If you’re curious what this whole stupid fan boycott looks like:
Yeah. Those are some angry fans there, right? Can’t enjoy themselves at all!
Just keep in mind that even as this nonsense gets reported in the English-language K-Pop press, it’s not been a story in Korea aside from a couple of items on the YouTube account going down. Once it became clear that Seven Seasons hadn’t taken down its YouTube channel on purpose, the 세븐시즌스_싫어요안사요 and 세븐시즌스_싫어요_안사요 hashtags stopped trending in Korea. (And those mean, “Seven Seasons_hate you[_]not buying.” The whole “KQ feedback please!” English hashtag is an example–and not the only one–of how this campaign has been tidied of its nastier elements for international consumption.)
What the boycott campaign is at this point is a relatively small number of unfortunately well-placed individuals, including certain KBBCs (not all of them by any stretch!) who I personally think got burned out on keeping up with Block B some time ago. And I should note that I understand that–but the appropriate thing to do under such circumstances is to stop working so hard, not to organize a fucking boycott. It’s sad to watch people go from being drama-free reporters of Block B news to the stereotypical self-centered control-freak Queen Bee fans, but now there’s a little circle of entitled fans who encourage the absolute worst in each other, and we’re seeing the results of that.
It’s not the first time this has happened, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. It’s dumb, but in the big picture, it’s not going to matter any more than any of the other dumb shit that has happened.