This is a post made at hallyu8.com at the SNSD thread by a member named hazee. It explains what had happened pretty well…
I’m going to go ahead and say I’m not sorry for the following post.
I’m not sorry for being “butthurt” I’m not sorry for being “emotional” I’m not sorry for the “drama” and I’m not sorry for “another Hyohunnie rant” … so anyone who doesn’t care, skip over this but I’m not writing this for you anyway and it doesn’t matter anyway if you read it or not. I’m writing this in the desperate hope that KSONE actually lurk this thread and will see it.
I wanted to get a message out loud and clear — you underestimate Hyoyeon and how much of an affect she’s had within the ever expanding, international fandom.
You don’t treat her as well as the other members, as a fandom/as a whole, and you don’t respect her as well as the other members. It is obvious and it is SAD.
You don’t treat her as well.
You just dont.
Your philosophy of OT9, which we as an international fandom learned from YOU ALL and of which we now PREACH, is constantly jaded in my eyes but now I can’t ignore that anymore.
OT9 only means something to me if it is directly from SNSD’s mouths but if a KSONE has something to say on it, I can’t take it seriously anymore.
Although, let’s get this clear, I can’t personally speak for anyone else so this is all me right now based off what I’ve observed.
I don’t lie that I have a bias that filters most of these things out of my fingers, onto the keyboard and into a random international forum. But something has to be said, even as this will be buried in the pages of a quickly moving thread. Love me, hate me, love Hyo, hate Hyo, I don’t care.
I don’t care if people don’t like Hyoyeon but if in her own fandom, SONE who preach OT9 disrespect her like other people do (people who call her HyORC or otherwise), then I have to say something.
I’m not writing this even for the other Hyohunnies who can speak for themselves.
I’m writing this for everything that Hyoyeon has inspired within, everything that has made me happier and has made me want to work harder for myself, to find what makes me happy in life. For everything she’s inspired in me to even bother with the rest of SNSD and the rest of SONE fandom even though she doesn’t get the same attention or treatment as the other members.
I have to say all of this for her. At the least.
The reason for concern and for this post:
Some speculation on Fany’s appearance while she was obviously in the middle of Music Bank recording as well:
So what is the issue?
OT9 OT9 OT9 …
It grates after awhile and you might sneer at me being another mopey Hyohunnie but THERE IS A REASON FOR IT. It’s one thing if SNSD wasn’t as huge as they are, didn’t have the large fandom in Korea and out of Korea that they have, but THERE IS NO EXCUSE not to EQUALLY represent each member of OT9 since that is YOUR philosophy that you jam down everybody’s throats.
There is absolutely no EXCUSE.
And then you have the recent fiasco between KSONEs being mad at iSONEs with the release of TTS’s new album.
They get pissed at us international SONEs because we might be illegaly downloading and therefore not supporting SNSD.
You mean … SNSD … all 9 members? Support 9 members of SNSD?
You mean … like I did for TTS even though both Fany and Taeyeon were the LAST members for me to start liking, to start seeing as amazing human beings. Even though TTS are NOT my bias at all?! That it doesn’t matter since they are SNSD and I want to support them all as much as possible?
Why don’t you work on equally supporting SNSD while we work on it as well?
Why don’t you release one more picture of Hyoyeon?
Why not, in future album released, you release the images of Hyoyeon along with the rest of the other girls’ images? Like with the Mr Taxi release when her individual Mr Taxi photocard wasn’t scanned with the other members — it didn’t take hours, it didn’t take days, it took WEEKS for someone to BOTHER scanning hers and sharing it on the internet.
Why don’t you work on that?
Work on supporting all of SNSD equally?
Following KPOP should be fun. It should be something to celebrate and it should be something where if anything, you find peace within your own fandom.
I’m tired of being upset by this. I’m tired of swallowing the OT9 preachiness when it obviously doesn’t exist in all of the fandom that counts itself as SONE.
I’m tired of people complaing about Hyohunnies complaining when Hyohunnies are sick of HAVING SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.
I’m tired of being lectured by KSONE when they have bias AGAINST one of SNSD’s own members.
No this doesn’t mean everyone should be a Hyohunnie and falling over themselves to show support …
… but don’t you DARE look down on International SONE when you can’t even fairly live up to your own SONE, OT9 hype.