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The Lawspeaker
11-16-2019, 08:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8LxORztUWY

Taking a look at the history and development of South Korean pop music and the highly exploitative system that underpins it. Sources: On South Korea’s history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_K... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2 FSouth_Korea&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_K... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2 FSouth_Korea%25E2%2580%2593United_States_relations&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_R... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2 FFirst_Republic_of_Korea&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fcountrystudies.us%2Fsouth-korea%2F11.htm&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2 FEconomy_of_South_Korea&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) On K-pop: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-pop (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2 FK-pop&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://www.spin.com/2012/03/seoul-tr... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spin.com%2F2012%2F03% 2Fseoul-trained-inside-koreas-pop-factory%2F&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) http://seoulbeats.com/2012/02/the-roa... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fseoulbeats.com%2F2012%2F02 %2Fthe-road-to-k-pop-stardom-training%2F&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pa... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fworld-asia-pacific-13760064&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) http://www.moonrok.com/tag/the-histor... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.moonrok.com%2Ftag%2Fth e-history-of-k-pop-10%2F&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) Trainee abuse: http://www.worldofbuzz.com/ex-snsd-tr... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldofbuzz.com%2Fex-snsd-trainee-reveals-ugly-truth-kpop-korean-entertainment-industry%2F&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://www.dramafever.com/news/kpop-... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dramafever.com%2Fnews %2Fkpop-star-shockingly-accuses-industry-of-turning-blind-eye-to-rampant-physical-abuse-of-idols%2F&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) South Korea’s workers’ rights: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amnesty.org%2Fen%2Fco untries%2Fasia-and-the-pacific%2Fsouth-korea%2Freport-korea-republic-of%2F&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://www.export.gov/article?id=Kor... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.export.gov%2Farticle% 3Fid%3DKorea-Labor&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1) https://tradingeconomics.com/south-ko... (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Ftradingeconomics.com%2Fso uth-korea%2Fminimum-wages&event=video_description&v=J8LxORztUWY&redir_token=J5IX4J7hBDOCNCXuBVF7PpGCNnB8MTU3NDAyMz ExNUAxNTczOTM2NzE1)

glambutera
11-16-2019, 08:48 PM
I hate K-pop they're so ugly

Daco Celtic
11-16-2019, 09:16 PM
Tons and tons of plastic surgery. Japan has much less.

Thambi
11-16-2019, 09:42 PM
Wow, I never knew kpop stars had such intense lifestyle with so much risk involved in their career paths. Thanks for the video. Quite informative. I have way more respect for them now. The amount of hard work they put in, dedication, passion they have really deserve the recognition they have globally today.

The Lawspeaker
11-16-2019, 09:44 PM
Wow, I never knew kpop stars had such intense lifestyle with so much risk involved in their career paths. Thanks for the video. Quite informative. I have way more respect for them now. The amount of hard work they put in, dedication, passion they have really deserve the recognition they have globally today.

That's one way to look at it: I see it as Late Stage Capitalism and yet another indicator of the moral bankruptcy of our modern society.

Thambi
11-16-2019, 09:52 PM
That's one way to look at it: I see it as Late Stage Capitalism and yet another indicator of the moral bankruptcy of our modern society.

yeah haha true thats the main point of the video highlighted. They are pretty much slaves to the three major companies who have a monopoly over the kpop industry. The idols know they have no choice who become gullible for the companies and they start exploiting them in all ways possible. Also makes independent artists pretty much impossible to rise.

The Lawspeaker
11-16-2019, 09:55 PM
yeah haha true thats the main point of the video highlighted. They are pretty much slaves to the three major companies who have a monopoly over the kpop industry. The idols know they have no choice who become gullible for the companies and they start exploiting them in all ways possible. Also makes independent artists pretty much impossible to rise.

Exactly. And this is why I am in favour of completely abolishing modern culture. People need to be free and independent and allowed to take inspiration from that what has been passed down to them by their ancestors and tweak it to suit this generation. That, of course, doesn't exclude foreign influences but it does exclude the existence of conglomerates that have the society by the throat and who brainwash them for political and financial gain without their victims even knowing it.

WeirdLookingFellow
11-17-2019, 06:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8LxORztUWY

Too much leftist interpretation of a topic that can be easily discussed by a paleoconservative.

The Lawspeaker
11-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Too much leftist interpretation of a topic that can be easily discussed by a paleoconservative.

Aye. Then we first need to find a paleocon with the balls to do it.

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:05 PM
They're all killing themselves

https://i.imgur.com/cycyP0W.png

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:24 PM
I think their culture is a cancer tbh they hate themselves they hate their own skin colour

https://youtu.be/i_F8ILNUqXw
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQ4peeJOAsxtm7uU9biblNfQW3Q5UV 3f6tqxY72FrnWl6YqNdEw



Look how awful her skin look due to so many bleach creams
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t-qe27DMn5gxCzu5A4d5vF2hNefir5twRKE9cO5PegIjnLtUb0ur DZsiEpbyeKxcMsIVpGdWgwxEaDmYuPDZWugtPCh5x7NF=w720

People think Japas are darker than them because those products ain't popular in Japan.

Thambi
11-24-2019, 02:30 PM
I think their culture is a cancer tbh they hate themselves they hate their own skin colour

https://youtu.be/i_F8ILNUqXw
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQ4peeJOAsxtm7uU9biblNfQW3Q5UV 3f6tqxY72FrnWl6YqNdEw



Look how awful her skin look due to so many bleach creams
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t-qe27DMn5gxCzu5A4d5vF2hNefir5twRKE9cO5PegIjnLtUb0ur DZsiEpbyeKxcMsIVpGdWgwxEaDmYuPDZWugtPCh5x7NF=w720

People think Japas are darker than them because those products ain't popular in Japan.

