Friday, November 6, 2015

MYTH BUSTERS: IU EDITION


I was going to review IU's great funky comeback but I can't because people just have to make a T-ara-esc Witch Hunt scandal like they do with every other idol they collectively hate because they have nothing they love about their lives or themselves. IU's actually already cleared up  the scandal but of course people are still missing the point, Asian Junkie even cleared it up from her apology for international fans to see (in the link), but you know, since a lot of them are koreaboo's and believe whatever Korean netizens believe to make them feel more Korean, that's going overlooked too. Well I'm here to point out each situation and clear up crystal fucking clear.


1.) MYTH: IU SEXUALIZED A CHILD

IU reportedly called Zeze, a character from a beloved Brazilian children's novel "My Sweet Orange Tree", about a five year old boy being sexually abused and neglected, sexy and is portraying him sexually in her lyrics for "Zeze". 

Look how your lips smile,
like this is so interesting
I can tell by that face, you’re a mean one
Ah, even your name is beautiful I want to keep calling it
What I imagine I can’t say out loud, but it’s so adorable
Stroking sounds with those little fingers
Singing of colors and sights in your ticklish voice, yeah
Zeze, climb up the tree
Kiss the leaves
Don’t fool around
Don’t hurt the tree, bad bad
Zeze, climb up the tree
Take the youngest leaf here
Take the only flower
Climb up me
Climb up me
Look at those blushing cheeks, like bloomed flowers
You’re innocent, but so clever
So naive like a child, but so dirty
There’s no way to know what’s inside ya
You’ve got sunshine over your head
But the glimpse of your inside is covered in dark clouds, oh
Zeze, climb up the tree
Kiss the leaves
Don’t fool around
Don’t hurt the tree, bad bad
Zeze, climb up the tree
Take the youngest leaf here
Take the only flower
Climb up me
Climb up me
Just one more touch
I wait for you here every day
Come get it all
I want to call again
I wait for you here every day
You turn back so cold, but you’ll come back tomorrow night
Zeze, climb up the tree
Kiss the leaves
Don’t fool around
Don’t hurt the tree, bad bad
Zeze, climb up the tree
Take the youngest leaf here
Take the only flower
Climb up me
Climb up me

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:

IU never called Zeze sexy. In fact, she never talked about the boy being sexy directly at all. She found his duality traits interesting and thought that they went with her album perfectly. Which it does, throughout the whole album IU is discussing the theme of dual personalities which people would understand better if they read the lyrics to "23". 

Here's IU talking about "Zeze" via V app @ 42:35:


Also, many are calling IU a pedophile for telling Zeze to climb on-top of her what they don't realize is that she clearly states in the interview above that she wrote it from the perspective of Minguinho, the actual tree in the book, and an actual translation from the tree from the book said that to Zeze in the novel.

People were saying shit like "IU clearly didn't read the novel." No. You obviously didn't read the novel because people who have know the reference. Stop making yourself look like a dumbass.

MYTH BUSTED.

2.) IU IS GLORIFYING LOLITA CONCEPTS

IU is reported to have been using innocent-like images in her music video in a sexual manner to convey a lolita concept.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:

Hey remember when IU had this as her concept:


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And no one said a single fucking thing about it? IU along with every other cutesy k-pop idol is geared towards uncle fans and nasty teenagers just like how AOA and Stellar are geared towards uncle fans and nasty teenagers. News flash, East Asia loves cute shit. In Korea, aegyo is seen as very attractive and a lot of girls are brought up to do that shit in order to get boys to like them. 

Yet the minute IU criticizes that images, which she does in "23", all of a sudden it's a problem and she shouldn't talk about it? The whole idea about this album is to poke fun at her previous image and that she is not just a cute bear nor is she a sly fox but that she can be both. She is in fact, shitting on the industries take on females either being "cute" or "sexy" and that there is no gray area in between, and she does this through a very obvious satire. 

This is honestly just fans being hypocritical idiots. If you say that Lovelyz "Candy Jelly Love" has a lot of refrences to jizz in their lyrics you will get a lot of shit thrown at you saying you have a "dirty mind." But when IU is clearly making a statement on her image all of sudden the dirty mind is needed? 

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IU is basically dissing the people who want to keep her backed into a corner of cuteness without realizing that it's the fans who are the issue because they're the ones who are quick to support cute groups yet unjustly fire shots at IU who dare critique it and call her a pedophile meanwhile they're a 50 year old man fapping to G-Friend.

Look at when IU says "I wanna be a child forever" while sucking on the baby bottle but then takes it out and pours the milk all over the doll when she says "No, I want to be a moist woman." This is basic-ass symbolism you learn in middle school yet all of these so called smart people on Pann don't get it? Okay, let me break it down to you:

Baby bottles and and dolls are typically objects that are associated with childhood innocence. When IU removes the baby bottle from her mouth and dumps the milk on the doll she is symbolizing rejection of that, and thus symbolizing her breaking free of the very image she was boxed into by her company that her fans are still trying to shove her in.

It's not a lolita concept, it's a rejection of lolita concepts.

MYTH BUSTED.

3.) MYTH: IU SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE CLEAR WITH WHAT SHE WAS SATIRIZING

IU was apparantly too vague in her satire.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:

This blows me for several reasons and it makes me wonder about the average age of a k-pop fan. I learned about satire in the 7th grade, which is middle school in America. Koreans supposed to have a much more advanced school system than America on a stereotypical so why are they so confused by this VERY FUCKING OBVIOUS satire? And on top of that, I know America's school system is shitty but I'd like to think it's not so shitty that grown ass adults don't know what the fuck a satire is. I don't even want to think about what goes on in other countries at this point or I might have a heart attack. Trust me, if you stop bitching for three minutes and actually look at the lyrics and try to compose an original thought for once it will come to you.

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Yeah, if you can't figure out this obvious symbolism you're either probably too young for the internet or your education system failed you. But don't worry mine is failing me too.

MYTH BUSTED.

4.) MYTH: IU SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE SUBTLE WITH WHAT SHE WAS SATIRIZING

IU was apparently not vague enough in her satire.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:

I can agree she could have been more subtle but...

You shitting me? Judging by the amount of people that are demanding she should have been more clear with what she was satirizing God forbid she was even 1% more subtle or the entire teenage and elderly population of Korea along with a few other countries would have been pulling hernias left and right trying to decipher that. 

Even Sulli gets it.

MYTH BUSTED.

5.) MYTH: IU SHOULD HAVE LIGHTLY SHREDDED HER CUTSEY IMAGE BEFORE JUMPING INTO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CONCEPT

IU has always had a very cutesy images and should have matured a bit more musically before moving on to more "artistic" and adult concepts.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:

The people who have been saying this obviously haven't looked at an IU comeback in three years because she hasn't done the cutesy thing since "Good Day":

"Modern Times"




"My Old Story"




"Sogyeokdong"





She's literally gotten more mature with every comeback. 

MYTH BUSTED.

Just when you think T-ara's scandal was enough for people to not believe everything put on the internet with some captions without looking into the scandal on it's own they go and show just how naive, gullible, and stupid they are.

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