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Park Bom shares that she has voted for the first time in her life

By yckim124   Tuesday, May 9, 2017   40,202   4,780   78



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Park Bom shared that she has voted for the first time in her life. 

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On May 9, Park Bom shared a photo to show that she has taken part in the presidential election. In the caption, she wrote, "I voted for the first time in my life."

Although she received a lot of praise from fans for voting, there were some netizens who criticized her. Park Bom was born in 1984, which means she's currently 33-years-old. The minimum voting age is 18 in South Korea. Considering this, netizens commented, "It's not something to show off if you voted for the first time when you're 33...", "Are you serious? I'm 22 and I've already voted numerous times."

On the other hand, most netizens commented, "At least she did vote", "Why is everyone criticizing her? She could've been busy or just didn't want to vote. Who cares", "She lived overseas ever since she was young and was busy with tours. She probably couldn't participate."

In related news, Moon Jae In was elected as the president of South Korea.

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ges111 Thursday, May 11, 2017

24 and have never voted. I know I should be more interested in the future of my country (USA) but I just.. don't.. care.. that, and I knew Trump would win no matter what. So what was the point. Anyways, this shouldn't be such a big fucking deal. Ignore the haters, Bom

krell Wednesday, May 10, 2017

PARK BOM has now (newly) 'clarified' her 'voting' statement by saying that she meant that it was her 'FIRST TIME' *ALONE* (not accompanied) to be VOTING. Another K-pop fan was joking like 'Who cares? You do *not* VOTE IN PAIRS at the Polling Location.' ... 

krell Wednesday, May 10, 2017

IF PARK BOM has a 'bad' (lack of) VOTING RECORD history ; she likely has a LOT of company on that. The only thing that I would say is that SAYING anything *public* to DRAW ATTENTION to that possibility (bad voting record history), is NOT so good an idea.

YesIAm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Leave her alone she dont have time for her stupid country because she is too busy with her drug empire

crowboy Wednesday, May 10, 2017

As someone who comes from a country with mandatory voting (also Australia) I have never understood mandatory voting. People who are made to vote when they don't want to or have to clue who one candidate is from another - let alone what they stand for - may often choose randomly. I don't want my future in the hands of someone who votes for the candidates in the order that they're listed because they can't be bothered reading and thinking for 5 seconds.

krell crowboy Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The MONEY FINE in AUSTRALIA for NOT VOTING is like $20 (OZ MONEY). So really, NOT exactly sure that the MONEY FINE is that big a penalty to many people. However, there IS the PUBLIC RECORD that you DID NOT VOTE. Which, THAT might be a bit more problematic for some. Also, the MANDATORY VOTE LAW does make it CLEAR to citizens that it is *NOT* 'okay behavior' to NOT be VOTING. I will *guess* that SOME just VOTE the like PARTY TICKET. Meaning they have identified the POLITICAL PARTY that they seem to agree with it in general, and so VOTE for ONLY the CANDIDATES of that ONE POLITICAL PARTY. Which, I think that to VOTE the PARTY TICKET in that manner is BETTER than to NOT VOTE at all. Although, I will agree that it requires like about NO KNOWLEDGE of the actual 'stands' on given poltical issues by the voter. Anyway, in the USA, like only around 50% of those who CAN VOTE, actually DO VOTE. Which is rather SHAMEFUL, as I see it.

xiaozhu Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I come from a country where voting is mandatory (Australia). I never understood countries like South Korea and America who have voluntary voting. Why? Because people who don't vote are the first people to complain that their President/PM is a failure and then in some cases they riot. I'm sorry to judge, but she is 33.. The voting age in South Korea is 18. Don't tell me that in 15 years (I think that is 3-4 elections?) she couldn't vote once because she was "busy".. There are younger idols than her who understand the importance of voting and find the time to vote. SNSD always found time to vote and they were just as busy as 2NE1 was. The more probable reasons for her not voting was either out of ignorance or laziness. There is also such thing as postal votes.

whogivesa xiaozhu Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sones hate for 2ne1 is as alive as ever I see. You have no idea if every member of snsd has voted in every election. Stop taking out of your ass.

xiaozhu whogivesa Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For starters, not a SONE. So you can forget about that reach. Secondly, SNSD been vocal several times that they voted in previous elections. I think you need to stop acting like everyone is out to get your precious fave and accept that Bom was too lazy to vote.

