Barcelona-based magazine agency El Jueves is currently under heavy criticism for mocking the tragic death of SHINee member JongHyun and K-Pop in general.
To illustrate the idea that K-Pop is full of sexual abuse, depression, suicide, and other negative elements, the magazine agency used a cartoon showing a ghost with pink hair, supposedly representing JongHyun, with the dialogue “At 27! Just like my buddies Jimi Hendrix, Janis, Jim Morrison, Kurt!”
So far, 25,000 people have joined a petition on ‘CHANGE’, an global online petition website, demanding that El Jueves be shut down.
On the other hand, some have defended El Jueves, saying that the magazine publishes satire, and isn’t attacking K-Pop specifically, but the dark side of it.
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