Before I start I would just like to say that I’m CL biased but this is about her (and other YG artist) getting on instagram and trying to act “hood”. I feels as if they are trying to portray someth…

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Anonymous asked: Before I start I would just like to say that I’m CL biased but this is about her (and other YG artist) getting on instagram and trying to act “hood”. I feels as if they are trying to…

Crystal “CeeFu” Anderson‘s insight:

This comment reflects how sometimes Western, and particularly American, commentators on K-pop forget about our relationship to Korea (i.e. looking at a culture from the outside) and reveal an unfamiliarity with Korean history. The rapid modernization experienced by Korea in the wake of military dictatorships and a war that ravaged the country does not preclude issues with economic disparity. African Americans do not have the corner on "ghettos" or "hoods." 

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