YouTubers Keemstar and Void slammed for using Jonghyun’s suicide in K-pop stan diss track to 'stay relevant'

A fan said, 'This video is absolutely disgusting. The fact that the writers of this song used idols suicides as lyrics for a diss track is disgusting. The industry is corrupted but so are many other western industries'


                            YouTubers Keemstar and Void slammed for using Jonghyun’s suicide in K-pop stan diss track to 'stay relevant'
Youtubers Keemstar and Void are being trolled for using SHINee member Jonghyun's funeral picture in track dissing K-pop (Void/YouTube)

YouTubers Keemstar and Void are being slammed for using real clips from SHINee band member Jonghyun’s funeral in their “KPOP STANS DISSTRACK”. The track, which is three minutes and 39 seconds long, brings up the death of popular K-pop artist Jonghyun from 2017 – at three minutes and five seconds – with the line: "I wonder why latley (sic) man they all commiting (sic) suicide." The K-pop diss track released on March 24 also mocks K-pop as a category for little girls and old men to be excited and ends the track saying ‘lil girls old men guess they got a new kink.’ 

At the start of the song, the diss track says, “All Stans are the same, they rotting in my brain... make one tweet and these stans getting bitter." It goes on to complain, ‘m on Twitter, K-pop trending on Twitter, make on tweet these stants (sic) getting bitter.” With a BTS Jungkook’s picture on the video, the diss track says, “F*ck Jimin I’ll say what I wanna” and ends up also using a ‘fan made’ photoshop screenshot of an (imaginary) conversation when the line goes “While you make a tweet, I’ll make a couple with ‘It’s drama, ain’t nothing but drama!”

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Keemstar disses K-pop in a new track (Void YouTube)
The disstrack uses real images from SHINee Jonghyun's funeral (Void YouTube)

Keemstar and Void slammed for using Jonghyun's funeral clips

Along with using photoshopped images as real tweets, the diss track also adds funeral pictures of SM Entertainment artist Jonghyun whose tragic death shook the industry. Diluting the whole of K-pop as a genre that only interests little girls and old men, using someone's death as a point of mockery didn't sit well with K-pop fans as they slammed the YouTubers for the 'sickening' act. A fan said, "tw // dec 18 wait i literally don't understand to the people SUPPORTING keem's behavior. but respect someone's passing, no matter the social standing. Jonghyun worked hard to become an idol and it is a shame that someone like keem would think someone dying is funny :/ im done."



 

Keemstar's diss track talks about K-pop as a genre for 'lil girls and old men' (Void YouTube)

More fans pointed out that Jonghyun lost his tight to depression shouldn't be a mocking point in diss track. A user said, "tw: Dec. 18 For those confused: Jonghyun was basically the Etika of kpop, a multi-talented star who sadly lost a several year-long battle of depression in 2017 at a young age. You can diss kpop stans all you want, but dragging a soul that was in so much pain into this is so gross." Another user said, "This is very disrespectful towards jonghyun, his family, friends and fans. Dont use him to roast koop stans. Jonghyun has such a meaningful place in so many peoples hearts and they want to think of him in a positive and happy way not a terrible sad way." Another outraging tweet read, "Tw // suicide This video is absolutely disgusting. The fact that the writers of this song used idols suicides as lyrics for a diss track is disgusting. The industry is corrupted but so are many other western industries, not just the kpop industry."



 



 



 

Fans have also added why grown adults need to use K-pop to stay relevant when there are so many issues that need to be addressed.  A user wrote, "These grown men used kpop as a way to stay relevant and attack young people. The way they turn a blind eye to issues in the western industries and ones all around the world shows that they only care about staying relevant. And targeting mostly young teenage women." And added, "Why would they pay attention to other issues? Kpop is currently getting huge all around the world so they take their critiques and use them to start drama. I hope these people realize their wrongdoings and never have a platform because clearly they aren’t using right."



 



 

Later, YouTuber Keemstar stated in a video, "I was thinking more about this, and I think why so many people get hurt by words so much, and I think it is because parents and teachers are teaching that words hurt." He goes on to claim that when he was young, school meetings and parents used to teach that 'sticks and stone would break our bones but words will never hurt us, we were taught to be tough and strong, and not little stuff like that derail us." He adds, we were taught to go out and tackle the world and not be emotionally destroyed and distracted by this little stuff."

He further adds that nowadays kids are taught to stop their success and whatever they are doing when they feel sad.

 



 

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