When Fandom isn’t worth it… Prayers for Tomita Mayu

According to Japan Times, female popstar Tomita Mayu was stabbed over 20 times today during a fan event in the city of Koganei, Tokyo.  (See the news story here )

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The idol had previously contacted police about the potential stalker over a month ago.  We are sending all of our love and prayers to her and her family in this time.

OK but ya’ll it has to be said… WHAT IS WRONG?! Because there is something wrong right now in the various fandoms.

Now we are not saying that this applies to all fans; we consider ourselves to be VIP’s and ARMY so we do understand being dedicated to your bias’.

But with this news today; and yesterdays news of BTS (Bangtan Boys) being CHASED by fans through the streets of Sweden, it has to be said; SERIOUSLY?! These are human beings.

Is fame and all of that comes with it part of the deal of doing what they love? Of course.

However having to fear for your physical safety because a “fan” does not realize where boundaries are or has created an imaginary relationship with you in their head; is something else completely.

In this day and age of instant gratification and entitlement these fans believe that they DESERVE to have a piece of their favorite idol.  No matter the situation or how it affects the idol they have so come to respect.  And in the case of Tomita Mayu even serious injury.

We hope that the companies that represent these young adults are watching and setting up more security for them and taking these threats seriously.

As mothers we cannot imagine how the families must feel and our prayers are with Tomita tonight and we ask for all of you out there, seeing your favorite band on the street and in public to remember…. THESE ARE PEOPLE. NOT ANIMALS.  You may have bought their album but they don’t owe you any more than anyone else in this world.  Be respectful and most of all be safe.  There is no call for this.  Be responsible to yourself for your actions so that we can all enjoy the privilege of seeing these artists out in the public and making the music we love!

Love Always,

Kpop Mamas

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American Mom Reaction – 방탄소년단 ‘Save ME’ MV

Hi all!! Please watch BTS’s latest MV with us. It was amazing and everything I wanted from BTS after ‘Fire’. Watch the original at Bighit.

These boys are at the top of our Bias list.  We LOVE them; not like your typical ARMY but with more of an Unnie/Dongsang feel (I mean we are moms and they are barely in their 20’s)  These boys are talented and we appreciate their dedication to what they do.  And we find them hilarious! Seriously if you haven’t seen their show “American Hustle Life” stop what you are doing and watch it now.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDjNuPRWo3TASERIKTVQnaXc3R0hef3Wr

We hope you enjoy! We know we do! Congrats boys we love this song and M/V!

 

 

Seventeen – Getting to know you

We recently did a reaction video to Seventeen. All I really knew about them is that they are a popular rookie group, the young girls are crazy for them, and there is REALLY 13 (it just looks like 17) of them in the group. I need to know more… so let’s do it together!

  • They are under Pledis Entertainment. I just read that Pledis is the same company that Nu’est is in… (which makes so much sense to me for some reason.)
  • Nu’est
  • There are 13 members in the group, not 17.
  • They write and help with the production of their music and make their own choreography. (awesome!)
  • They debuted with their first album in 2015, 17 Carat. Here is an article about them in Billboard – Billboard article about their debut song ‘Adore U’
  • Carat is the name of their Fandom.. Go Carat’s!!
  • They are in their own variety show Seventeen TV. (It’s now on the list to watch.)
  • Woozie is not the Maknae. He is a Grown Man… well 19 US. 20 Korean age
  • The long haired pretty one is Jonghan and he is 2nd oldest. 22 years old US, 23 Korean

There is so much to learn! I will have to update more later. I can see that this is going to be a fun mission. 🙂

 

 

Maknae Monday – Jungkook – BTS

In honor of our first reaction video going out this week to BTS’ – Fire (CHECK IT OUT HERE) our Maknae Monday profile is on The Golden Maknae – Jeon Jungkook from BTS.

Born: September 1, 1997 (age 18), 
Height: 5′ 10″
Music group: Bangtan Boys – BTS 

Why he’s called the Golden Maknae – He was supposedly recruited by 8 companies (although only 5 are confirmed) He’s on of the lead vocalists with Jimin, sub rapper to Rap Monster and sub dancer.

The only problem for us… HE’S A BABY! But he has muscles and is adorable! So we can’t wait for him to grow up.  These noonas will be all over fangirl-ing  once he’s able to drink legally 😉

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Kpop sharing clothes – Saint Laurent

So B and I did our first reaction video to BTS Fire. I noticed that Jimin was wearing this Saint Laurent jacket that I just knew I had seen Bigbang’s Seungri in before. I also noticed that Suga had on a hawaiian print shirt that I had seen G Dragon wear. So okay fine… I dropped it (had mom things to do, ya know?..). Well today I am scrolling through my V app and see the same damn ugly (sorry don’t like it) jacket on someone else… So I did some research.

