Hate is a normal human emotion but when people have nowhere to vent it in the real world, they come online and hate on those people who haven’t done anything wrong. It is all about negativity surrounding them in their lives and then trying to spread it celebrities and their fans, their easiest targets. In K-pop, especially, this is getting out of hand. Earlier it was about affecting the idol’s and their fans’ mood, in a way, also defending/protecting their own favorite idol. Now, it has turned to something worse, disgusting, horrible and that is, ruining the idol’s reputation and career by spreading misinformation.
It has happened to Garam, Wonyoung and Rosé. Despite the rumors against them being wrong/proven false, they are still used by antis. Wonyoung has it so bad, with people calling her pick-me, fake, cringe, etc., it is hard for people to not see her with that image, and making her lose potential fans. The worst part is she’s very young to handle all this. Rosé is a very popular idol and has been subjected to hate since the start of her career, but recently, some people haven’t been kind to her, spreading rumors (both Spotify scandal and the dr*g one) that can seriously damage her reputation and maybe even land her behind bars, though luckily, the rumors were cleared easily since the basis of the accusations itself were very weak. With Garam however, she sadly had to leave her group and idol-life behind and now even if she decided to debut, some people will only know her as a bad person, a bully. All this happened for absolutely no reason, other than, well FANWAR and JEALOUSY. At the end of all this, the haters only ended up embarrassing themselves, filling up their minds with more negativity and coming back to being more rude and disrespectful.
Every time we lose an idol, all the fandoms come together to reflect on their actions and then pledge to never insult anyone innocent again, but the cycle keeps repeating. Isn’t the hate getting too much now? Shouldn’t these toxic people stop?