ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection
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ILLIT's Moka is criticized for her Japanese presentation during their performance at a Korean university

We're in the middle of college festival season in Korea, which means many K-Pop groups are performing in front of tens of thousands of students at various colleges across the country. Many of those invited to perform are younger or newer bands, and ILLIT has been one of the artists to appear at several events. A few days ago, during Korea University's "Kutopia Festival", the young girl group was already criticized due to suspicions of lip syncing during their performance.

ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection

On May 23, the band performed at the Hannam University Festival to an impressive crowd. And while the performance itself seemed to receive mostly positive responses, there was one element of the show that, taken out of context, drew a lot of criticism from Korean netizens. A screenshot is circulating on social media, indicating that Moka, one of the Japanese members of the group, introduced herself in her native language.

ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection

With just this information, Korean netizens quickly criticized and ridiculed the ILLIT member, with some comments even going so far as to tell her to "go back to Japan."

  • “If you want to do that, just go back to Japan.” »
  • “She calls herself a K-Pop idol, but she can't even speak Korean. If you want to do that, go back to Japan. You're still young enough to join the AKB. »
  • “I have no hatred towards Japanese members, but why do Japanese people who are deeply Japanese come to K-Pop? Either way, it's clear that the most successful groups overseas are all-Korean groups or with barely any Japanese people, so stop putting Japanese people in groups. The Japanese music market is pretty big anyway, so why not play in it? Why should we help Japan? »
  • “They said Hankuk University of Foreign Studies had a Japanese department. NingNing didn't go to Kyunghee University and ask, 'Where is the Chinese department?' in Chinese. Seriously, if Japanese people are so proud to be Japanese, then go back and live in Japan, why touch K-Pop? »
  • “I don’t know what she was thinking. It's not like a Korean goes to Japan and greets them in Japanese, but a Japanese comes to Korea and greets them in Japanese. What is the meaning of this? »

However, some people sought to know more about the context of the situation. It turns out that most of Moka's introduction was in Korean, with only a small portion in Japanese after she asked if any students in the audience were majoring in that language.

“Moka asks if there are any students majoring in Japanese language, then introduces herself in Japanese. »
ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection
  • “Moka asked if there were any students majoring in Japanese language, then introduced herself in Japanese. »
  • “So it’s still out of context. »
ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection

“She literally introduced herself first in Korean, spoke a lot in Korean for about 30 seconds (much more than the other girls), then added this short passage in Japanese for 5 seconds that corresponded to the event they were attending. participate. But of course, out of context, Internet users always seek to criticize them whenever they have the opportunity. »

ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection

“To be honest, Korean idols go to Japan to promote, but they barely speak Japanese. »

ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection

“Why so much hatred towards these innocent young girls… It would be wiser to direct this energy towards criminals or politicians. »

ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection
  • “I can understand speaking in your native language during awards speeches for your international fans, but at a Korean college festival??? What is the point ? »
  • “She asked if there were any Japanese students, then introduced herself in Japanese. »
ILLIT's Moka Is Slammed for Her Japanese Presentation During Their Performance at a Korean University K-Selection

“Oh really…ILLIT gets unnecessary hate like that. I just can't... MHJ, is it you behind this again? »

ILLIT members have really been going through a tough time lately, and we hope they can stay healthy and positive despite the turmoil around them.

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Doggie

Stupidity has reached such a degree that soon the North Pole will be in Korea. Do these Internet users have a brain? Frankly, their criticism is so ridiculous that it's better to laugh about it, that's the most appropriate response. Responding to morons is a significant waste of time that can be used elsewhere where intelligence and kindness reign. They are devoid of it. The little ones from Illit continue to do what you love without worrying about idiots, there are not many of them but unfortunately they are too noisy.

Baemon333

I don't really know Illit but this hatred is really overused, it makes no sense

Remark

Korean internet users look like crows. They are so unpleasant, insolent, impertinent and complain about everything without any thought and always there to exaggerate

naima

it's so out of context poor thing

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