Kpopalypse Battle – Park Bom vs Kemy

People want to know if Kpopalypse supports either 2NE1’s Park Bom or A.KOR’s Kemy in the latest hilarious k-pop drama, and which side they should choose. This post has the answers!

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Here’s a quick recap of the situation for those unfamiliar:

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So now that we’re all up to speed, here’s what I think of the situation.  Because the Park Bom/Kemy controversy is very multi-faceted and there’s a lot to cover, we’re going to let them both battle it out in several different areas and allocate Kpopalypse approval points, then tally the results up for our final answer.  Let’s get started!


 

KPOPALYPSE BATTLE – PARK BOM VS KEMY

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ROUND 1: DRUGS

Kemy:

Is anti-drugs: +1

Doesn’t smuggle drugs: +1

Bom:

Is anti-drugs: +1

Smuggles drugs: -1

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WINNER OF ROUND 1: KEMY

Kemy doesn’t smuggle drugs, or at least hasn’t been caught yet, so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt – for now.

Total so far – Kemy: 2 Bom: 0

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ROUND 2: RAP CREDIBILITY

Kemy:

Can rap: +1

Is anti-drugs: -1

Promotes punishment for non law-abiding citizens: -1

Bom:

Can’t rap: -1

Doesn’t try: +1

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WINNER OF ROUND 2: BOM

Kemy can rap nice, but racks up negative rap cred by telling Park Bom off for doing drugs and not being in jail yet.  Tsk tsk – everybody knows that rappers should be championing frequent drug use and disrespect for the law at all times.  Someone needs to tie Kemy down and make her listen to NWA and Cypress Hill, stat.  (And don’t come here waving around any of that “conscious rap” stuff, that music is all by fuckheads, for fuckheads.)  So as a result, Bom has more rap cred by default despite never having dropped a single rap on anything, anywhere.

Total so far – Kemy: 1 Bom: 0

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ROUND 3: FASHION

Kemy:

Wears a Star Wars T-shirt in some of her few promo pics: +1

It’s for Attack Of The Clones (fitting analogy for k-pop though, no?): -1

Bom:

Occasional boob-enhancing horizontal stripes: +1

Most other outfits by Jeremy Scott: -1

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NO CLEAR WINNER

It’s enough to give you nightmares, the shit these people wear.

Total so far – Kemy: 1 Bom: 0

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ROUND 4: FAP

Kemy:

Meets required standards: +1

Probably plastic as fuck: -1

Who cares though, can still fap: +1

Bom:

Meets required standards: +1

Definitely plastic as fuck: -1

Who cares though, can still fap: +1

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NO CLEAR WINNER

I can fap to either in the rare instances that they are wearing something acceptable.

Total so far – Kemy: 2 Bom: 1

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ROUND 5: MUSIC

Kemy:

Kemy’s solo mixtape raps sound good, or at least a lot better than CL: +1

A.KOR’s debut song “Payday” is just a below-average clone of 2NE1 at their peak: -1

Still, it’s better than anything 2NE1 themselves have done since “Scream”: +1

Bom:

Has sung on several iconic 2NE1 songs: +1

Pity that none of them are recent: -1

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WINNER OF ROUND 5: KEMY

A.KOR may be nothing special right now but so far they’ve mercifully avoided performing something as ear-shreddingly awful as “Do You Love Me”, “Missing You” or anything off 2NE1’s “Crush” album.  Sure, it’s early days yet – when they start trotting out the shithouse album filler ballads they may lose the higher ground here, but Kemy is safely in front for the moment.

Total so far – Kemy: 3 Bom: 1

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ROUND 6: NETIZENS

Kemy:

Korean netizens mostly like her: -1

International netizens mostly hate her: +1

Bom:

Korean netizens mostly hate her: +1

International netizens mostly like her: -1

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NO CLEAR WINNER

Both are catching lots of juicy netizen butthurt, from different places, in roughly equal quantities.  To tip the scales, one of them needs to step up their game and do something extra-special to be hated globally.  Crossing my fingers.

Total so far – Kemy: 3 Bom: 1

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ROUND 7: FANS

Kemy:

A.KOR fans seem to be quite sensible and rational: +1

All three of them: -1

Bom:

Has lots of fans: +1

Mostly barking mad lunatics: -1

NO CLEAR WINNER

What’s worse, no fans or crazy zergling fans?  Flip a coin.

Total so far – Kemy: 3 Bom: 1

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ROUND 8: ATTITUDE

Kemy:

Hilariously dissed Park Bom for attention: +1

Hasn’t apologised (despite fake reports to the contrary): +1

Label released yellow-bellied weak-as-piss statement: -1

Bom:

Hasn’t said shit: +1

Doesn’t need to: +1

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WINNER OF ROUND 8: BOM

Just because I understand the corporate reasoning behind A.KOR’s label Republic Doo being a bunch of pathetic fucking pussies doesn’t mean that I have to like it.  The more k-pop labels pander to the whims of spoiled brats, the more spoiled brats will learn that complaining gets them what they want, like a lab rat learning to push a button that releases food.  Labels need to learn to STFU… but they probably won’t.

Total so far – Kemy: 4 Bom: 3

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ROUND 9: ENTERTAINMENT

Kemy:

Hilariously smart rapping dissecting Park Bom and YG verbally: +1

Hilariously dumb death threats from Blackjacks all over her label’s social media: +1

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Bom:

Butthurt from vocalfags who don’t understand why people like to listen to her sing: +1

Butthurt from armchair anti-drug activists: +1

Butthurt from armchair plastic surgery protestors: +1

WINNER OF ROUND 9: BOM

Kemy has generated an admirable quantity of hate from Internet douchebags in a short timeframe but Bom is still one of the true masters at the game of extreme extended butthurt delivery.  Even if Kemy’s current impressive speeds of butthurt-generation are maintained it’s still going to take Kemy a while to catch up to Bom’s years-long legacy of giving k-pop fans the shits.

FINAL SCORE – Kemy: 6 Bom: 6

CONCLUSION

Park Bom and Kemy are both awesome and I can’t give up either.  I particularly enjoyed Kemy’s ability to make Blackjacks embarrass themselves by writing shitty laughable response raps, and Bom’s continual ability to annoy absolutely fucking everybody just by breathing in air is something I’ll always admire and aspire to.  Why k-pop fans allow themselves to get so easily annoyed about either of them I don’t know, but fuck it’s funny.  Kpopalypse shall continue to support both Bom and Kemy’s right to irritate all the rest of you.

4 thoughts on “Kpopalypse Battle – Park Bom vs Kemy

  1. It really surprises me there are so few comments here. I’m glad to see you took time to point out how asinine this entire situation is and how any involvement in it just contributes to the stupidity. I’m also surprised YG isn’t using this to get even more attention for 2NE1.

    • Most of my readers comment over on the AKF versions of the articles because there’s a more active community there. But yes you have grasped the subtext correctly!

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