just sayin’ #1

Starting with this, I’m going to have a “Just Sayin'” corner for those stuff that I want to react to but doesn’t exactly fit into a full blog post category. Maybe because I want to say more than the 140-characters Twitter allows. Maybe because I’m a busybody. And I’m just following what a mentor told me before: “say your piece or hold your peace forever”. And I want to add… “and be pissed even more.”

So here’s my opening salvo, a post by someone on tumblr. See, I love checking the profile of whoever takes my interest because it can tell you the POV the person is coming from. Yes I do fan profiling, it’s fun, interesting and revealing.

This post has taken quite a fair share of attention among Arashi fans because of the tone and language.

 

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Inevitably, there was some reaction.

 

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And then the reaction from the fan in question (at the bottom of the photo).

 

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Source

My take:

Before you “insult” certain artists, consider first that your “number one bias” probably do a lot of business (i.e. earn money, sell records, do concerts) in the country of the artists you are bashing. And since when did fandom become all about insults? Just sayin’.

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