I dont think they hate their skin. they're already pretty light to begin with. they just dont want to get darker cause asians from what i've seen tan very very easily.

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:36 PM
I dont think they hate their skin. they're already pretty light to begin with. they just dont want to get darker cause asians from what i've seen tan very very easily.

Those products/culture is only popular in South Korea and India. Notice how North Koreans do not give a fuck about not being pale. They do not buy bleach skin products there coz lol North Korea is not influenced by the Western they dont worship Europeans

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:41 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFyjEu57GJnkD4t52dL3jHuephdi4qg jiiXZoDfqDf6RSF-OfL8mrTQlBJ&s=10

South Korean girls' obsession with double eyelid surgery as they strive to look like 'pretty western celebrities'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2222481/South-Korean-girls-obsession-double-eyelid-surgery-strive-look-like-pretty-western-celebrities.html

Thambi
11-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Those products/culture is only popular in South Korea and India. Notice how North Koreans do not give a fuck about not being pale. They do not buy bleach skin products there coz lol North Korea is not influenced by the Western they dont worship Europeans

fairness creams are common all across east/south/southeast asia. i'm not sure about west asia/middle east but they might have those creams too given their preference for fair skin just like rest of asia.

In north korea i dont think they care much about beauty and the products anyways given the restrictions and they are very patriarchal in nature as well. so women might not have many options anyways.

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:44 PM
fairness creams are common all across east/south/southeast asia. i'm not sure about west asia/middle east but they might have those creams too given their preference for fair skin just like rest of asia.

In north korea i dont think they care much about beauty and the products anyways given the restrictions and they are very patriarchal in nature as well. so women might not have many options anyways.


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFyjEu57GJnkD4t52dL3jHuephdi4qg jiiXZoDfqDf6RSF-OfL8mrTQlBJ&s=10

South Korean girls' obsession with double eyelid surgery as they strive to look like 'pretty western celebrities'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2222481/South-Korean-girls-obsession-double-eyelid-surgery-strive-look-like-pretty-western-celebrities.html

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:45 PM
South Korea is super influenced by the US(music, movies etc) they wanna look white. North Koreans are keeping their own culture and traditions.

Sora
11-24-2019, 02:47 PM
I think their culture is a cancer tbh they hate themselves they hate their own skin colour

Not more cancer than European cultures! Also why they hate themselves, do you know? 'Cause of European narcissists! I've never seen any people more egoistic than Europeans. They all think they're center of world themselves!


[QUOTE=glambutera]Look how awful her skin look due to so many bleach creams

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t-qe27DMn5gxCzu5A4d5vF2hNefir5twRKE9cO5PegIjnLtUb0ur DZsiEpbyeKxcMsIVpGdWgwxEaDmYuPDZWugtPCh5x7NF=w720

She never bleached her skin! Her ex boyfriend have beaten her. Also she commited suicide this evening thanks to people like you!

glambutera
11-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Not more cancer than European cultures! Also why they hate themselves, do you know? 'Cause of European narcissists! I've never seen any people more egoistic than Europeans. They all think they're center of world themselves!




She never bleached her skin! Her ex boyfriend have beaten her. Also she commited suicide thanks to people like you!

They all bleach their skin and puts lots filters to look pale on instagram. She looked yellow in that pic coz is her true colour.

glambutera
11-24-2019, 03:05 PM
U wanna blame me? It's not my fault at all - more like yours because she was a slave to the industry. And I don't buy/stream her music. It's also silly to kill urself because a fucking man.

Westbrook
11-24-2019, 03:16 PM
Haha oh yes. North Korea is clearly the model of sanity.
South Korea is super influenced by the US(music, movies etc) they wanna look white. North Koreans are keeping their own culture and traditions.

glambutera
11-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Haha oh yes. North Korea is clearly the model of sanity.

According to you. They preserve their culture and do not create self haters, I admire that. Not saying anything other than that so please do not fuck try to put words on my mouth.

Westbrook
11-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Right. I'm sure the average North Korean is much happier with their lives and situation. They may not have freedom, food, or electricity, but at least their illustrious culture hasn't been compromised by big bad whitey and his evil western ways.
According to you. They preserve their culture and do not create self haters, I admire that. Not saying anything other than that so please do not fuck try to put words on my mouth.

Ymyyakhtakh
11-24-2019, 04:06 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFyjEu57GJnkD4t52dL3jHuephdi4qg jiiXZoDfqDf6RSF-OfL8mrTQlBJ&s=10

South Korean girls' obsession with double eyelid surgery as they strive to look like 'pretty western celebrities'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2222481/South-Korean-girls-obsession-double-eyelid-surgery-strive-look-like-pretty-western-celebrities.html

Whites should be doing plastic surgery to look like Asians, because Caucasoid-like facial features look worse than Mongoloid-like facial features both in Asians and whites:

https://i.imgur.com/yxhafza.jpg

glambutera
11-24-2019, 04:13 PM
Right. I'm sure the average North Korean is much happier with their lives and situation. They may not have freedom, food, or electricity, but at least their illustrious culture hasn't been compromised by big bad whitey and his evil western ways.

At least they do not listen to Madonna