Oh dear God. I just discovered that the ever-responsible Koreaboo (which I do not normally read, because they’re fucking worthless) covered the Block B/SNL incident using this picture:
The problem? Just a few seconds before, you can see what Lee Se Young is actually grabbing. (Here, watch it in slo-mo with cheesy music!):
Zico’s shoulder. Jesus fucking Christ, there’s actual footage of Lee grabbing people by the genitals–but no, no, Koreaboo has to make shit up as well. And people just parrot what they say, because it’s not like Koreaboo has a history of knowingly lying about everything.
This drives me crazy. I understand that even vaguely responsible people (a category in which I most certainly do not include Koreaboo) sometimes think it’s OK to lie when the issue is really important, but the fact is, the more serious something is, the accurate you have to be. People will look at the Block B video and wonder why the fuck the police are investigating Lee and why she had to leave SNL and why fans are nonetheless still upset at the show. It must be because we’re all jealous that Lee got to touch Zico, right? Because we’re all insane and are like, “Hands off my future husband!” right?
Fuck you, Koreaboo.
ETA: I know some people were a little perplexed that Seven Seasons released a statement following the news that Block B was going to be questioned by police clarifying that they were being questioned as witnesses and victims, not as suspects.
That might seem strange or unnecessary, but apparently the headline of the original Korean article was quite sloppily written. It reads along the lines of, “SNL/B1A4 sexual harassment scandal continues: Police interrogate Block B and Infinite,” and its exact meaning was . . . open to interpretation, let’s say, especially given that most people only ever read headlines and not the full article. Hence the clarification.