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Seventeen fans get angry over LA Weekly's decision not to include Vernon in their K-pop 'biracial superstar' article

By jennywill   Sunday, July 31, 2016   96,941   10,360   465
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Seventeen fans have expressed their annoyance at LA Weekly.

On the 28th, the media outlet wrote about IOI's Somi coming to KCON LA as well as her ethnicity, and titled it, "Can Jeon Somi Become K-Pop's First International Biracial Superstar?". The tweet that accompanied the article read, "#IOI's Jeon Somi is going where few biracial K-pop stars have gone before. Appearing at #KCON this weekend."

A few fans wrote back to them and tweeted, "yes hi sry but this has already been done by vernon from seventeen!!!!!!!! [sic]" To this, LA Weekly replied, "We should have mentioned him in the article, but not sure he's a "superstar" even in S. Korea."

If the original lack of Vernon in the article didn't already annoy Seventeen fans, the tweet definitely irked many, as many took up in arms to inform LA Weekly of all of Seventeen's achievements so far.







What do you think of the situation?

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3percenter 20 days ago

Damned oppaers whining as if LA Weekly gives a fuck about kpop and especially kpop boygroups. What part of INTERNATIONAL didn't they get? Nobody gives a shit how popular this whatever named boygroup is in Korea.

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creampasta Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I dont hate Somi. the main issue isn't about her anyway so whoevers hating on her because of this should just sit down. it wouldn't be a problem if the writer didn't reply to the girl with that kind of tone(?), somehow sounding like they were degrading(?) svt. He/she just didnt put it the right way hence causing misunderstanding.

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Ashlynne_3 Saturday, August 20, 2016

*i listened to see what the hype

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