Thursday, March 15, 2007

Just when I think I can't go on much longer,

something like this comes along. Two people left comments on the same subject, and I really needed them.

Here's what they said, and also, what I said to them.

Mailyn said...
"Hello there, I am one of the mentally unstable people who, thank god, hasn't decided to end their lives.

I agree with you 120%.

NOBODY should be held accountable or responsible for a SUICIDE. It's absurd. It's something the person did in a very low moment when they most certainly were not thinking straight. That cannot be blamed on absolutely anyone. TONS of people break up, get dumped and lots worse things [rape, murder] happen everyday to millions around the world yet not all decide to end their lives no matter how sad or bad things are.

If anyone else out there thinks otherwise they must be crazier than I am.

My heart goes out to the poor family and the very sad woman who thought that was the best way.

My sympathy also goes to Oh Ji Ho because I also believe that people should have the right to work and that shouldn't be taken away for something they have no control over.

I follow TONS of artists from all over the world but Asia [esp Korea] is by far the worse when it comes to handling "scandals" since they seem to break more careers than anywhere else where things tend to blow over soon enough and the person is back in action.

Coincidentaly out of those countries I follow celebrities of [Greece, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India, Thailand, China, Taiwan, England, and a few more] seems to me they also have the record for more suicides amongst young celebs nowadays.

It's just a sad state of things.

LOVE your blog. Am linking it now!

Oh and fuck anyone who thinks it's cool to call you names and shit because you are exrecising your RIGHT to defend whoever the hell you want."

3/13/2007 6:43 PM

My response:
Dear Mailyn,
Your comment is a huge dose of anti depressant; I can’t thank you enough for it.

I am a strong proponent of free speech, but there are times when that free speech becomes an assumed right to go on the attack.

I have to admit I’m guilty of doing it myself on occasion, but I rarely get as personal as I did with the party I addressed in the letter to Invisible Commenter. In truth, I could have been brutal to a fault, but can’t drop to that level here out of respect for all the people who come to this site regularly. They don’t need to hear the harangue.

Your comment which supports my piece on loyalty to a cause, is filled with clarity of thinking, and also with a whole lot of savvy as to the state of affairs I am addressing these days.

The ham fisted fashion with which Mr. Oh is being handled is appalling beyond reason. The Korean style seems to be execute first, and ask questions later, if at all.

Any agency with a set of cojones, and loyalty to the consumer; in this case, Mr. Oh, would do all they could to keep their customer satisfied. They’d do all they could to squelch the bad press, they’d do all they could to crank up the efforts to slap vicious netcretins where it would hurt the most, in the pocket, by supporting any effort existing to catch these b****rds, and see that they get fined up the kazoo for harassment.

But then, I’m talking about cojones here…what a waste of my time, since I seem to be one of the very few with a set, and I’m a female.

Never let it be said that I accused his agency of having cojones.

So thank you again for the time you took, and thank you again for the moral-support, and thank you for the link too.

Warmest regards,
Anonymous said...
You go, girl! :)

Tho' I'm not sure exactly what the "Invisible Commentator" said... doesn't really matter. This entire post... very well said! Thanks!
3/14/2007 4:13 AM

Hi Anonymous,

I appreciate your support here more than I can say.

I want to take this opportunity to mention I am very well aware that not all Anonymous comenters are bad guys.

I have only one regret about the comment that was posted. I failed to keep the original text of it. I was under the impression it would be in my e-mail, but the setting for comments I was using here at the time it was made, were not geared to forward the entire text to me.

Damn, damn, a thousand times damn.

However, I more or less paraphrased what the person wrote.

I was accused of thinking that (may be slightly misquoting here) ‘…your precious Oh Ji Ho is a perfect angel…’ etc.

You’re intelligent. You can get the jist of what it said from my response.

In appreciation of your appreciation, thanks again,


Mailyn said...

You know what I always say? If you don't like what's going on then get the hell out. That goes for people's PERSONAL websites. It amazes me that people who disagree with someone would go out of their way to read what they write and comment on it.

I mean, why visit a website when you don't like their ideas?! I don't visit any racist site because I know I'd be upset. That's just an example. I just don't see why that person, or anyone else, feels it's OK to harass you for what you believe in.

If they don't agree they should just leave.

But that's just me. ~_^

Love the blog, love Oh Hi Jo, you go girl! Thanks for all the eyecandy and the news.

P.S. Full House is a hoot!!!

Hyacinth said...

Have you seen the last one Oh Ji Ho did called variously, Couple or Trouble(huh?), Fantasy Couple, or Couple of Fantasy?

I've seen Full House. Liked it for the most part but felt it sagged in the middle, and got a bit repetitious. I'm not a big drama fan, but there are some actors I like and would follow.

I find Han Ga-in very accomplished at an early age, and really love Yang Dong-guen for his eccentric portrayals. He an individualist, that's for sure. Hyun Bin is another young man that impressed me in Kim Sam-soon. I was amazed at his young age. He's very good.

Thanks for your continued support.

I am in full agreement with you regarding avoiding site that cause a person discomfort.

This situation is a little different. There's a real poison pen campaign going on. Incredible.

I think a lot of it has to do with so many women going ga ga over Oh Ji Ho, and basic male insecurity. Men get so bent when the girl/woman they're seeing falls out over an actor. Stupid.

But my strong suspicion re the anon commenter, is that there is actually a very vague personal connection involved. I have a target in mind.

Petty garbage in a world filled with strife. You'd think they'd go ballistic over politics instead, but of course, that would require clarity of thought.


Glad you like it here. :)