I keep on wanting to do something with this blog to re-haul the bullshit and try to actual do something conducive and not overstepping with it, but I feel like, given the name and it’s history and the way it has been recently inactive and the fact that I have no time to moderate another social networking website with the dedication it deserves, it would be best instead to shut it down.
I did not create nor moderate this blog for most of its existence. I came in as a non-Korean WOC fan of Kpop who wanted to be critical of Western racism and orientalism in the fandom and open a discourse about healthy intercultural exchanges that are NOT rife with colorist, racist, tokenizing, anti-Black nonsense, which is unfortunately so common in this fandom. However, this blog, with the symbol and the name and the fact that it was started by a white woman (who was cool about intersectional feminism in fandom but decided to drop off the face of the planet after greatly disrespecting a WOC on this blog, since the accountability process is cool for everyone but herself, which is an unfortunate thing that happens very often with white people in the kpop fandom) is instead a potential hot bed of coming from an entitled place of knowledge about Korean culture and Korean women and Korean feminism, which is not at all what this is about, nor what I ever came here trying to pose as. This isn’t Simon and Martina, this isn’t some cheap Western people “Oh u Azns are SO stupid lol lettuce tell u how to be TRULY empowered in yr pop music”, as a WOC I know that kind of shit is supremacist as fuck and I do not want to engage it, or seem like I am about to.
I am sorry this blog stayed so inactive for so long with no explanation. For now, the blog will stay up, but count it as good as dead, unless I come and specify otherwise. I might, with permission from the bloggers, direct ya’ll to some folks that do this kind of thing and talk about intersectional politics and Asian/Korean culture/Kpop, though I don’t know how much of that I can offer since I am hesitant to direct people to my politically-minded Korean friends since none of them give any shitty fuck about Kpop and it’d be super gross to just have a bunch of fans flooding their inboxes and asking them inane questions about things they have no clue about. However, there are cool Western feminist fans who are pretty legit at checking themselves and trying to keep an open discourse on these subjects, and many of whom which can talk about certain kpop related subjects from a personal point of view (like Kpop and anti-Blackness/fetishizing/tokenizing)
Regardless, thank you for your support throughout the uncertainty and silence, I do appreciate it! Ya’ll have been super cool! <3