AND now I give you Kpops love for this damn jacket and shirt.

First and most important… I give you Seungri, the original wearer of the ugly jacket.

Seungri Palm Jacket
“Jiyongie Oppa told me I should wear this. I love it. And him…. for suggesting the jacket.”

Next is Bambam from Got7. Believe it or not he was in a Vogue article about this jacket! That would be Vogue US.. Going global!

Bambam Palm Jacket

Next we have Jimin of BTS stardom.

Jimin Palm Jacket

Winner’s Leader Seungyoon on the V app video with IKON

Seungyoon Palm Jacket

And JUST for shits and giggles… I give you Justin Bieber wanting to look like a Kpop star.

Justin Beiber Palm Jacket

Now for the shirt. First there is G Dragon starting things off at the 2016 Mamas.

G Dragon Hawaiian Shirt Mamas
“This rat tail look will never catch on… YOLO!”

Mino from Winner just might have stole this out of YG’s closet… so he gets a pass.

Mino Hawaiian Shirt

And last but certainly not least is Suga in the BTS Fire Video.

Suga Hawaiian Shirt

Saint Laurent must have sent his collection to every popular Kpop boy band. Well done Saint Laurent… Well done.

So here I go giving you another peek into the wonderful world of my brain. This would have just kept bothering me till I told someone all about it. Because SOMEONE needed to know… so….

T.

 

 

WDTS? BigBangs IG – Seungri’s Talking

I love stalking my BigBang bias’ on Instagram.  And I die a little bit inside every time I see this

Seungri - IG

Ummmmmmm….

So here it is: bb.translations[SEUNGRI]
Thanks to all in Fukuoka for all the wonderful and fun times yesterday! I was surprised by the increasingly warmth welcome and enthusiasm! We also ate the #Motsunabe at Daesung’s recommendations and we are now headed to Nagoya! See you again!
(#Motsunabe is an offal hotpot)

And then THIS BigBang treasure trove of messaging that apparently they ALL found funny.  Real funny boys. Help a  mama out!

TOP - IG

Tanslation: “The Brother that I miss. Just you wait Rabbit (Seungri)
GD: Hyung when are you coming back?
Taeyang: I miss you
Daesung: We always feel your absence
Taeyang: And Seungri got more talkative… Because hyung is not here.
Daesung:… He’s leading the conversation
Taeyang: This makes us miss you more…
TOP: It is the natural law that rabbit will take over the reign when the lion is not around..

AND THE BEST INSTAGRAM POST OF THE WEEK NEEDS NO TRANSLATION…

and then Seungri “What the hell are you doing?!”…

 

Night Y’all!

B

Thirsty Dallas Got7 Fans Beat Me to it

Short story is… A bunch of THIRSTY Dallas Got7 fans snatched up all the good tickets in 5 MINS. Yes!! 5 Mins. That right there should tell you about the power of Kpop in America.

I hadn’t been so bummed out about anything in a long time. I had plans to surprise Little Lady with tickets to meet her bias and my bias-in-law (aka Jackson).

I was hoping to tell Bambam/King of the Dab to stay in his lane and quit coming for the Little Lady’s feels… Because I am starting to think that someone that dabs that much might have questionable morals…. 

Also, I saw you on that episode of After School young man… To be honest, I laughed my ass off.. But really. What were you thinking?!?!? LOL Yes you were. 🙂

Junior/Jinyoung – You keep flicking those hearts. I love that you just don’t give a damn… *hearts*

Youngjae – Ball of sunshine with the voice of an angel… Just look at that.

Yugyeom – See Maknae Monday

Mark Tuan – Repping the US in Korea!! Oldest Hyung… I love your dad!!

Last but not least JB/Jaebum – Leader Hyung. Get well soon! Rest lots and eat well. PS. You are my bias… WHAT??? Ajumma’s get to have bias’s too!

Good night!

T.

 

Maknae Monday – GOT7 – Yugyeom

Stage Name: Yugyeom
Real Name:  Kim Yu Gyeom
Birthdate: November 17, 1997
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 64 kg

 Dancing Machine – This…

and this…..

WHAT ARE YOU DOING… WHERE ARE YOUR HYUNGS?????

Him and JR – Push and Pull…

EVIL Maknae – You might just think he is older than his Hyungs….

Cute Maknae –  Squishy Cheeked youngest baby.

You do you young man. Your Hyungs love you and so do IGot7. Keep those cheeks squishy.

Good night!

T.