On Thursday December 8 2011, Singapore’s The Straits Times – Life! had a report on an article titled “Sick of K-pop Cult”, reported by Adeline Chia.
According to the article, Adeline Chia attended TVXQ(DBSK/Dong Bang Shin Ki) fan meet in Singapore. She reported that she is heartily sick of every bit of Korean pop, from the manufactured sounds, the ersatz emotions, the clone-like stars to the cult-like weepy fandom. She also referred the K-pop wave with David Mitchell’s 2004 novel Cloud Atlas. This article caused an uproar from Singapore’s Korean pop fans, particularly Cassiopeias (Fanclub of TVXQ), who demanded an apology from Adeline Chia if 5,000 fans sign a petition on twitition(http://twitition.com/b6gmf). “Adeline Chia” even was on Singapore’s twitter trend on Thursday.
This reminds me of another anti-Hallyu incident in Japan – Japanese actor, Sousuke Takaoka made several criticism regarding the Hallyu Wave in Japan. The celebrity later apologized on his blog and decided to leave his entertainment industry.
So what do you think of Adeline Chia’s article and Sousuke Takaoka’s incident?