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ABC criticized for captioning Black Pink is 'singing in Japanese' on 'Good Morning America'

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American broadcast network ABC is receiving criticism for a mistake regarding Black Pink

On February 13, the YG Entertainment girl group appeared on 'Good Morning America' and performed their hit song "DDU-DU DDU-DU." During their performance, the closed captioning stated, "[Singing in Japanese]." 

Fans are calling out ABC for mistaking the language of a K-pop girl group. Comments stated:

Some fans are reacting with anger, commenting, "They are a K-POP girl group. They are from Korea, not Japan!" "This is so disrespectful. Do they not know the meaning of K-pop?"

You can watch Black Pink's 'GMA' performance and the errored transcription in the clip below.

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LeggoLua 10 days ago 3
10 days ago

A bit too dramatic i think :)

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fekuderi (Banned) 9 days ago 0
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toz49639 (Banned) 9 days ago 0
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Leeleebutterfly 9 days ago 18
9 days ago

Hummmm, I am sure ABC is aware they are a Kpop Idol group. They usually research this stuff like crazy. That's why they were invited to appear. Usually fans or translators are used for the subtitles. I know most everything I see in Korean, Japanese, or other languages have a separate group of people who do the translations. The originator is not always in charge or in control of this. I don't understand why people are always jumping to conclusions, assuming or otherwise ready to rumble at a moments notice.


Jumping to immediate judgements. Mistakes happen even Idols goof up. The bigger picture is they were on American TV getting more exposure in a positive way and now someone has created negative controversy for them. My concern is this will cause American broadcasting to shy away since the fans and netizens are so dramatic, temperamental and throw temper tantrums at every little thing. The person who screwed up is probably embarrassed and feeling horrible, cause really they probably were happy and wanted to show them in a positive light.


All kinds of stuff can happen that are accidental. I can't imagine they would purposely disrespect or do anything to harm the girls. If they didn't want to support Kpop they wouldn't have asked them to appear. This also happens to major American stars too. Someone could have misheard, misunderstood or got the translation incorrect.


The point is American TV has recognized them as valid and valuable entertainers and they are getting exposure to more people. Kpop entertainers worked hard for the recognition, please don't negate their efforts by only focusing on negative chatter. Focus on the group and THEIR accomplishments. Love, Peace and Happiness. Way to go Ladies!!!!! Fighting! ✊✊✊✊

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krell 9 days ago 2
9 days ago

Yes ; I like your viewpoint. What mattered with ABC TV and BLACKPINK Group, their interaction with the MC HOSTS and FANS, their overall performance, went FINE. The 'caption flaw' while unfortunate, seems NOT a 'big deal' to me. But for the ABC TV worker ; you 'mess up' enough like that ; they let someone ELSE try 'messing up' instead.

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Nightjar 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

I agree with you on this one.

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cpttsubasa 9 days ago 12
9 days ago

"The person who screwed up is probably embarrassed and feeling horrible, cause really they probably were happy and wanted to show them in a positive light."


Wtf are you even talking about! If they want to show BP in a positive light they would have translated the korean passages into english. You dont even need to do that yourself. You can just fucking google a translation and copy it. Thats a 1 minute job and they didnt even bother to do that.


Whoever did that is just a typical ignorant american racist. They probably just saw some asian girls and guessed whatever ching chang chong language they could speak. It is just way too hard for an uneducated asshole to think that the K in Kpop would mean "Korea"!

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Xibi_Kyu_Mm 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

They don’t “invited” blackpink pays for the broadcast.

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Leeleebutterfly 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

I believe here in America you have to be invited. However, if what you say is true then why aren't more of them on American shows like this one.

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kefira14 9 days ago 5
9 days ago

Lmao Japanese and Korean don't even sound similar.

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Nina14red 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

Tragically though a lot of Americans don't know the difference between Korean, Japanese or Chinese. So many people think its "all the same".

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Leeleebutterfly 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

True.

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shizun 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

Yes, they do in fact. Some words are very very similar.

Grapes, for example sound the same. Budo vs Podo.

