This weekend a lot happened. I saw there was just way too much going on with new rumors cropping up about plastic surgery and fans fervently denying the accusations and with new music being released, it was pretty busy. But one story in particular, I just couldn’t ignore. Not because the story itself upset me or anything but because the reaction was a bit… drastic.
I love Girls’ Generation. I love Wonder Girls. Both are respectively amazing groups with women who are amazing singers and performers. SNL is known for pushing the limits. It’s what they do and it’s all for laughs. Nothing personal. No one is off limits. So it was no surprise that with Wonder Girls being featured on the show they would find someway to dig at another popular girl group who just so happened to be Girls’ Generation. The skit, “The 5th Army President”, featured the Wonder Girls crowned as being the number 1 girl group for soldiers. Well at one point in the skit, the social burn photos and stomping photos of SNSD. Fans were livid! So angry I can’t even post a video for you guys because it’s already been removed.
SNL Korea released the following statement in the aftermath:
“We would like to address the scene involving Girls’ Generation that aired during the ‘The 5th Army President’ digital skit of yesterday’s episode hosted by Wonder Girls. While trying to illustrate Wonder Girls’ history in a drama format, we couldn’t avoid mentioning the most popular group Girls’ Generation. We apologize for making Girls’ Generation fans uncomfortable and we will make sure to be more attentive in the future. The controversial scene is be either deleted or revised during reruns of the episode. We apologize again to Girls’ Generation, their fans, and SM Entertainment.”
I guess it goes to show that you have to make sure in doing comedy that you will be treading very lightly in the world of fandoms.
In lighter news, TWICE is getting ready for their offical debut as the new girl group for JYP! They released individual teaser videos to get the fans ready. Have you seen them yet? These videos have everyone talking right now. Why? Because… well… the videos are creepy! Yeah I said it! They’re just really really creepy! Do not be fooled by the “sweetness”. I have a feeling that their debut song might be on the dark side or maybe not. Maybe JYP is playing games with us.
I advise you not to watch them alone at night and with your headphones in at full blast.
You have been warned.
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