J-netizens opinion about TWICE media play in their debut...

Discussion in 'J-POP' started by bsthendal, Jun 29, 2017.

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Do you think TWICE are really popular in Japan?

  1. Yes, they are queens!

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  2. No way, it's just shameless media play

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  1. jimeous

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    Of course it is media play, that's what you get when you are the Nations GG in SK that has sold a million albums, won Daesangs and have a 200m YT viewed MV.

    But there is something about your post which screams bullshit, that is, it uses the same format that Korean haters have with their posts
     
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    These need to be stated more.

    Girls Channel is second only to 2ch (the website 4chan is based off of) in how toxic it is. Far-right ultra-nationalist bullshit. These are the same types of people who were pissed off when Kara and SNSD were getting massive amounts of attention back in the day. It's understated in international areas like here, but there is a substantial anti-Hallyu sentiment in Japan that has been going on since at least 2005 and has always grown.

    Kim Taehee is a victim of this backlash; she's a supporter of Dokdo being Korean and not Japanese, which as you can imagine went over swimmingly in Japan.

    It looks like Twice is going to be the victims of similar backlash. Although the J-line existing will ward off some of it (their popularity among teenagers and young adults in Japan cannot be overstated), the Korean members are already getting lots of... let's say less than pleasant remarks directed at them. 2ch in particular had a thread a month or so ago talking about how Twice needed to be "raped to death" by some "honorable man" willing to "defile his dick by fucking a Korean whore". I've seen things.

    That said.

    That. Said.

    Twice still has a big following over there. They are well loved by people who don't frequent those sites or think like they do. Pixiv in particular is in love with Twice and there's a lot of (really adorable) fanart of them.

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    I don't want to give off that Japan exclusively hates Twice, but the article that OP mentioned is honestly garbage and representative of a small if kinda scary portion of the population.
     
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    I am really sad when they say bad twice, this is a lie
     
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    Netizens are same all over the world. Pointless hate towards anyone
     
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    Same here, I'm from the Philippines also, Iloilo exactly.... I was also surprised to see random people talking about the Philippines in a discussion/ post about TWICE which is KPOP....................
     
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    but they are slaying with their album sales?
     
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    I have a friend who teaches in Japan (Grades 3-6). These kids asked her if she knows TWICE and even showed her the TT pose. Well... you can't please everyone (specially those people who doesn't have a life and just give shitty comments about people who are doing better than them) I'M OUT!
     
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    I know, right! Don't tell me that is also because of Media Play?
     
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    Well i can understand from where this is coming. Kpop is not mainstream as we think.
    Most foreigners wouldn't know about Kpop groups unless they are Kpoppers. So Twice is popular and selling well among Japanese Kpop lovers but those who listen to Kpop is very small part of population. Those comments are rude and racist but has some truth.
    It's not only about Twice. Every popular groups can relate to this.
    Just think about it. One direction was huuuge in western countries but on the other side of the world normal folks would be like "one WHO?"
     
  11. lolita98

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    same goes to other country which known "k-pop is popular there". selling 100k for album is shit if you compare to idol there itself but for kpop standart its consider great.
     
  12. Alina1441

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    NOT ANYMORE.

    Ha.
     
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    Love how Twice shut these haters asses down
     
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    whether it's kpop or not, doesn't all media make things more dramatic than it is? plus i think twice popularity among Japanese students is true, if you look up online, theres hundreds of dance covers from japanese students peforming at school events.
     
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    Oh wow things have changed haven't they :D

    TT is still charting btw
     
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    I wish the poll would’ve been public, expose the naysayers who have to now watch Twice being a top GG in Japan
     
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    Like media play, can't force people to buy albums. Not to mention Twice was the first k-pop girl group to have a Japanese dome tour.
     

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