amyrich208 xiaozhu Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Well said and agreed! Bom (on and off camera) isn't the brightest of celebs but seeks approval/attention so she gets double the criticism. IGnore the shielders bc everyone knows she hasnt voted due to lack of interest

kpoplolita xiaozhu Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Xiaozhu 1) idc how u feel abt her and im speaking to u on a neutral level 2) y do u bother talking abt snsd when u know damn well u cannot prove or disprove every snsd excpt sica went out to vote or campaign trail for voting. Why compare boms 1st time experience with snsd anyway? lol 2) snsd n 2ne1 never toured at the same time and again u dont know if they did or did not vote in the past only the past prez had many idols speaking up agsinst corruption but before that idols stayed put frm politics. 3) knetz can apply wat u said abt snsd and say for example "so what if they voted why brag?". Really its not sensible to compare bcz NONE of us know why she didnt in the past and seeing how logically she spent her early life till predebut in USA then moved to SK. Then she debut and toured. Maybe perhaps she was not educated abt korean politics UNLIKE born n raised koreans. U are quite judgmental when you should focus on how she TOOK THE CHANCE NOW. +amyrich Seeks approval? Oook. No shes living her life and shared an impt moment in her life with fans and ppl made a mountain out of a molehill bcz those fakes still blame her fr everything that went wrong with 2ne1 and if they were half as supportive they would easily defeat knetz. Thankfully bom has some loyal fans that outdo her fakefans/antis and we all know akp pann and nate attracts her biggest haters/critics/fake fans

xiaozhu kpoplolita Wednesday, May 10, 2017

lol Seohyun, Sunny, Sooyoung, Taeyeon, Yoona & Hyoyeon have been very vocal about voting, Seohyun especially. SNSD were even asked to encourage young voters back in 2010 and did a campaign. And just because SNSD and 2NE1 weren't touring at the same time doesn't mean that SNSD wasn't busy. Also 2NE1 wasn't touring since they debuted honey, their first concert tour wasn't until 2011. Bom has been in Korea since about 2002-2003 when she was trying to be accepted into YG (she was rejected 3 times before being accepted). There was an elections in Korea before she was even a YG trainee (she was 19 in 2003 btw) so she was eligible to vote. There was an election in 2008, she wasn't touring then. There was also an election in 2013.. guess what? 2NE1 wasn't touring then either.

kpoplolita xiaozhu Thursday, May 11, 2017

again u missed a critical part of my comment, BOM IS VOTING NOW you do not know her reasons for not voting in the past, i dont either but it doesn’t make a difference. BTW u are talking about 2010 when snsd shook the world so they went around and did MANY endorsements just bcz they did promo vids for voting it doesnt mean that EACH went out and voted either. really u had no reason to bring in snsd. no one knows why she didnt vote back then JUST LIKE HOW its none of our business if OTHER celebs voted/not. Whoever shared their election vote pics, great, whoever didnt doesnt mean they should be attacked for not voting when its upto them. Making mountains out of molehills and always assuming nothing but the worst when it comes to bom. POLITICS are not for everyone and not everyone wants to pick the lesser of 2 evils when they know how corrupt their own govt is (she lived there too so she knows how the govt is especially seeing how her case was handled) and at times citizens DO feel their vote wont make a difference. The past prez impeachment GAVE ppl hope that they can make a difference. yes good job snsd but only NOW do we see more celebs take initiative and vote. I focused on the positive u picked on the negative. BOM went through hell and back and GAF to go out and vote and she gets criticized for not doing it sooner in life (for reasons unknown).

ellazh12 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BOM <3

sndalo Tuesday, May 9, 2017

cute Park Bom !

10thsense Tuesday, May 9, 2017

She looks adorable in that picture

michinpabo Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Give that netizen a cookie or at least a self-righteousness award. lol Bom was just trying to emphasize the importance of this election and of course netizens take it the wrong way as usual.

kpoplolita Tuesday, May 9, 2017

AKP comments sections & knetz reaction prove 3 things 1) knetz never know when to stfu 2) akp always includes what 3 bitter/retarded anti-fans/critics say about bom NO MATTER WHAT the situation when i see other idols do worse/do nothing and AKP picks out only the GOOD comments bcz the writer is biased. there really is NO NEED to write about what minority number of petty comments were when MAJORITY are supportive and happy for her for making a difference. whats next? "bom does charity but netz/fake fans see it as showoff but if ur fav oppa does it he is a "hero"? #doublestandards 3) how nasty her own fans are towards her. IF u were her fan/ know her, then u would know she didnt have many opportunities to vote she was raised in US as a teen-young adult, and did a lot of overseas work with 2ne1/touring. She is doing something for the first time like VOTING which is a right/privilege bcz there are countries where voter rights dont exist/govt is corrupt and votes dont count. I dont see why bom has struck ur nerves once again when this IS a special moment she wanted to share. There is no shame/smugness in saying " i voted for the first time in my life " . It shows she is responsible and making a difference. but naaah lets keep focusing on the bad parts as  usual and pick on her for PS. SOOOO refreshing -.-

ebilfairy kpoplolita Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Well said.

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