It’s been a particularly rough five or six weeks for fans of the Hallyu Wave. f(x) disbanding, the passing of former member Sulli, Monsta X’s Wonho leaving the group (no matter how temporarily or permanently). It seems 2019 is trying to compete with 2017 as the worst year in Hallyu. But it all boils down to one thing: fan entitlement in the era of “social media.” A serious consequence of which is cyberbullying.
With the push from South Korea’s government to crack down on malicious comments, one has to wonder, is it too little too late? After all, bullying is just a symptom. The root of the problem is much deeper.
Join Cy, TJ, and special guest, Matthew as they discuss the consequences of fan entitlement, cyberbullying and the pain of living with mental illness.
For anyone who’s going through problems with mental and/or emotional health, there are resources out there. People who care and want to help you. Reach out. You are not alone and do not have to suffer in silence.
Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Here is a list of hotlines all over the world. Visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s website for more resources and get the help you need and deserve. For immediate help, or if you just need someone to speak to securely and without judgment, try 7 Cups. With a community of people worldwide and trained professionals always ready to help you sort out what you’re dealing with, 7 Cups is just one solution to help clear your head, heart and spirit.
Remember, you are not alone. There are people who care. Your spot in this world is important and necessary. Give yourself a chance and the care you deserve! Take care of yourselves and each other!