Article: "Yah, get out!" INFINITE's managers under controversy for shouting informal Korean... fancam opinions divided
Source: Kuki News via Nate
Fancams show INFINITE's managers shouting at rowdy international fans at the airport in a bit of an aggressive/rough manner like "Get out", "I said get out!", "move". Netizens were divided in opinion, with some stating that the managers were giving a bad image to the group and Korea by shouting like that and others stating that the managers probably had no choice but to shout like that for INFINITE's safety.
Apparently, anti-Korean Japanese blogs are also using the fancams as examples of ill Korean behavior, saying, "This is the true image of Koreans. They'll smile brightly at a concert they're paid for but yell at you if you follow them around at the airport because you like them. Hallyu? What a joke."
1. [+552, -49] Even if the managers shouted at the fans in English, it still would've been informal. "Get out" is still informal, right? And is that anti-Korean site allkpop? Seems they're acting up again
2. [+517, -29] I'm not defending the managers but I definitely don't think the fans who are at the airport and running at the members so aggressively like that are sane ㅋㅋㅋㅋ The managers probably got sick of trying to defend the members from that zombie crowd and resorted to shouting in the end. It wouldn't make sense to criticize them for not shouting in English instead.
3. [+437, -32] I actually think they held back shouting just 'yah'... The fans wouldn't have backed off if they said 'excuse me' in a calm voice. The managers aren't in the right but a lot of hter groups aside from INFINITE have troubles like this too. There needs to be a solution to this since their safety is at stake...
4. [+34, -3] What do you expect the managers to say then? Go away? Please? Seems more like anti-Koreans are using this to hate on Korea even more. There's nothing you can do when you can't get the fans to back off. What if an accident happened?
5. [+28, -4] What an absurd world... do people really expect managers to show respect to stupid fangirls?
6. [+25, -0] Other companies were in trouble for their managers physically assaulting fans... is this really worth a controversy for just shouting? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Does anyone really expect managers to say excuse me in a chaotic situation like that? As if the fans would back off!
7. [+25, -4] EXO managers assault fans ㅋㅋㅋ
8. [+21, -1] At least the managers didn't assault them. A crowd like that puts INFINITE's safety at stake so they probably had to resort to shouting.