Being a kpop idol is a hard job. I've never in my life seen people under as much scrutiny as I have seen in Kpop. Kpop fans tend to complain about idols being scripted but when an idol actually does show the real them, they get berated and attacked. Jonghyun from Shinee was brought to tears when he talked about this once. He said that he was afraid to show people the real him because of fear of rejection. We know that in Kpop the images of idols are carefully crafted because that's what the public wants. If an idol does not give the public what they want then everyone will turn on them. I never in my life thought I'd see the day where dating someone would cause such a backlash. If you would have told me this prior to 2008 (the year I found kpop) I would have thought you were crazy. There's always some excuse to attack idols. They did not ask for this because they chose to be a celebrity. Who in the world would actually ask for people to attack them? I've only even seen people asked not to be attacked. When you put idols down you are putting a human being who is only trying to live a dream. In order to live their dreams, they have to go by what is given to them. I do not think that any idol likes living behind a crafted image but it's what you have to do. Not everyone has the power or the know-how to start their own company where they can be free to do what they want and so this means they have to take a different road. I appreciate the hard work it takes to not only live out a dream but to entertain people as well. The support from fans means so much and we as fans can either make or break someone. It's not only Korean fans that affect idols, it's internationally as well. If international fans didn't hold any power (as many of you always seem to claim) then how come so many idols have actually reached out and apologized or communicated with international fans about certain scandals? If you feel as though your bias is always getting attacked, the best way to combat that is to continue to support your bias. Continue to purchase music, do covers, share the positive traits that your bias has, talk about them with other kpop fans and share your thoughts. There is nothing that you or anyone in your fandom can do to change a person's mind when you argue back and forth. Use logic, use charts, use any proof you can find that will show the heights your bias has climbed to get to where they are. If that doesn't shut the haters up then nothing will.