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Cube under fire for dressing CLC member with Confederate Flag

By jennywill   Saturday, February 11, 2017   123,396   5,732   0



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Cube Entertainment stylists are under fire for Yeeun's controversial clothing.

In a recent 'What's On? Cube', a behind-the-scene series for Cube artists, CLC's rapper Yeeun was seen wearing a jacket with the confederate flag on the arm (it looks like the same as the one Zico had on in "Tough Cookie"). While she probably didn't put on the jacket herself, it's a little strange because she wasn't wearing a jacket in the 'Show! Music Core' performance on the same day. 

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Fans are not targeting CLC, but rather Cube Entertainment's stylists and are demanding they should have known better especially since a similar thing happened in the K-pop industry already.

The clip is below at 6:19, and can be also seen later on as well.

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kopibem (Banned) Monday, February 13, 2017

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SowonderfulBlue Monday, February 13, 2017

I swear to god people act like Google doesn't exist. Like they can't do a search that takes no longer than 5 seconds to google the description of what the flag might be if they don't know what it is. The problem could be is that they don't know, they don't care but the ACTUAL problem is that this has already happened before. What stylist wouldn't know another stylist's mistake especially one that made a huge mistake with a well-known idol? People that are making excuses for this kind of thing are just as ignorant and of course don't care because they don't know what it means to care about anything else other than themselves and things that impact them negatively. People that don't care at all how it affects another human being just because they refuse to step into someone else's shoes and only see from a narrow standpoint. No one cares about how it affects you or the idol or the stylist because it doesn't affect you like it affected the people that were ACTUALLY affected by the flag.

jeyjin SowonderfulBlue Monday, February 13, 2017

How can you judge the stylist when you've never been one yourself. You have no idea what they can do and what they actually have time for.

SowonderfulBlue jeyjin Monday, February 13, 2017

Because it's a mistake that has already been made among another stylist? That's like how an artist should be aware of another artist's mistake because you have the same career. You make it sound like a stylist for a rookie group is so demanding compared to a stylist for a veteran group. On top of that, fashion is culture and it is a stylist's job to be a part of that culture and be knowledgeable as they are indirectly a representation of the artist's image. Please.

jeyjin SowonderfulBlue Monday, February 13, 2017

I never said anything to imply that i think a verteran stylist has more work then a rookie one.

jeyjin SowonderfulBlue Monday, February 13, 2017

How do you know they even have time or care to look it up? All i see is the ideals of someone who doesn't live the lifestyle and nothing about what its really like to be a stylist in korea. It's easy to judge someone after they made a mistake but it's hard to be empathetic towards them when you've never been in their shoes.

SowonderfulBlue jeyjin Monday, February 13, 2017

Except it's not a small mistake, it's something that's beyond you and me and the stylist and K-Pop. Your way of thinking is literally the poisonous, ignorant way K-Pop fans only want to think to protect someone in the industry whoever it may be and however grave the mistake may be and that's why those same people continue to make those mistakes because instead of learning from the criticisms and their mistakes, people like you are constantly finding ways to justify their actions or make excuses for everything they do. But you go ahead and live in your simple world. It's true what they say, ignorance is bliss so continue with that mindset and live in your bubble.

jeyjin SowonderfulBlue Monday, February 13, 2017

It's not my fault that you don't know the difference between ideals and reality. That's just something you learn from living life and it's a hit or miss for people it seems. Zico and CLC are a part of two completely different companies. kpop can't be balled into one big group like that and they are in korea. I doubt the meaning of the confederate flag is common knowledge there and CLEARLY, that stylist knows the error of their ways and won't do it again. That's why i'm not mad. Instead, i feel bad for the stylist. They're probably really upset about the mistake they made

xoxo_shawol94 SowonderfulBlue Thursday, February 16, 2017

i agree with you but yeah... this just makes them look ignorant and clueless like they don't even care abt anything else but themselves.

jeyjin xoxo_shawol94 Thursday, February 16, 2017

That's because you both are sorely lacking when it comes to empathy

SowonderfulBlue jeyjin Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lol, you have empathy for one ignorant person who made a mistake because they didn't bother to do their research and was careless while you also ignore the people we have empathy for which is an entire group of people that were oppressed by that flag. But okay, continue with your nonsense, why are you even still commenting on this, this what over days ago? Get over yourself and move on, you're only making yourself look worse by constantly coming back here. Go find some better things to do like everyone else, bye~

jeyjin SowonderfulBlue Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oh you mean a bunch of overly sensitive people who continue to act like that flag is continuing to opress them. Yea i could have less empathy for people who can't think for themselves and let a flag that has no relevance to them trigger them. I don't think anyone one person from any career should be judged for the work or the quality of work they do if you don't live there lives. If more then one stylist has done this in the past then there's more to it then " you could have took 30 seconds to look it up". Like i said, it's easy to judge when you don't have to live the lifestyle.

