First of all, point out to me where I said “only Block B” because I’m well aware that a host of grown men don’t know when to quit. Secondly, bandmates and Dongho aside, Nichkhun was NOT in the wrong. The same way I have something to say anytime an idol thinks it’s ok to do blackface, Khunnie, as a THAI person, had something to say when a natural disaster in his home country was made light of. And I am a BBC as well and it’s fine to come to their defense when people are making death threats and telling them to disband but don’t think for a second that that’s the ONLY thing BBCs are going crazy over because I’ve seen countless people being attacked by Block B fans for even criticizing them for the incident. So don’t tell me that no BBCs are over-reacting because they definitely are when they go crazy over a criticism. I’ve already had people go off on me and not once have i told them to disband or threatened their lives but I do criticize the incident because it was wrong any way you look at it.
“ It breaks my heart to know that grown men can’t control their mouths when it counts.”
I was addressing the implications by that statement. The argument that they “should have known better,” albeit a reasonable one, is getting old and has already been addressed by every BBC coming to their defence. Everyone has said something insensitive before, no one is innocent of that, and it should be dropped now that they’ve apologized. Hating someone for making light of a situationis as ridiculous as it was of the person making light of the situation in the first place. What more do you want from them now that they’ve apologized?
Nichkhun was entirely unprofessional. Tell me how, as a colleague, it was in anyway professional for him to call out a group on Twitter? They’re not fourteen year old girls in middle school verbally combating each other over a choice of poor words. Block B was not intentionally offensive to Thai fans, there is a difference between someone being inflammatory on purpose, and someone being poorly informed and saying something that they’d come to regret later. That’s why there’s a difference between the idols that do blackface, and the comments made by Block B. Insensitivity versus bigotry, there’s a huge leap between the two issues.
I’ve yet to see a BBC overreact to the degree that Hottest have. Not saying it didn’t happen, I won’t question your personal accounts since I haven’t seen it, but I’ve been in the Block B tag and all I see are BBCs asking people to stop sending death threats and calling for their disbandment, or Hottest and other fans screaming about how they’ll hate Block B forever.
I myself have said what Block B said was wrong, and they should have been more thoroughly coached on Thai manners before the interview took place.
But to hate them and demand they be forever in shame is beyond ridiculous.