Some others too.

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dhk96 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Budou and Podo are very easily distinguishable.

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Leeleebutterfly 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

Your right the don't but if your unfamiliar you don't know and people assume. Just like Spanish, Mexican, Hispanic not the same. Cuban, but the all get painted with the same brush and get annoyed. I know the difference because I listen to Japanese, Koren, Chinese, Taiwanese etc. There are those who live in the own world and don't explore. The person messed up yep bo doubt about it. It cannot be taken back dismiss or fixed it's out there along with all the comments true. I chose to focus on the ladies and respecting them for having the courage and guts to do what the love and bring it to fans all over the world! I wish we could focus on that!

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WNter 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

It is so American. lol

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KoRnflakes777 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Don't expect every Americans are qualified for their jobs. Their President is a good example.

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hiroonakamura 9 days ago 7
9 days ago

this is why kpop will never be big in the US. Fans will know about kpop, but your casual music listener and normal people dont give a fuck about kpop and know nothing. Doesnt matter how big bts or blackpink will be in the US, fans are already fans. But having many people in your fandom doesnt make kpop nor yourself big to be fair.

You're big and famous once casual fans know who you are too. and sadly america isnt ready for east asian music.

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Nina14red 9 days ago 2
9 days ago

I agree that America isn't all that concerned with East Asian music. I don't think that should be a deterrent for artists to try and breakthrough though. It was only about 30-40 years ago people were saying the same thing about hip hop and r&b being garbage and how it would never be popular. They also said the same thing about rock and roll before that. Look at where those genres are now. Anything that's worth fighting for should be fought hard for in my opinion. Who is to say that 30 years from now kpop won't be a massive thing to everyone, not just current kpop fans. There has to be a starting point somewhere. It was 1st and 2nd generation groups with the Hallyu wave, now BTS and next anyone who makes a long lasting impression after them.

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hiroonakamura 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

where in my post did you see me claiming that it should be adeterrent for kpop artists to try and breakthrough in the US? :) You just made something up and ran with it lol.


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Nina14red 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

I never claimed that you said it either. I made a point of saying what my opinion was. You are right that there is a lack of interest in Asian music in the west. The deterrent comment is how I feel as a result of this disinterest. I think kpop should continue pushing through that western barrier and not be deterred.

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kat9 9 days ago 3
9 days ago

I don't think that's entirely true because in this modern world of videos and social media, you just never know when something will explode and go viral. When Psy's Gangnam Style went viral worldwide, most people didn't know what the lyrics meant but everybody knew the song. Radio stations played it. Gym classes were playing it. Everybody from little kids to grannies knew it.

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bizarresone101 9 days ago 5
9 days ago

Am i the only one who thought they shouldve sang a different song

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pink_oracle 9 days ago 4
9 days ago

Nope, this was a bad choice. Playing With Fire has a mostly English chorus and sounds more like the type of pop music popular in America. Duu Du just isn't the right fit.

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Hopefully 9 days ago 2
9 days ago

I agree with Playing With Fire. Also As If It's Your Last has a fully English rap and Boombayah has a version with an English rap (the Japanese version). They could have done either of those too and it still would have been a better choice than D4. I also thought that Forever Young was a bad second song choice at the showcase. I'm fine with D4 being one of the two but the other really should have been Playing With Fire, Boombayah, or As If It's Your Last.

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Nina14red 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Playing With Fire is there best song in my opinion. DDD just doesn't showcase their talents the best.

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123PoP 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

because they didn't care. Other than bts I bet the others payed to be featured and those potatoes don't bother with accurate info. Lol

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Mhizdarhmey 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Exactly my point.... If they didn't pay for it or somethingg similar... If ABC really knew them before inviting.... This mistake can never happen

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Mhizdarhmey 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

this is what happens when you buy your way into an Uninvited party.... Ooofss

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Fluffy_Koala 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

What the actual f*ck Its a mistake chill.

