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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   105,837   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?
  1. Seventeen
  2. Vernon

3percenter Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.

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.

Ashlynne_3 Saturday, August 20, 2016

*i listened to see what the hype

aldrin_m Saturday, August 6, 2016

Oh so they're dissing Somi now? What a mature people -_-

Cvcxn Tuesday, August 2, 2016

woops i dont even wanna check the comments lol carats 5ting

sugafree17 Monday, August 1, 2016

Bc this article is about LA KCON I understand why Vernon wouldn't be in it - I agree that fans overreacted on that part. If it was about NY KCON that would be a different story, given that Seventeen was there. I think the real issue is that instead of just saying this is about LA KCON the magazine had to insult Vernon (I do love Somi, but she's not the first biracial kpop idol like they stated) and doubt Seventeen's success (clearly without doing their research) just to defend themselves for not including him. Oh well, they definitely know about Vernon now lol. And congratulations to Somi for getting recognition - I've been a fan since Sixteen and I wish her all the best :)

torchik37 Monday, August 1, 2016


Newbie_loving torchik37 Tuesday, August 2, 2016


mike2427 Monday, August 1, 2016

You know why they didn't mention other stars? because other biracial stars aren't as famous as Somi. Yes, Vernon is popular but mostly amongst fans. If you're not a seventeen fan you wouldn't know who he is ( You would probably know him from SMTM and the bad scores he got from there). Most of you aren't even fans of IOI or Twice and you still know who Joen Somi is. Most people know who she is in Korea and in Kpop internationally.

Ashlynne_3 mike2427 Tuesday, August 2, 2016

actually people in Korea would know who Vernon was,he was on a lot of tv shows,when he was a kid and also some other shows before debut... i never heard of Somi until this article about her

parkkkkwp Ashlynne_3 Tuesday, August 2, 2016

somi is famous even when she was a kid too if you dont know ;)

Ashlynne_3 parkkkkwp Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Really? What was she famous for,like example tv show's and etc,what she famous for when she was a kid? Just curious

parkkkkwp Ashlynne_3 Thursday, August 4, 2016

you dont know?? she appeared on hello counselor even tho she's just an audience by the time, she went to dream team for children's day, she appeared in 2 survival shows. her votes are twice higher than the runner up when she won pd101, her father is an actor/former model. I agree that their title is misleading because she isnt the first biracial idols whose promoting is the states but svt went to kcon NY not LA and if you read the la weekly article you'll understand why they only talk about somi :) her father used to work for one of news source in LA. and they did mention other biracial kpop stars :)

haylucky Monday, August 1, 2016

La times biracial means half white and Korean . I mean lets just forget about the queen inspo I and Tara

Sylvfia Monday, August 1, 2016

I'm not offended that  they did not include Vernon but they should have mentioned they  promoting Kcon LA and since  Seventeen isnt part of it, they didnt include him. They were kinda rude to the fans with their response too...

cococcchanel Sylvfia Monday, August 1, 2016

100% agree! 👏

lifeoftheparty Sylvfia Tuesday, August 2, 2016

True they were rude with their repsonse, but its LA weekly, not NY weekly... so it's kind of a given that it'd be about kcon la..

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