jeyjin SowonderfulBlue Thursday, February 16, 2017

That's what i hate about people. For example, if a nurse made a fatal med error. Other people would say " how hard is it to take two seconds to look at the medication". But a fellow nurse or member of healthcare would probably feel terrible- WHY? Because in reality- EVERY nurse has probably made a med error but they made errors that weren't fatal and they think to themselves. " I could have easily been that person to make that fatal med error". Because no one has time to do things the "right way"

jeyjin Thursday, February 16, 2017

idk, maybe you'll understand when you're older.

jkc Monday, February 13, 2017

i was wondering if someone was gonna say something about that...anyway the stylists probably had no clue

KimAC Monday, February 13, 2017

Not saying this is good or bad or racist or not, but I have definitely seen worse fashion statements and I am pretty sure it wasn't meant to offend anyone, whether it did or not. I think the problem with some fashion statements is people have a personal issue regarding some things.  What one person would think is fine, someone else has some emotional background or story or something to do with history, country or even family.  You can't please everyone in this world.  I think people do sometimes take things too seriously. On a joking note, at least they can't make the mistake of putting that flag on her jacket upside down.

KimAC Monday, February 13, 2017

I would like to say one more thing. As much as being a stylist is a nice job, I am sure none of them are history majors.

PopularK Sunday, February 12, 2017

It isn't that big of a deal to us since they're not American and are most likely not racist as snot. They're not wearing it to mean anything offensive, it was a dressing mistake.

KimAC PopularK Monday, February 13, 2017

I am not even sure it was a mistake, but most likely just a cool fashion jacket that they didn't realise might offend people.

whatever101 Sunday, February 12, 2017

who cares about those losers, being racist is very IN.

asura_wrath Sunday, February 12, 2017

stupid people ... CLC is not american

lovelynnnnnn Sunday, February 12, 2017

Just wrong choice of design. They might have not seen it as offensive cause it doesn't look like a typical flag. I think everyone is pretty much at fault for not educating or at least looking into what the flag meant. Ignorance is bliss when everyone thinks that nothing was wrong with it and they just went along with it cause there was no problem. Which pretty much sums up how everyone can be racist in their own way without them really knowing.

BigBlueagain lovelynnnnnn Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bullshit. Racism is intent and motive. You can't be racist unless you intend to be.

lovelynnnnnn BigBlueagain Monday, February 13, 2017

You can be racist even if you don't intend to be one. Some jut don't think and become ignorant or stupid enough to know or realize what they said or did was racist. I doubt the designer and the entertainment company intended to offend or be racist in anyway. All I'm saying is that they were stupid and ignorant of what the design actually means and what it stands for. SK is an Asian country, trust me there are problems like this all over Asia where they don't fully understand or know what certain things mean even if they didn't intend to be racist.

BigBlueagain lovelynnnnnn Monday, February 13, 2017

You cannot be racist and not know it. YOU might find something someone said or did offensive, but that doesn't automatically make them racist. What it means is you need to step back and check yourself. Are they trying to shade you or are you just being triggered and they aren't doing anything to you at all?

CassandraShields Sunday, February 12, 2017

Whether the flag be of Navy Jack or a widened version of the Army of Northern Virginia's flag, Virginia was still a part of the Confederate States of America. Meaning, no matter what flag they flew (meaning Navy Jack, ANV, or any other Confederate affiliated flag.), it still means they supported the act of slavery and the mistreatment of African Americans. Now, being of partially African American decent, I would take offense to this if a fellow American were sporting this around but this is a completely different scenario. This is like the Rising Sun controversy with Tiffany. Many people (mainly international fans) had no idea what that meant to Koreans and the Koreans probably wouldn't expect us to really know this anyway. It's pretty much the same in this case. Koreans don't really learn about U.S. History, because it is not their country, therefore, it's not common knowledge for a Korean to know what the Confederate flag is/symbolizes.  So before you go off on Cube's Entertainment's stylists or Yeeun, just take this into consideration. I mean, I imagine they realize this now since there is so much controversy around it and since it has happened in the past (Zico's, "Tough Cookie"), but still take this into consideration.

CassandraShields Sunday, February 12, 2017

around, but*

amberbrw12 CassandraShields Sunday, February 12, 2017

Koreans do learn about american history, not to the extent that Americans do but they learn about it. These are events that should be studied regardless of which country you are from since it is a major part of history, I still hold them accountable because I make it my mission to always look into the meaning or history of cultures in which I am taking an active part in. I cant just listen to KPOP and not educate myself on korean culuture and history. That is unfair to them, limiting my representatiions of koreans to a kpop song. That being said I expect them same from them. I absolutely refuse to play to ignorance game because at this point in 2017 you should know, especially if you are trying to appeal to a global audience.

amberbrw12 CassandraShields Sunday, February 12, 2017

This ignorance is bliss mentality is also a major reason many black kpop fans find it hard to truly enjoy kpop. Every ten seconds someone has dreds, cornrolls, grills, etc while saying the words nigger, doing blackface, making fun of darker members, hollering about how they want "black soul" etc. BUT you wouldnt say "koreans arent exposed to black people they dont know" "they dont understand balck history its not their faults" "they dont think its a stereotype its okay" If you want to wear something, do something, say something in another language or culture that is not apart of your own you need to have and should have done your research.