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just_read 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

LOL. These Blinks and Kpop fans should get some brains to stop being overly dramatic. Firstly, GMA and ABC have nothing to do with this captioning error in any way. Secondly, it didn't happen on live broadcast but on an archived video. Most English Youtube channels rely on speech recognition technology to automatically create captions. Technology isn't always accurate and they should let that sink in their d-u-m-b sensitive minds.

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Leeleebutterfly 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

Thank you well said!!!! I think your preaching to the choir though the commentors only seem interested in negativity and bashing people. Besides not all Americans are bad people and do respect other cultures. I am glad for Kpop and hope they continue to stir up interest in the US market.

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EXID_is_the_EXIT 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Those who tough about it are the kings and queens of drama

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AtlMonbebe15 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

It must be a slow day in news for this type of article to be released.

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kimhyesoojohnson 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

why is everyone getting offended? its not like any US broadcasting show has ever correctly taken responsibility or effort in their guests. By now, we should just see, process and not react, cause its not that big of a deal.

ALSO

nothing is as bad as when NBC mistook RM for Jonghyun when he died two years ago.

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girl_group_lover 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Also, even if they did actually caption it correctly ("singing in Korean") I still think it's kind of rude they didn't just put the English translation into the captions instead of lazily putting "singing in ___". The translations can be found all over the internet. It's like they didn't even want to try and aren't even hiding the fact that they don't wanna try.

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T_ara_Sone_Blink 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Really? K stands for Japanese?

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pink_oracle 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Weak, extremely weak.

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JohnF 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

This is hilarious. An innocent mistake by some random person whose job is to just type out whatever they hear, but hilarious.

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whatever101 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

translator must be a Perfume fan

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yuna_yah 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

wow

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mallylmilaw 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

They usually use "singing in a foreign language" even when it's obvious so I don't know why they had to assume the language this time, that was stupid of them, I mean at least if you're lazy to do some research be smart about it.. But still, I think this was blown out of proportion

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ElenovaKpop 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

WOW

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SpanishKpoper 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

how about hiring some korean translators lol

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sandybee3 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

lol

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jokbal_is_yum 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

0____o

Wow.
I know this was 'close captioned' for the hearing impaired, but......wow.
That's lame.

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Drogo24 9 days ago 3
9 days ago

I believe they called "captioners". Don't blame them if they don't know every single kpop out there. They usually work in the background.

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teleri 9 days ago 2
9 days ago

Basic research - like, GOOGLING 'Black Pink'

elementary school kids do it all the time.
These people were paid to caption this - and failed at their job. Please stop with the lame excuses.

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Drogo24 9 days ago 1
9 days ago

It's not lame excuse. It's just true. Don't blame them, they don't care that much about kpop. They just want to earn a quick bucks. Blame the show for hiring them.


"The captioners on high-profile shows have always been highly trained and well-paid, and typically certified at 225 to 250 words per minute.


Unfortunately, when captioning was mandated by the FCC, many broadcasters went to the "cheapest bid" approach, putting uncertified and poorly-trained captioners on the air and providing virtually unreadable captions."

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teleri 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

It IS a 'lame excuse' - ABC, if they hired them, the company controlling the people doing the captions, the actual captioners themselves - NONE of them have any kind of a rational excuse.

Being greedy IS a 'lame excuse' you see.

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Irena_Lia 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

ahahahahahahahhaha lmfao this is GOLD.

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peachdiamond 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

That is why Kpop should be on Asia only.

Western media just used kpop nowadays for attention only.

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kpoplolita 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

the girls aced GMA, STEPHEN COLBERT, SARA AND SARAHARAH <3

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Nogrammynopinion 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

a proof that this group is a flop. Lmao


Their perf was boring as hell.

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9AF 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

I don't like when they have to hold mics, especially when there's a lot of choreo involved. It seems to hinder the moves just a bit. The same on Colbert. Anyway, it was great to see them on US television. ^^

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ratmonster 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

who tf cares?

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bot12345 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Americans be like: Po-tay-to po-tah-to, Japanese, Korean, same sh*t! LMAO! Deaf people wouldn't care..

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Anythingyg 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

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