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Having foreigners or ethnically mixed people in K-Pop groups has been popular for quite some time now, but some South Koreans want to put an end to it.

We've seen several non-Korean K-Pop idols such as BamBam (GOT7) from Thailand, Lisa (BLACKPINK) from Thailand, Tzuyu (TWICE) from Taiwan, Henry from Taiwan, Sana (TWICE) from Japan, Momo (TWICE) from Japan, Jackson (GOT7) from Hong Kong, Lay (EXO) from China, and more.

But certain fan bases in South Korea seem to be getting fed up with K-Pop agencies including non-Korean members. On a popular K-Pop online community, netizens have been talking about two specific countries that they wish would stop being included in K-Pop.

Below is a topic that has been trending within the community, titled "The something that agencies would stop including in K-Pop."

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"Chinese members.

The majority of the Chinese keep flying away.

They should have just debuted in their own country."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"Japanese members.

If they're going to mindlessly celebrate their political history,

they should just debut in their own market...

Patriotic idols have their own big markets too."

Below are some of the comments left by netizens.

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"I agree with both. I'm also more proud of groups that are made up of only Koreans."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"Truth. Stop putting non-Koreans in the groups, I'm sick of seeing them."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"Please, only Koreans."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"Especially the Chinese people."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"I don't understand why they insist on having non-Korean members...I can kind of understand the Chinese ones running away, but Japanese pronunciation and their nasal tone is such a turn off."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"The Chinese just leave so it's their loss, but the Japanese...hmm...lol...I've seen so many people defend Japanese idols so much that they even started praising Japan lol"

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"I don't care about non-Korean members, but I prefer a group with only Koreans."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"I agree, I f***ing hate foreign members, that's why I'm more interested in the rookies that are made up of only Koreans."

 

Netizens Want Agencies To Stop Casting Chinese & Japanese People In K-Pop Groups

The Qoo

"Really hate them, they don't even have proper historical knowledge."

 

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Mik
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Mik
May 20, 2021 03:46 am

I don't blame Korean fans not wanting anyone who don't respect Korean culture and history. Especially Chinese. Audacity of Chinese members supporting communist China's distortion and staying quiet to China's claim to Korean culture while Korean companies invested time and money during their training and while they're making money in Korea. Not to mention these Chinese idols like to leave their groups after few year for their domestic market leaving their groups and companies high and dry.
Kpop should recruit more other nationalities instead of Chinese and Japanese.

Yanna💕❤️
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Yanna💕❤️
Mar 28, 2021 12:44 pm

These people fucking disgust me so much

dudu
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dudu
Jan 1, 2021 06:53 pm

people are so fucking racist

Ungrateful Koreans
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Ungrateful Koreans
Mar 10, 2021 07:59 pm
Reply to  dudu

Yeah well Koreans are known for being one of the most arrogant of all Asians. Past surveys found that approx 1 in 4 Koreans are against living near foreigners lol. Yet they're so quick to pull the racist card in the Western world.

n a
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n a
Mar 28, 2021 05:01 am

ughh i couldn’t agree more. koreans are just so fucking ethnocentric and xenophobic.

lmao dumbasses
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lmao dumbasses
Aug 3, 2020 12:49 am

us chinese also hate koreans, especially with the amount of k-pop coming into our pop culture. it's dumb the way east asians are hating on each other because they can't let go of what our ancestors did in the past.

Skorean
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Skorean
Jul 16, 2021 02:24 pm
Reply to  lmao dumbasses

Don't need to go further. What china doing now in SKorea. Koreans can't help to hate China so much. So don't come to SKorea and not interested in Korea plz. You chinese.
We are not a racist but when it comes to China! Yes

twox
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twox
Sep 24, 2019 04:28 pm

You do not want them.
OK;
Send them all to us.
Greetings from Germany.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Aug 18, 2019 02:26 am

I would say that having foreigners is a good marketing strategy.
Just look at Lisa from Blackpink.
She is Thai and managed to attract many Thai fans.
BlackPink is certainly a group with like boring songs and dumb concepts which don't really deserve this much popularity (In my own view)
But just because of Lisa, Thai people start to like Blackpink and stuff.

PS: This is not a hate speech on Blackpink.

