[NEWS] Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” at the Center of Another Korea-Japan Controversy

Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” at the Center of Another Korea-Japan Controversy

Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” has become the latest victim of Korea and Japan’s rocky relationship. Both Korean and Japanese netizens are criticizing the song, and the overall K-pop industry, for being played at the Japan Expo in Paris.

The controversy all started after a flash mob video of Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” was uploaded on YouTube. The 3-minute video, recorded at the Japan Expo in Paris, shows a cover dance team of about 10 members dancing to “Fantastic Baby.” They form a group in the center, in front of Big Bang’s poster and MV, and put on a pretty good show for the visitors to the exhibition, which reportedly brings in over 100,000 fans to its annual event.

The problem is the Japanese national flag hangs right next to Big Bang’s poster on the ceiling. Korean netizens are also furious over the fact that the song was the Japanese version of “Fantastic Baby.”

Korean netizens that saw the video are questioning why a K-Pop flash mob had to be held at the Japan Expo, and if it had to be the Japanese version of the song at all – and more than anything, they are infuriated by the Japanese national flag’s presence right next to Big Bang’s posters.

Some of the other comments found include, “This is all happening because K-Pop unnecessarily came out with too many Japanese lyric songs,” Hallyu is supposed to make me feel good, but this just ruined my day – what a shame,” and “Korean agencies are just looking for the money – have some pride in your country!”

Japanese netizens also criticized with the video, as they commented, “Why are Korean artists using Japan Expo to make extra money?” and “Korea has no national pride if it’s for the money.”

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Lagu “Fantastic Baby” dari Big Bang telah menjadi korban terbaru dari hubungan tidak baik antara Korea dan Japan. Baik netizen Korea maupun Jepang kini mengkritisasi lagu tersebut, beserta seluruh industri K-Pop, karena (lagu tersebut) diputar di Japan Expo di Paris.

Kontroversi ini dimulai setelah sebuah video flash-mob “Fantastic Baby” diunggah ke YouTube. Video tiga menit tersebut, yang direkam di Japan Expo di Paris, memperlihatkan sebuah kelompok cover dance yang beranggotakan sepuluh orang menarikan “Fantastic Baby”. Mereka membentuk sebuah grup di tengah, di depan poster dan musik video Big Bang, dan memberikan pertunjukan yang cukup bagus kepada pengunjung pameran, yang dilaporkan membawa lebih dari 100.000 fans ke acara tahunan tersebut.

Yang menjadi masalah adalah bendera nasional Jepang yang tergantung di langit-langit tepat di sebelah poster Big Bang. Netizen Korea juga geram dengan kenyataan bahwa lagu yang diputarkan adalah versi Jepang dari “Fantastic Baby.”

Netizen Korea yang telah menonton video tersebut mempertanyakan kenapa flash-mob K-Pop harus dilaksanakan di Japan Expo, dan apakah perlu versi Jepang lagu tersebut yang harus digunakan–dan yang terpenting, mereka merasa geram dikarenakan adanya bendera nasional Jepang di sebelah poster Big Bang.

Beberapa komentar dari mereka adalah, “Ini semua terjadi karena K-Pop terlalu banyak mengeluarkan lagu dengan lirik berbahasa Jepang, yang sebenarnya tidaklah perlu,” Hallyu seharusnya membuatku merasa baik, tapi (Hallyu) baru saja merusak hariku–sungguh menyedihkan,” dan “Agensi-agensi Korea hanya mencari keuntungan–banggalah sedikit pada negaramu sendiri!”

Netizen Jepang juga mengkritisasi video tersebut, seperti, “Kenapa artis-artis Korea menggunakan Japan Expo untuk mendapatkan uang tambahan?” dan “Korea tidak memiliki kebanggaan jika itu untuk uang.”


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