Forget Korea exists for just a moment. In fact, don’t even consider 2PM’s Jae Bum’s ethnic background and nationality. While we’re at it, let’s forget he’s a celebrity and the age he was when he said what he said to get him into trouble. I’ve been looking at different sides of the issue, examining where the hatred is stemming from and reading different opinions like the ones in today’s Seoul Beats’ op-ed.There’s still an unaddressed issue that is frustrating. It’s the issue of the use of the word “gay” as a descriptive word to mean “stupid” or “dumb.”

To quickly sum up the controversy for the lazy, a Korean boy band member named Jae Bum recently admitted to saying, “Korea is gay.”

According to the Think Before You Speak campaign, over 154,000 web sites used the words, “That’s so gay.” The context of its usage is unknown, but even if the number is lesser than it is, it’s still a big deal. Saying, “That’s gay.” in any variation of the phrase is hurtful and threatening to the LGBT community. Homophobia is never good. Instead, I encourage people (Jae Bum included) to be more original and creative in the way you express dislike. In other words:

Be respectful.

Here’s Hilary Duff slamming an Asian girl and her friend for saying “That’s so gay.”

Wanda Sykes because I think she’s hilarious:

At a loss for how to not say, “That’s so gay.”? Watch this:


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^ Anything is possible.


A surprise comeback on XMAS would be nice lol


yeah i saw what jyp said


Jaebum maybe coming back very soon [speculation]


ludachris714 - 11/09/09 10:18 am
AnabelStars - 11/09/09 4:03 am

i dont think so, especially with all the flashmobs and constant postits and such

Uhmmm have you create a dance tribute to Jaebum, that happens to be private smile

haha..... maybe

Lilsparky67 - 11/09/09 10:21 am

^ If she did, I wanna see!

raspberry no u dont… if i even made one at all.... *sneaky eyes*


Hah…

anyways...Jaebum....

go solo or comeback, just dont do nothing…


^ Me either, maybe Anabel will let us know.


idk.


^ If she did, I wanna see!


AnabelStars - 11/09/09 4:03 am

i dont think so, especially with all the flashmobs and constant postits and such

Uhmmm have you create a dance tribute to Jaebum, that happens to be private smile


^ Hottests will never forget.


i dont think so, especially with all the flashmobs and constant postits and such


Will JaeBum be forgotten, thats the q’s =/


they just laughed when i told them about it. :/


^ show them jay story & how it could affect u :O


AlexaNguyen - 10/30/09 8:49 pm

I tell my friends not to use ‘gay’ to describe a negative situation, but they don’t understand what it’s about. What about using the original meaning of gay (merry, cheerful)?

Maybe Jae will come back; as a solo artist? :D

yeah i tell my friends not to use gay that way aswell but they just dont understand -_-;


^ Who knows, but I hope he does whatever he really wants to do.


I tell my friends not to use ‘gay’ to describe a negative situation, but they don’t understand what it’s about. What about using the original meaning of gay (merry, cheerful)?

Maybe Jae will come back; as a solo artist? :D


^ every one where i live is like that


Everyone just needs to stop he’s a young kid trying to make in the harsh world like everyone else he made a mistake like everyone else and apologized like everyone else!


^ so the straight ppl cant use it?

gay is in the dictionary = happy =/


Wow...basically, if you belong to the Queer community, it is okay to say gay in any way or fashion so don’t use it if you are not.


^ sigh, even fans dont go this far…
antis are just plain wrong


Hellojeffy - 09/08/09 7:20 pm

The fact that someone took the time to find this and screenshot it to piss off the entire world is lame already.  He was young at the time and expressed his feelings, and he also wrote a sorry letter about this entire issue and that he let his emotions get in the way of his life.  I’m sure everyone can identify with that.  What I would like to know is what stupid person took the time to ruin someone’s life by bringing this back up?

seriously who is that heartless i couldn’t have said it better my self ^


Its too late, Jae has left the building (Korea raspberry )


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