I’ve been a B2UTY for nearly 4 years now, and while I wasn’t there from the beginning, I can still say I’m proud for them (seeing them shed their label as a ‘recycled group.’
Truth to be told, there are quite a lot of BEAST antis due to this label. Recently, BEAST has came back with their new album Good Luck. Being the over enthusiastic fan I am, I checked the comments for a few days straight 24/7.
And guess what I saw.
An anti’s comment, right smack in the middle of the comments for the music video. I was horrified of course, as he/she was targeting the scandals that happened a few years back, and an alleged racist comment made by Dongwoon during CUBE maknae’s interview.
I would like to address this issues one by one.
1) Dongwoon’s apparent racist comment the day before their comeback:
He mentioned that Kikwang had a black’s swag. For me, I do not think there is much issue. Swag, in current context, is a positive connotation, and Kikwang is known to have Chris Brown as his role model. Thus, I am sure that it is more of a compliment than not.
Also, he was asked to talk about Doojoon’s photo. This anti targeted Dongwoon’s speech without knowing the full story. Dongwoon commented that he didnt like the photo as Doojoon looked too dark. Dongwoon did not mean that Doojoon looked like a black; in fact it was because Doojoon was shadowed in that picture
I can only say that this issue was blown out of proportion.
2) Kikwang’s black face in 2010:
We can only apologize for this issue. It is insensitive for Kikwang to have done this and we, B2UTIEs, acknowledge that it is our oppa’s fault. However, it is also partially the show’s fault for them to make Kikwang do this on broadcast. In 2010, BEAST was still considered a rookie group. Quite a lot of shows has been notorious for making black faces on broadcast and even other idols, so do please forgive Kikwang for this mistake.
Once again, we apologize.
3) Doojoon’s reaction to a (I’m sorry) fat international fan in 2012:
I cannot help defend Doojoon on this issue.
I know some B2UTIEs have said that it was just a slip, but I believe that the damage has been done.
On the other hand, he is surrounded by idols everyday, and definitely used to seeing women who fit the standard of Kpop idol beauty. Also, is it also the MC’s fault for picking out that fan. It’s as though it was deliberate.
However, I do not think that Doojoon’s reaction had been appropriate and sincerely apologize for this careless insensitivity.
B2UTIEs are indeed apologetic of BEAST’s insensitivity at times.
However, dont you think it has been a long time since this incidents have passed? What’s the point of bringing this incidents up after 2-4 years? By now, most of the fans might have already forgotten about it/new fans may not have even heard about it.
Everyone’s human, and just because they’re idols, do we have the right to nitpick on everything they do?
We are aware that they were wrong, and with the public’s backlash, I am sure that they are ashamed.
But, they are not the same person as they were 2-4 years ago. They have matured in their own way.
What I want to say is, with all the peace around BEAST lately, is there really a need to bring up old scandals to satisfy your need to bring them down?
-a B2UTY who is annoyed at all these scandals resurfacing
P.S. the comment has already been taken down, based on the user’s own will or due to abuse reports, we do not know.