I've said this plenty of times on Twitter but I think I am out of the KPop fandom. Well, at least 80% of it. I care too much about Shinhwa and Battle (and to an extent MBLAQ) to really let them go.
I've grown sick of everything relating to it. I guess it's partially because the quality of music produced is stagnant. It's all the same. There is no major difference between the songs produced. Even Big Bang that used to be the "different" one, now sounds just like everyone else. I used to get so excited when there was a new relase, regardless of the group, because each group manage to make their sound different. Now, I don't even bother giving it a listen.
And, I've always been a huge supporter of the newbies. Well, I'm not a fan of theirs but I don't bash them. I've always thought that new competitions will bring out the best in the current groups. But nothing has changed. Even with the sudden influx of new groups debuting. Being new is not a bad thing. It's actually a good thing. I am happy they get to debut and follow their dreams to become singers. But I wonder how many of them actually love music and singing and how many are just in it for the popularity and the glitz and glamour.
Another thing that has thrown me of KPOP. The fans. I mean, supporting your favourite group is one thing but being dangerously obsessed is another thing. Fans are so quick to put down another group just to make their oppars and unnies seem better. All the hate surrounding every single fandom is just so freaking annoying. Can't you guys just enjoy the music? And obsessive fans really creeps me out. It's like the whole life revolves around that one group. I mean, there are other more important things in life. You cannot just throw away your life for a bunch of people that doesn't even know you.
I was like that before. Although I wasn't so extreme but I guess I've seen the light now, so to speak. I do not regret falling deep into KPOP. I've met some really wonderful people. Truly and will forever be thankful for that. My Shinhwa Changjo family, you guys are the best! My Battle Winners, I miss you guys! Let's continue supporting them in our own different ways. I'm still awaiting the day both groups have their comeback. And I'll be supporting them like never before.
But to the rest of KPOP, it's been a fun ride. You have brought so much laughter, sadness and shocks that can last me a lifetime. I will forever be thankful. It's been an eventful 4 years. I don't know if I'll return but I know I will forever be rooting for you, from the sidelines. Quietly. Goodbye. :)
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