YouTubers Keemstar and rapper Void have been under a lot of heat when they released a video titled “KPOP STANS DISSTRACK ft. KEEMSTAR (Official Music Video)” on 24th March.
K-pop fans were enraged when the music video used SHINee’s Jonghyun’s funeral in 2017 to mock the industry along with the lines, “I wonder why (lately) they all (commit) suicide”.
The diss track also makes fun of K-Pop as a category for exciting little girls and old men. The track also ends with the saying, “Little girls, old men, they got a new kink”.
The line, “All Stans are the same, they rotting in my brain” was used to diss all K-Pop stans worldwide. It goes on stating, “I’m on Twitter, K-Pop trending on Twitter, make one tweet and these stans getting bitter”. K-Pop fans are known to be a very sensitive fanbase to anyone making fun of the medium.
The diss track also mentions, “F*ck Jimin, I’ll say what I wanna” while by mistake using BTS’s (방탄소년단) Jungkook’s (전정국) picture on the video instead. BTS is currently one of the biggest boy bands in the world, so it’s not surprising for Keemstar or Void to use them in the video to mock fans.
K-Pop fans stormed all over social media including the video’s comment section to express their criticism towards the YouTubers. Fans are also mass-reporting the video for hateful content.
Keemstar and Void were clearly making fun of Jonghyun’s suicide and fans have every right to call them out for it. As an adult, he shouldn’t have picked on teenagers simply for the sake of entertainment. What’s worse is that the 39-year-old has a daughter, whom he should be spending more time with, rather than harassing people on Twitter for drama.
Moreover, this isn’t the first time Keemstar has mocked someone’s mental health. Reactionary YouTuber Etika was showing signs of mental illness and became the target of Keemstar’s harassment. Keemstar was interviewing the YouTuber and was seen making fun of all the things he said. Etika ended up committing suicide due to all the negativity thrown at him.
K-Pop fans have stated that grown-ups like Keemstar use K-Pop as a way to stay relevant and attack younger people. One user also added how he ignores the issues in other industries but loves focusing on K-Pop. Some fans even pointed out that the 39-year-old mocks K-Pop fans for clout to purposefully start drama.
The YouTuber uploaded a video on Twitter stating that people are sensitive when they get hurt by mere words. Keemstar later stated that “we were taught to be tough and strong, and little stuff like that derail us”. This is probably directed at K-Pop fans who have been hurt by his actions.