indonesian music…because trust me, we won’t protect Indonesian music with just preaching about hatred towards other…

final note…let the peace reign over all fandoms…

And H1N1 goes to…SNSD’s Yuri…

i woke up today, and started up my laptop as usual…after i got a Twitter account, i’m more informed about the updates in K-Pop scene since i followed AllKPop and Soshified…the good thing about this is i got the infos virtually instantaneous…the bad thing is, well, i got the infos virtually instantaneous…

just like today, i just got up when i see a tweet from Soshified account saying that SNSD’s Yuri is contracted with H1N1 virus…my first reaction was: “NO WAY!”, wanting to believe that somehow Soshified made a mistake (tho they got great credibility), i checked AllKPop only to confirm the news…here’s the full transcript from AllKPop

SNSD’s Yuri diagnosed with swine flu

Yes, just when we thought Super Junior’s Eunhyuk would be the last person to be diagnosed with swine flu (H1N1), we’ve got more! This time, it’s SNSD’s Yuri!

On the night of March 4th, Yuri showed symptoms of cold so she went to the hospital to get a check up. The next day, the results were out and it was confirmed that she has been diagnosed with swine flu. She is currently resting in her house, and all her schedules will be canceled until she recovers, including her performances of Oh! on this week’s music programs.

It’s very unfortunate that the swine flu is still crawling around in 2010. Let’s hope Yuri has a quick recovery!

dang…i’m really shocked by this news and i still think of how the girls coping with this…people may think that since SNSD got nine members, if one can’t go, then eight would still be good…but that’s not the case…Yuri’s condition would make the rest of SNSD in worrisome thoughts, and that would make them more vulnerable to many kind of disruption…but as a SoNE i believe that The Nine would overcome this in a good way…

all i can do now is pray for Yuri so that her condition will be better…and for those who have twitter account Kwon Yuri, SNSD, twitter, swine fand read this, please show the girls some support by trending #getbetterkwonyuri…