CassandraShields amberbrw12 Sunday, February 12, 2017

I can see where you are coming from and I'm pleased to see you are quite enthralled by the many aspects of Korean culture, but this isn't always returned. Sadly in reality, you can do something for someone and expect the same in return, but that doesn't always happen either. Not to be rude or anything, but it's not like a kpop idol asked you personally to do these things, you chose to do them yourself out of love/passion. Just because you do something, doesn't mean someone else is going to do/or has to do it too. Yes, looking it up would have been common sense, but again you just never know what the person/stylist/designer was thinking.

CassandraShields amberbrw12 Sunday, February 12, 2017

Again, I understand where you are coming from and I don't find that behavior acceptable whatsoever. I was simply just talking about the historical aspect of all of this. I also never said that Koreans aren't exposed to black people, so please don't put words in my mouth. Again, yes they should have looked it up, but you just have no idea what is going through their minds and not everything is necessarily their choice. I'm not trying to defend them, but even though it's unpopular view, we still need to look at the situation from all angles and check to see if we are reacting in the correct manner. Also I said "take this into consideration." You don't have to agree with it. I'm a Senior in high school and we just went over the Civil War in AP U.S. History, and the Koreans in my class had no idea what the Confederate Flag was or what it meant. Anyway, thank you for a good discussion, I appreciate your input.

jeyjin CassandraShields Sunday, February 12, 2017

I wouldn't be so offended if someone was walking around with a confederate flag only because I'm not oppressed. Yes, a white person may be rude to me once in a blue moon but I have rights and my input is just as valuable as anyone else's and that won't change. We'll continue to educate each generation on equality and each generation will be better then the last. At least that's what I think

BigBlueagain CassandraShields Sunday, February 12, 2017

The "rebel flag" means remembering that we are supposed to have a voice in our government, right or wrong. It's a statement that we will fight for that voice. It's a show of rebellion against any who would mutate or violate the constitution. Only idiots see the evil only. Yes, there is the slavery attached to this and the denial of rights by citizens to others that they claimed for themselves. But you remember EVERYTHING and honor the good with condemning the evil or you just support and perpetuate the very evil you claim to oppose. The flag is not racist in and of itself. The racism is in the beholder and in some cases the one wearing it. But hardly all. Americans need to educate themselves on the meaning of this flag and get over their own prejudices before they start telling others to do the same.

bufallobiff amberbrw12 Monday, February 13, 2017

So should we start sending S. Koreans to race relations school so they can feel guilty as well for something they had no part in ? It gets a bit old having to constantly appease the sentiments of the darker folks. Confederate flags aren't going away....get over it

BigBlueagain bufallobiff Monday, February 13, 2017

You got a like, but you need to not put all of them in the same category. "Tha Communitay" are a bunch of racist, egocentric, professional victims that just need to stfu. Others just need to know the good that is represented by the rebel flag so they can balance it against the evil.

jeyjin bufallobiff Monday, February 13, 2017

exactly, this is why other countries hate americans. We don't know anything about korean culture but we expect them to know eevrything about ours.

CassandraShields BigBlueagain Monday, February 13, 2017

I don' have time to argue with someone who assumes that I'm uneducated. If you aren't pleased with the way the United States educational system is, try and fix it yourself. I love how you say that I'm being prejudice, when you're doing the same. I was just posting my opinion in all of this, whether you like it/agree with it is not my problem. I'm not here to waste my time arguing.

CassandraShields Monday, February 13, 2017


BigBlueagain CassandraShields Monday, February 13, 2017

If you cannot support your "opinion" then it's time to rethink why it's so weak.

CassandraShields BigBlueagain Monday, February 13, 2017

I can support my opinion, I just don't feel like breaking my keyboard over someone like you. Thanks for the good discussion, have a good evening.

BigBlueagain CassandraShields Tuesday, February 14, 2017

uhhuhyeahsureokfinewhateveryousay. You have an untenable position and you know it. That's always the case when you let others tell you what to think.

bufallobiff CassandraShields Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's descent, not decent....

seochulgoo Sunday, February 12, 2017

"Cube under fire for dressing..." and "Zico under fire for wearing..." why Zico is the culprit if the CLC member isn't? If people say that Zico should at least search for the meaning of what he is wearing, so should the CLC member. In both cases, the stylists were wrong.

jeyjin seochulgoo Sunday, February 12, 2017

I think k-netz are learning who to point fingers at. They used to always blame the idols themselves.

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