Extra! Korea

July 2, 2009

(Updated) Will the Wonder Girls be the Franz Ferdinand of Twitter War One?

Filed under: humor, music, rapid cultural change, technology, youth — extrakorea @ 7:20 am

Korean singing group the Wonder Girls are one of the opening acts for the popular pop-rock group the Jonas Brothers on their current tour. A commenter at Pop Seoul said that some Jonas Brothers fans had posted negative comments about the Wonder Girls on Twitter. More importantly, I read from another commenter that when Wonder Girls fans saw this, they retaliated with cyber-harassment.
I decided to research this out via Twitter’s search engine.
Ohhh, my aching head. I feel like chunks of my brain have rotted away. Twitter is mental diarrhea transmitted to a screen. Attention Deficit Disorder + Narcissism = Twitter. So I only found a couple of examples. I hope you appreciate it, because it came at the cost of countless brain cells.

these wonder girls are weird…

@hannahhylen NO KIDDING! the girls behind me just laughed.

yeah, don’t like the wonder girls. they look like sluts.

wow get offended because I said I think the wonder girls look like sluts. I didn’t say they are.

okay to these people. you don’t know ME so stop calling me a slut. their dresses are short. but I guess I can’t talk because my shorts are 2

just get over it. sorry I offended your favorite girl group.

@jlovek oh I am. I like their music. their dresses were REALLY short. I’m not saying they are sluts because I don’t know them. that’s just –
-the impression I got. people went crazy and they don’t even know me.

@sunmikiwangjang I don’t dobut that they are nice. the seem really nice. I was just stating my opinion.

just let me have my opinion. kthanks. people keep screaming for the stupid screen.

so I met wonder girls. sorry if I offended anyone earlier. they really are sweet girls.

@victoriaOK it was so ridiculious I’m like stating my opinion and I get bitched at!

@alexza_18 I hate that I couldn’t just have my opinion. that’s just what I saw. thanks though

That’s the wheat (believe it or not). You can trawl through the chaff if you’d like.

Here’s more.

@minablas don’t be rude.. it seems like ur not giving wonder girls a chance. they’re really talented! they can sing & DANCE! 😀

@Tommy_Jono_K please stop attacking other fans. be respectful.even though people r being rude to wonder girls,
WG wouldnt want fans to be rude back.

@mofutofu yeahhh i am 🙂 yeah some wg fans were being really rude. so i wanted to show people that wonderfuls are NICE!

@zaharozoe why do u hate them so much 😦 ?

@woahxcorri give wonder girls a chance. u might like them. some people changed their mind after seeing them perform. plus they r super nice!

@Farrahri im sorry your being attacked. we just love wonder girls. some fans go crazy but i hope your not offended.. just dont be mean! 🙂

(the chaff)

Edit/Update:

Here is a video from Comedy Central which helps illustrate why I don’t like Twitter:

“Sure, you didn’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but I don’t see how “Delicioushair” could get this wrong.

(Hat Tip to ROK Drop)

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8 Comments »

  1. God, how could you read through that crap.

    I don’t get the obsession with Twitter, never will, and don’t want to be persuaded about how great and revolutionary it is.

    Comment by Brian — July 2, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    • I totally agree with you about Twitter, and it’s notable that we’re both hardcore bloggers.

      How could I read through that crap? I wanted to find out if the story was true. And all the while a little voice in my head whimpered, “Too … much … stupid … brain … dying …”

      Comment by extrakorea — July 2, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  2. That work was commendable. You deserve a beer and a medal.

    Comment by ZenKimchi — July 3, 2009 @ 2:26 am

  3. God, I’m happy I’m not an elementary school teacher.

    Comment by AnoniMoose — July 3, 2009 @ 7:57 am

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  5. Brian, I’ve learned to be the anti-Twitter. I write annoyingly negative observations about the world around me, plus how much Twitter sucks.

    Comment by kushibo — July 23, 2009 @ 4:28 am

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