Some of you may have noticed my generally negative comments about netizens (Korean Internet users who comment on articles) from time to time. That’s because netizens are mostly fucking stupid, herd-mentality misogynist, racist dickheads – just like the kind of people who comment on YouTube videos. The sad twist is that in Korea, netizens do actually hold a certain amount of actual power (albeit far less than they act like they have) and aren’t completely disregarded like they are in the west. There’s quite a few blogs out there that write very insightful articles about Korean pop media and the baffling statements from netizens who leave comments on Korean pop media articles. I could cover this phenomenon in-depth, but it’s such well-worn territory that I hardly see the point. Sites like Netizenbuzz, Asian Junkie, Anti K-pop Fangirl and many others deal with these issues far better than I ever could, the Netizenbuzz FAQ is where I would start for anyone completely new to this.
So instead of boring you all rigid with a lecture on the length and breadth of these turds and their stupidity, I thought I’d have a little fun on “Quickmeme”. The following images will hopefully give you a brief run-down of what I think of the netizen point of view on life in an entertaining format without me having to write a fucking boring essay about it.
For those who already know all about netizens, the following images won’t need explaining and you’ll instantly resonate with them in some way. For the rest of you, I highly recommend that you search out the aforementioned blog sites and do some reading. Make sure you’re away from sharp objects or you may just spontaneously stab yourself in the throat as all faith in humanity is lost and a wave of “I don’t want to live in this world anymore” washes over you.
I actually used almost no poetic license with these. Most of them are direct quotes from netizens, and ALL of them refer to real life events (avid k-pop gossip followers will know which ones).
Stay safe, kids. And don’t be a fuckwit on the Internet. Peace.
EDIT: Also, if you liked this, check out the sequel, Equally angsty Koreaboo i-netizen – the meme.