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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:17 am Reply with quote
I will honestly never understand the Japanese's fascination with White females dancing in front of a camera to J-pop songs Confused

AKB48 is becoming really popular internationally, I see. Great for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:50 am Reply with quote
504NOSON2 wrote:
I will honestly never understand the Japanese's fascination with White females dancing in front of a camera to J-pop songs Confused


So would you prefer it if it was black men dancing instead? Also weird how Asian people are now white in your estimation. lol
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:31 pm Reply with quote
So what exactly is so "Japanese" about AKB48, other than the ethnicity of the group? By their logic, S Club 7 is Japanese. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:44 pm Reply with quote
The end of the days is near. I was almost sure that if something wasn't "exportable", it were the girl-massive-pop-bands. But they proved me wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:03 pm Reply with quote
J-Syxx wrote:
504NOSON2 wrote:
I will honestly never understand the Japanese's fascination with White females dancing in front of a camera to J-pop songs Confused


So would you prefer it if it was black men dancing instead? Also weird how Asian people are now white in your estimation. lol


Becki (or however you spell it) is Asian now? And that Maxine girl is too? I had no clue. Furthermore, I think they meant that all the web idols are white females. Nothing to do with personal preferences. -_-
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:49 pm Reply with quote
504NOSON2 wrote:
I will honestly never understand the Japanese's fascination with White females dancing in front of a camera to J-pop songs Confused
And I don't see why so many weeaboo fans think somehow someone being Japanese is somehow automatically superior. To me it's likely all just kiddie crap. I think I'd just as well listen to crappy American teens. Or rather not listen to any of it. Anyway, I think this has sadly more to do with lonely guys who enjoy watching a 14 year old girl dance on YouTube.

And thanks for making this a race issue. Brilliant. Rolling Eyes

Meanwhile when I visited Japan a couple years ago they were really pushing Avril Lavigne in record stores. So there's plenty of reverse weaaboo-ism in Japan too. They even had a poser of her in the foreign CD section next to The Sex Pistols. And don't get me started on how Will Smith and Janet Jackson were in a 'reggae' section.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:37 pm Reply with quote
I will never understand the Japanese's fascination with pop idol groups. In fact, I will never understand the Japanese's fascination with a lot of things, and I don't think I want to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:12 am Reply with quote
What's so japanese about this, the teen boy/girl band was started in the Early 70's by "La Pandilla" and exploded in the late 70's with Menudo, the only thing is that this group is filled wit Japanese Girls in short skirts enbodying the Japanese Cult of Youth.

And Betty Cruel's 15 minutes of fame continues to tick down...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:22 am Reply with quote
The Xenos wrote:
504NOSON2 wrote:
I will honestly never understand the Japanese's fascination with White females dancing in front of a camera to J-pop songs Confused
And I don't see why so many weeaboo fans think somehow someone being Japanese is somehow automatically superior. To me it's likely all just kiddie crap. I think I'd just as well listen to crappy American teens. Or rather not listen to any of it. Anyway, I think this has sadly more to do with lonely guys who enjoy watching a 14 year old girl dance on YouTube.

And thanks for making this a race issue. Brilliant. Rolling Eyes

Meanwhile when I visited Japan a couple years ago they were really pushing Avril Lavigne in record stores. So there's plenty of reverse weaaboo-ism in Japan too. They even had a poser of her in the foreign CD section next to The Sex Pistols. And don't get me started on how Will Smith and Janet Jackson were in a 'reggae' section.


Please, don't get butt-hurt so quickly. I was simply saying that the vast majority of these YouTube/Nico Nico dancing phenomenons in Japan are usually White females from the Western Hemisphere. In addition, being interested in North American pop music and being a Japanese citizen doesn't equal a "reverse-weeboo" or Wapanese or whatever terms you people use to refer to those not different than yourselves. Calm down.
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