K-pop fans are currently not pleased with Korina Sanchez. After attending the Wanna One show last Saturday, she made the assumption that the “kids” there sing along to Korean lyrics they don’t understand.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Korina wrote, “The kids went gaga over Wanna One tonight, and imagine P13,000 tickets and kids get their parents to spend for songs the lyrics of which hindi naman naiintindihan ng Pinoy (Filipinos don’t understand)!” She added that the fans might just be into Wanna One and other K-pop groups because of their “look.”
She ended her post with, “All K-Pop concerts I’ve been to are filled with screaming kids na nilalagnat (who are feverish)! Basta, malaki ang contribution ng Pilipinas sa ekonomoniya ng Korea (The Philippines has a huge contribution to South Korea’s economy).”
One fan also spotted that Korina had edited her post before deleting it. From saying that fans don’t understand the lyrics, she changed it to “kids get their parents to spend for songs the lyrics of which hindi natin kinalakihan pero tunay na kinagigiliwan ng Pinoy (we didn’t grow up with but are truly beloved by Filipinos)!”
oops the caption is now edited 🤭 sorry, miss korina sanchez you're still cancelledt
left: old caption
right: new caption pic.twitter.com/2hq636nQS9
— andrea 🐤 (@duckhee_com) September 2, 2018
Fans took to Twitter to comment on Korina’s post, saying that they’re in it for the group’s talents, and clarified that they do study the language so they could understand their idols’ lyrics. One emphasized that it’s no different from Filipinos supporting Western artists and learning English to sing and understand their songs.
Nope. It’s the talent. The passion. Same reason why I attend to concerts of US artists. And Ms. Annyeonghasseyo, we do understand the lyrics. Unlike you we know how to use Google and we know how to study the language. pic.twitter.com/slTtN893KW
— Elle 😍 Daniel | #KangDaniel #KangOri (@ElleNoona1210) September 2, 2018
How could u fail to see the TALENT that was right in front of u?
U just discredited all their hard-work (trainee days-debut), w/ ur “It’s the look, I think” line.
And as a fan, do u know how this is offensive? How wud u know that we’r only here for their “looks”?
— Nica | Noona Never Sℓeeps (@NoonaNvrSleeps) September 2, 2018
that it's 'the looks' when in fact it's deeper than that- so much deeper.
You see, these kpop idols are more than just the looks. And I guess, you wouldn't understand that. Btw, shame if you can't appreciate music, a universal language, just because you can't understand it.
— DONT_MESS_UP_MY_TEMPO.mp3 (@ididkyungsoo) September 2, 2018
As of writing, Korina hasn’t released a statement regarding the backlash.
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Photo courtesy of Korina Sanchez’s Instagram account
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