YouTube king from Sweden Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, has spoken out on the explosive scandal over blogger Ethan Klein’s definition of K-pop and its stars as a “little gay fetish”.
“F***ing POS YOURE TRASH! Speak bad of kpop and bts again and army will WALK ALL OVER YOU!” he posted on Twitter.
[Warning! Obscene language]
Klein, better known online as h3h3productions, has faced backlash over a monologue in one of his podcasts, in which he does not “get” K-pop and its idols, BTS.
“How did this become a thing in western culture? All grown men and little girls are jerking off to little k-pop boys. It’s like a little fetish, a little twink gay fetish about these k-pop boys”, he said.
The video prompted an avalanche of critical comments, as some branded his assumption racist. Many shared their contempt under the hashtag #h3h3isoverparty, which is now trending on Twitter.
Why don't you just call them chinks & get it over with, Ethan? Here's why you can't imagine "little girls & grown men jerking off to lil K-pop boys": Because you view Asian men as inferior to fine white specimens such as yourself. https://t.co/bNj1s3ba7z— Jae-Ha Kim 김재하 (@GoAwayWithJae) December 9, 2019
it is never okay to talk about LITTLE GIRLS mast*rbating to kpop idols. that's disgusting period #h3h3isoverparty— hals (@jhstrivias) December 9, 2019
Others were critical about his sexualising an entire industry.
it doesn't matter if you don't like kpop you're entitled to ur opinions. it DOES matter when grown ass adults with a platform are sexualising an entire industry and calling it porn for underage girls and perverts? how do people not understand how gross that is ?? #h3h3isoverparty— A (@YUNKIMlN) December 9, 2019
However, others stood up for the blogger, joining the campaign #h3h3isnotoverparty.
Klein decided to fight back against the accusations, as well, and shamed K-pop fans for overreacting to his joke.
“Lighten up nerds, if you can't handle your hobby being made fun of a little bit then you are really are just a bunch of little girls jerking off to kpop boys”, he tweeted, also blaming K-pop stans for their idols’ suicides.
My message to K-pop fans:— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) December 9, 2019
Lighten up nerds, it you can't handle your hobby being made fun of a little bit then you are really are just a bunch of little girls jerking off to kpop boys.