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Token White Member: The Problem With Foreign K-pop Idols
the gloss has been dropping teasers like it’s hot for their upcoming debut, but um…is no one going to talk about the fact that olivia (second from the left) will be the first white k-pop female idol to debut? and is no one going to talk about how whiteness is already glorified to a ridiculous extent in k-pop already, and how having a white k-pop idol on the scene only helps to perpetuate it? because it’s high time that we finally did.

Token White Member: The Problem With Foreign K-pop Idols

the gloss has been dropping teasers like it’s hot for their upcoming debut, but um…is no one going to talk about the fact that olivia (second from the left) will be the first white k-pop female idol to debut? and is no one going to talk about how whiteness is already glorified to a ridiculous extent in k-pop already, and how having a white k-pop idol on the scene only helps to perpetuate it? because it’s high time that we finally did.

Posted: Thu June 6th, 2013 at 10:40pm
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    As a British Born Chinese, this echoes my worries a great deal :O
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