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South Korean netizens have been buzzing about angrily recently as they talked about a university professor who stated that Goo Hara took her own life due to her weakness.

According to reports, the professor works at Ajou University in the Culture Contents Department.

He stated that people will likely end up like Goo Hara if they don’t have a strong mentality, suggesting that if Goo Hara had a strong mentality, she would have been able to cope with malicious comments and not have resorted to extreme measures.

His argument was that had Goo Hara not been so focused on what others thought of her, she wouldn’t have done what she did.

He even also called out malicious comment writers at the same time, calling them people with inferiority complexes, which is the reason why they write hateful messages on the internet behind a keyboard. He emphasized that Goo Hara shouldn’t have had to make extreme decisions just because of people with inferiority complexes trying to drag her down.

While he does make some strong arguments, it can’t be helped that some people might find his statements uncomfortable.

While it is most definitely true that Goo Hara really shouldn’t have let a bunch of malicious comment writers on the internet get to her head, we also have to understand that hate comments are also quite difficult to deal with, no matter who it is. In fact, Goo Hara has been dealing with them for quite some time and perhaps it was at a point where it was just too much for her to handle.

Netizens have been criticizing the professor’s statement about describing Goo Hara’s mentality “weak”.

We understand that he probably had intentions of giving a pep talk about dealing with malicious comment writers, but it seems that things have somewhat backfired.

Perhaps jumping too quick to the conclusion saying that Goo Hara was weak wasn’t the best choice.

The professor explained that he wanted his students to learn to love themselves.He has expressed his intentions to release a formal apology as well.

How do you feel about the current issue?

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Jennifer
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Jennifer
Dec 13, 2019 01:06 am

He didnt express it very well, or it's being translated incorrectly due to cultural expression (ie weak mind instead of vs mental illness) but what he said was somewhat true. He is right that she focused on what others thought about her too much but at the same time she is in an industry culture that says that is the most important and which provides no support for its artists,especially when attacked. He is absolutely right that Netozens are to blame for tearing g down the ego of the poor girl. The industry needs to bolster the self image of… Read more »

Dawn Albrecht
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Dawn Albrecht
Dec 12, 2019 10:59 pm

People don’t end their lives because they are weak. People who have breakdowns and begin having suicidal thoughts typically do so because they have had to be strong for too long and their quality of life has suffered far too much. There is a limit to the amount of pain that even the strongest people can possibly endure.

Stephen
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Stephen
Dec 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Reply to  Dawn Albrecht

I think if there's a limit to the amount of pain, then the person cant be called 'strong'. Same thing with patience, if it has limit, then its not patience. Not trying to challenge, just stating my thoughts. I might be wrong

JustTakeAName
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JustTakeAName
Dec 14, 2019 07:26 am
Reply to  Stephen

I disagree, there's a difference between strength and unending strength and a difference between patience and unending patience. We're talking about emotional strength, but, if we can compare it to physical strength. Let's say a person lifts 1000lbs for an hour and then drops it because they can't lift it any longer. You can't say that person isn't strong just because they had a limit, that is still a very strong person. Just my point of view.

Gina Weasley
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Gina Weasley
Dec 12, 2019 10:00 pm

*sighs* He is very right about malicious commenters being the ones with an inferiority complex and trying to bring others down thoughtlessly but bringing her into that was wrong even if I understand he just felt this will get people more involved by using pop culture example. To start with none of us can really say anything about the state of Goo Hara mental health if she was strong or not because we are not her nor counsellor (mental help professional). On top of that she was an idol. Those people get recruited very early in their lives, straight away… Read more »

ChocoBabiChan
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ChocoBabiChan
Dec 12, 2019 07:51 pm

I mean, yes it was in poor taste, but he is technically right. Strong willed people dont kill themselves. They keep fighting. They are more resilient. They take the bad with the good and keep on truckin. Not everyone with a shitty life gives up on life. If that were the case, a majority of the world would be gone. I think we need to teach our kids to have a stronger mentality. To be able to deal with the pitfalls of life with confidence and determination. I have been suicidal several times, with a couple of failed attempts to… Read more »

Shasharo
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Shasharo
Dec 13, 2019 08:47 pm
Reply to  ChocoBabiChan

If being abused by someone close to you is a 'pitfall' in life then I've really heard it all. Please word things more carefully. Just because you have overcome doesn't mean you need to be all preachy about it

Florence
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Florence
Dec 12, 2019 07:18 pm

I am in the view that the professor is not wrong in his comment. Had she be more mentally stronger and ignored the comments of those idiot, she would be still alive now.. What a waste.

Stephen
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Stephen
Dec 12, 2019 02:58 pm

She commit sucide is not because of one issue but many accumulated sadness in her life, that was in her, maybe the worst issue is her exboy friend that make her break down, we canoot said that she is weak, her condition we will never understand, so the best is dont comment, is the profressor himself is god, he dont know goo hara, just let her rest in peace.

Jinky
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Jinky
Dec 12, 2019 01:07 pm

I agree with the professor. It's time not to baby sit our friends who are suffering from depression. Open rebuke is better than secret love. Let's wake them up before it's too late. ♡

hanus
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hanus
Dec 12, 2019 10:39 am

now the professor can feel what is negative criticism was like...see how's he gonna deal with it....and professor maybe bever been abandon by his parents before..and never beaten by his spous

John
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John
Dec 12, 2019 08:06 pm
Reply to  hanus

Don't you think the person that realizes that ignoring hateful criticism is good would do exactly that? People are too quick to judge, the professor was blunt but not wrong, yet look at how quickly you want them to feel bad. Be better, take lessons and move on, ill will towards anyone is no good

Sarita
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Sarita
Dec 12, 2019 10:07 am

You don't know what was going on her mind. We all mis goo hara. You should stop making excuses. You would do the same thing. RIP Hara

Mei
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Mei
Dec 12, 2019 09:01 am

I can understand what the professor is trying to say. That you should never let haters bring you down so low that you just give up on your life. To do so is hard on loved ones. But if Goo Hara already had mental issues than it was even harder for her to handle all the mean and harsh criticism from people with no compassion for humanity. People with depression hit rock bottom at times and think taking their life is better than living in a cruel world! May she Rest In Peace.

Kiki Morena
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Kiki Morena
Dec 12, 2019 07:48 am

This is what we call victimization, and why so many feel there's no way out of situations like this. Someone will always find a way to make the victim feel responsible for the outcome. Shame on him. R.I.P Goo Hara ?

A.K.
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A.K.
Dec 12, 2019 06:33 am

in a male dominant society is so easy to make lame excuses and accusations... what do those self entitled ahjusshis know about pressure and stress that many women face in Korea?
Opening your mouth and criticize those around you without fully understand the situation and the root cause it's as easy as relaxing and fart... though people would be more cautious in the second case.

rmdrazak
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rmdrazak
Dec 12, 2019 01:41 am

If you are not inside the entertainment industry, don't just simply made an accusation...
The comments that you receive when imply that Go Hara is weak is not even 20% of the hate comments that were received by Go Hara and others celebrity....

Bangtan_123
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Bangtan_123
Dec 11, 2019 10:35 pm

I understand whet he is saying but really she never commited suicide because of hate comments she mainly did it because of her pabo ex-boyfriend threatend to leak those clips so really the professor should have kept quiet