Kpop being colorists

By : Shanise Lachelle

Although I haven’t been into kpop for no longer than about 8 months, I’ve quickly become a HUGE fan and I’ve also ran into multiple scandals and MOST of them being on different kpop idols being colorist/ racist.

While I knew alot of them would low key be colorist( hello they live in a country where it is 99% Asians and they only see themselves) I was still hoping that they would have made some progress forward. But no, Korea’s beauty standards are still extremely toxic and it’s still standard and BETTER if you’re pale.

Now flashback to MOST if not all of these idols baby pics and all of them are tan as hell as kids/teens . It’s not until they become successful idols they start to get lighter and lighter. Which alot suspect as bleaching their skin. Now bleaching is common in a few places but it’s massive in South Korea. To the point that if you’re darker or maybe just your natural skin color, you’re seen as dirty and not beautiful. I understand fully this is the way it’s always been in south Korea and it’s their culture, but that doesn’t mean it’s right or that it shouldn’t change.

I’VE used hwasa and Kai, two extremely talented, popular and sexy idols to prove my point. They’re their natural skin color and often got teased and dragged for being ” too dark” in the beginning. Now the kpop world is coming around , kinda to accepting darker skin tones, But not really.

I’ve recently come across a couple of rappers and kpop groups that have been called out for being racist/ colorist. Some so extreme, I felt a little sick to my stomach. Some acknowledge and apologized, while others swept it under the rug. Which left me honestly a little disappointed.

Kpop, k-r&b, and k-hiphop thrive ENTIRELY OFF OF BLACK CULTURE. All those little rappers are literally copying what they’ve seen black artists do, Most of them dark skinned. I just don’t understand how you can copy and paste our culture but mock us for it behind our backs!? Granted Americans have mocked Asians before and we have all these asian stereotypes, so both communities are in the wrong. I just wish the world could give up this whole “pale Is better and pale is beauty”, because it seriously harms the mental health of darker skinned fans.

I know it’s not just kpop with colorist issues,( it’s literally the whole world). But I just want some accountability to happen. I need these Korean artists to understand the music they love and copy is because of black people. And the colorist jokes need to stop. It’s not funny and it’s not cute and to be worldwide idols, they should know better by now. Like I said I understand it’s their culture, and between my black friends they would always point out how I’m the darkest and make harmless jokes, so maybe alot it when’s it’s between groups is ” harmless”. But that doesn’t stop the fact the the kpop industry is very lokey racist while profiting off the very ones they make fun off.

All I’m saying as a dark skin fan, is do better, be smarter, be kinder and give credit where it’s due. It’s not gonna kill you to change the way you look at something or someone. As a fan I’m not gonna cancel you, because cancel culture is just as toxic and I love you. But I want you to understand how that makes me feel as a black fan, I want to politely educate you so you learn and know better . PALE IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO BE BEAUTIFUL.

Stranger things 3

Don’t worry this is super spoiler free! But man oh man was this season an very emotional ride. I woke up 7 am today and at freshly 2:45 finished this season. With only two bathroom breaks and eating twice. Can I just scream EL IS THAT BITCH OKAY. Sis is constantly saving EVERYONE ALL THE TIME. Like I hope she’s resting and taking a much needed break. She deserves it. Also NANCY is that bitch and is very handy with multiple types of guns. Also ms. BUYERS that MOM. The only mom we will acknowledge in this show. Dacre montgomery was BRILLIANT as billy. But we already knew what he was capable of acting wise. Out of all 3 seasons, this season by FAR was my favorite. I… just lost for words. Well done everyone. Well done.👏👏👏 the ending alone deserves all the EMMYS!!!!

LIZZO LIZZO LIZZO😋

Now I’ve seen miss LIZZO all over social media for being body positive and embracing and loving every INCH of herself and not apologizing for it. At first few glances I was like cool sis I support it. Never gave her a second glance. Then she just kept popping up all over my Instagram. And THEN sis OWNED THE BET AWARDS. And I just had to STAN after her performance. Sis was twerking and then turned around and played the FUCKING FLUTE!!! A 🔈FLUTE! All while still dancing and maintaining flawless vocals! Like I said I’ve decided to STAN forever. LIZZO is flawless and a breath of fresh air. I’m in-love. I hope she doesn’t let this boxed music industry change her at all. She’s PERFECTION. Check her out! You won’t be disappointed. She’s a great role model for young girls. She loves her full figure and refuses to apologize for it and her music SLAPS. LIZZO Issa yea for me hunny📍

Little mix -bounce back

As we ALL know. I’m a super fan and I will stan them to my death. In this HOUSE🏠 we stan LITTLE MIX. And they NEVER disappoint or fail to amaze me . Every single era has been POPPING. And like America usually sucks ass cause of like being super homophobic and racist and THEIR president is a moron and like eugh🤢 . So it’s no surprise to me AT ALL that they continue to sleep on the British all girl talent that is LITTLE MIX. I mean when you can find a girl group that can ALL sing and hold their own. They never try and out perform each other they perform always as an unit. They redo their singles EVERY time they perform them. And they genuinely all LOVE each other so like🗣🤷🏾‍♀️ I don’t know what else America wants. But anyways little mix have given us the ultimate summer thot bop in bounce back. 10/10 recommend. It’s a sample song but like who cares!! Drake has done sample songs and Beyoncé! This song is a BOPPPPPPOPPPPPOPPP🗣🔈. I pray they have good universal promo coming up and they give us dry ass Americans what we want and need. Little mix just continue to deliver and y’all continue to sleep. But this BOPPPPPPP could be the BOPPPPPPPP to set them off and wake America the fuck UP. Do your ears a favor and go give it a listen. You’re welcome. Happy official summer as well🌞