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Netizen defends Seventeen for their 'gay behavior'

By jubilantj   Thursday, September 22, 2016   226,674   13,330   3



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Seventeen are under fire for their 'gay behavior' which became a controversy among netizens. 

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A Seventeen fan wrote an online post titled 'Come at me bro: rebuttal against Seventeen gay controversy' to defend Seventeen for their alleged 'gay acts' and call out the netizen who had taunted them in a post titled 'Seventeen's gay acts during meet and greet controversy.' 

The OP wrote, "I'm writing this because I find it bothersome that someone tried to bring [Seventeen] down with such a ridiculous rumor. I'm a Seventeen fan who is relatively new to the fandom but I've always regarded the group positively, and I was honestly shocked AF that this post had so many likes looool. Below is the original post I'll be referring to.

The OP continued, "These photos show them playing the 'Pepero' game," and listed what was wrong with the post that had called Seventeen 'gay.' 

"※ What was wrong with the original post: 

1. Belittling homosexuals by using the words 'gay behavior' 


- 'Gay' is a term used to refer to male homosexuals, and it does not hold any negative implications whatsoever; however, the OP used the words 'gay behavior' in a manner that attached 'gay' with a negative connotation, and referred to Seventeen in the same fashion even though they are not known to be gay. This is not only a discourtesy to Seventeen but also to everyone who identify as gay.

2. There is no explanation whatsoever regarding the photos. 

- The one who wrote the belittling original post is a fan from a different fandom who assumed things based just on the pictures, purposely omitting any sort of explanation for the pics and making it all the more easier for new Seventeen fans to misunderstand. Through this design, we know that the OP caused over 1,000 people to believe that Seventeen members are gay. 

First, I want to clarify that all the pictures included in the original post are showing the members taking part in the 'Pepero' game during their meet and greet with fans, and there is absolutely nothing 'controversial' about them. When you watch variety programs, it's commonplace for idol group members to play the same game or a similar one in which they transfer a piece of paper using their mouths. If we follow the writer of that post's logic, that must mean almost all idols are homosexuals.

Also, in the picture in which a Seventeen member is holding up a sign saying 'sex & aegyo, & tough,' the actual words are supposed to read, 'sexy & aegyo & tough.' I don't how that error came to be; it could be a mistake made by a Pledis staff member but what's certain is that it is an error. The agency would be crazy to purposely use a word like that in front of fans.

And what's worse is the comments [on the post] which are full of people saying that [Seventeen] are 'dirty,' and even going over the line to write hate speech. There were lots of falsities, as well. 

Be strong, Carats." 

Most netizens who read this post seemed to agree, commenting, "The error was thanks to a local foreigner staff who made a translation mistake. When you watch the actual clip [from the meet and greet], the members were also flustered, but because foreign fans can't really read Hangeul, they smoothed over the situation. I'm just leaving this comment so that people who are curious will know.

"As someone from another fandom, I really can't believe this lol. My group has actually done worse than's a very common game so I guess whoever wrote that original post is pretty much ridiculing nearly every idol group and their fandom?

"Everyone who was insulting [Seventeen] for being 'gay' would stay mum if they saw other people play the same game hahaha.

"Where are the 1,500 people that pressed 'like' on that post now? You piece of garbage human beings that leaves hate comments based on rumors and not fact. Don't live your life like that because karma will bite you in the ass eventually." 

"After I saw that post, I realized what a dirty place Pann is," and more. 

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boomshakalakalva Saturday, January 7, 2017

wow. Seventeen is a rising group, and anyone will find anything to use against them. Calling anyone "gay" in Kpop shouldnt even be a topic anymore XDunless the person themself says "i'm gay"- then sure talk about it, but respond in a positive way :/

buddycarat Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I just want to share this sexy jun for a lucky new year.

Kisa_Oberlin Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MbaG007 Saturday, September 24, 2016

If Seventeen see this backlash we won't get anymore pepero games in the future T_T

alexy97 Saturday, September 24, 2016

what i want to say is that. they surely never watch what super junior doing in their concert or will never understand why junjin[shinhwa] can kiss andy[shinhwa] easily on the lips as in brotherly love. that only a fanservice. and everyone know it. that person just waste their time since they jealous with all the love seventeen get at this moment

ris2 Saturday, September 24, 2016

i wonder what did seventeen do to make all these people bothered lol seriously?? making an issue out of this????? ridiculous

THINK_LOGICALLY ris2 Saturday, September 24, 2016

true. it's good that our boys are getting recognized and all but it's also tiring to see people hating on Seventeen even in little matters like it's a big deal.

April4401 Saturday, September 24, 2016

Honestly who cares? I don't think any fans would care if they were gay or not. It wouldn't matter since we love them for who they are regardless of rumors and sexuality and stuff like that. Besides it's so stupid to think a group is gay just because of a common game idols play. People these days don't either have common sense or are just plain stupid and dense. Stop with all the hate for groups. Let them be.

injungim Friday, September 23, 2016

seriously? have you seen 2am and 2pm playing paper-pass-game?

mylon Friday, September 23, 2016

the person criticising Seventeen clearly have never seen Topp Dogg lolol

17caratarohas mylon Saturday, September 24, 2016


miguelish2 Friday, September 23, 2016

Hate when groups do tis kind of things to become popular. I really hope that this group flop hard.

THINK_LOGICALLY miguelish2 Saturday, September 24, 2016

lol every male idol group has done pepero game. It's like a mandatory idol game in Korea. And also, it's not good to wish people to flop hard when all they're doing is to work hard to achieve their dreams. You should do something for yourself mate and stop hating on other people.

MaryScary miguelish2 Saturday, September 24, 2016

i'm sorry but whatever group you stan has probably played this game twice so i dont know what you're talking about ???

ris2 miguelish2 Saturday, September 24, 2016

plus, its a request from the fans anyway, its not like they did it because they were really willing to do that lol

miguelish2 MaryScary Sunday, September 25, 2016

well im male so you cna understand why i hate this kind of behavior. I dont stant any male group. Im sure all of you are women so maybe is difficult for you to see my point of view.

MaryScary miguelish2 Monday, September 26, 2016

no i don't. to say a group should flop because of something as small is this makes you trash ALSO, a lot of girl groups have played this game as well. the fact that you only stan girl means you like them because you're attracted to them. how does that make you any different from female fans that like it when boy groups play this game?

miguelish2 MaryScary Monday, September 26, 2016

Well girls group doesnt do this kind of behavior to get popular, they sell their bodies and I also disliked that. The group I liked are KARA and Apink who never did that.

MaryScary miguelish2 Monday, September 26, 2016

but groups dont do it to be popular it's just a game.

miguelish2 MaryScary Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sigh... well then why they do it? Are they gay? Plz is obvious why they do that,

Sakura_Chan miguelish2 Thursday, September 29, 2016

I have to butt in. FANSERVICE! Ever heard of that? Which planet are you from? Or are you new to boy groups. Older groups have played this a lot of times. If you're not into boy groups, whey are you bothered by this issue again?!

miguelish2 Sakura_Chan Saturday, October 1, 2016

So im right they did this to became more popular, to get more fans as you said fan service thank you for suppor my idea

Sakura_Chan miguelish2 Monday, October 3, 2016

Oh so you mean everytime Super Junior and Bigbang do this, they want to become popular? Please! Super Junior are popular already they don't need to do this but their love for their fans are great that they are doing this. They spoil us their fans by doing so.

miguelish2 Sakura_Chan Friday, October 14, 2016

So you agree with me you became a suju fan part because of their songs, part bcs their dance, their looks and bcs they kiss. I dont agree with this kind of tactics

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