(BTW: Twice is my fav group)
And Blackpink is starting to get more boring. (After AIIYL)

lmao dumbasses
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lmao dumbasses
Aug 3, 2020 12:47 am
Reply to  Guest

it wasn't necessary to say blackpink is boring if all you were going to say was lisa is thai. whether you're not hating on bp or not, you're making it look like you are. nobody cares if your fav group is twice or you think bp is boring.

Guest
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Guest
Aug 16, 2019 11:35 pm

what the fuck these korean are thinking? kpop are nowhere near current popularity without international supports and that comprise of foreign artist and foreign fans. we can stop listening kpop and pour so much money into this industry anytime we want.

Mik
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Mik
May 20, 2021 02:56 am
Reply to  Guest

Kpop was doing fine before Chinese or Japanese idols in Kpop moron. Even despite communist China's ban on Kpop its still growing.
Kpop is Korean pop so these foreigners should respect Korean history and culture. especially China and Japan which are infamous for distorting histor, lying and trying to claim Korean culture.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Aug 9, 2019 06:09 am

Why are you guys being racist?! Stop this! This just wrong! FYI, Don't be rude and racist to Chinese and Japanese members of K-pop groups!!

Skorean
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Skorean
Jul 16, 2021 02:27 pm
Reply to  Guest

But chinese members are supporting evil CCP. You know what CCP is

Kpop Lover
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Kpop Lover
Feb 15, 2021 03:14 am
Reply to  Guest

Yeah! i agree! Foreign members attract way more fans, therefore a better marketing strategy. I know everyone has mixed opinions, but many chinese, Japanese, Thai, and taiwanese members work really hard, and there is no need to be racist or discriminate them. Even though there are foreigners, kpop will always be korean. Be Nice for goodness sake!

lmao dumbasses
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lmao dumbasses
Aug 3, 2020 12:50 am
Reply to  Guest

or just chinese and japanese people in general. some koreans are so racist just because of our history.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Aug 9, 2019 04:08 am

Ok so they are being racist to non Korean idols what about all the half Korean idols like the one's from Europe and America because people all around still don't respect kpop. So when you say you don't like all these foreign members why do think kpop got so huge in these places? Well obviously it was because of all the foreign members you can ask almost any American who likes blackpink and they will tell you Koreans that their favorite member is Lisa the one from Thailand so I'm still confused. You can be mad about my comment but… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Guest
Aug 8, 2019 10:44 am

This is why international fans hate knetizen and korean fans, because literally they just being racist against non korean. Thank you so much for revealing your true face. Shame on you!!!

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 27, 2019 02:08 am

twice has foreign members and happen to be the nation's gg.....can they go work at their dead end job?

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 25, 2019 07:27 pm

Actually, what's wrong with them?
Having a foreign members in kpop groups means that a lot of foreigners are interested in being a kpop idol. That means Korea's culture is getting worldwide. Also, becoming a kpop idol/star is hard. It's not like after they suceed in their audition, they became a kpop idol directly. They worked hard to get till this point. And for me, it's just wrong to judge them based on their nationality.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 19, 2019 10:07 am

Honestly all of the hate comments are of people who hide their face behind a screen and send hate. If you have a problem I would like to see you do the stuff they do and deal with half the hate they get. They do all of that well learn a different language and living in a different country. They keep smiles on their faces and do their best. What to get the hate from people who sit back on their phone, laptop, iPad. I am glad that group have different culture and languages and nationality in them. I will… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 8, 2019 10:52 am
Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 7, 2019 02:18 am

Only south korea have artists from different countries, Which is a very good plus point of SOUTH KOREA and They encourage KOREAN people as well as showcase your hidden talents with people from other countries.But netizens are jealous of seeing how Korea is doing well and other people are becoming so famous. Netizens are just dropping south korea s stardom, By doing this, South Korea will be disgraced that South Korea does not think of others other than themselves. Please netizens please Leave doing this kind of trouble to them.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 2, 2019 06:07 am

thats actually the reason why I like kpop..because it’s very diverse..you have Chinese,Japanese,and Thai.People are just racist and they want something simple and not different

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 1, 2019 03:05 pm

*sigh*.. minorities can be racist too and that's all this is.. racism. One of the amazing things about K-pop is the ability to bring people together. This goes against the very idea of that.

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 30, 2019 07:46 pm

Actually for me.... It's alright to have non-Korean idols because of the fact that there are some non-Korean idols who already came so far ... As long as they respect Knetz and Korean Culture