[Video (Re) Post] Cultural Appropriation, Choice, and Some Cornrows

In this video, we’re looking at the recent dustup with ATEEZ Hongjoong’s cornrows, KQ Entertainment’s statement in response to criticism, and how even here fandom is full of people who CHOOSE to be antiblack *to their fellow fans* in the name of their idol favorites.

Links:

ATEEZ Parent Company KQ Entertainment Issues Apology for Hongjoong’s Cornrows (https://www.teenvogue.com/story/ateez…) – My news coverage for Teen Vogue The statement from KQ Entertainment on the Daum fancafe (http://cafe.daum.net/ATEEZ/n62e/173)

“K-pop’s online activism for Black Lives Matter is complicated” – Vox’s Reset Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0fix…) – Start at the 16-minute mark for Miranda Larsen’s incredible segment!

The Cultural Appropriation Conversation So Very Hairy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vidw…)

Appropriation, Appreciation, and Good Ole Chicken Noodle Soup (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yXnC…)

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Antiblackness in the K-Pop Industry and Its Fandom Spaces (https://stitchmediamix.com/nonficpost…) – The masterpost for my ongoing project!

About Zeenah

Zina writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.
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