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OMG! What’s KPOP doing to our tudung girls!?

Last Sunday, a video emerged of a K-pop (Korean Pop (yes some people might think it stands for Kristian)) band hugging and kissing a bunch of Malaysian hijab girls. The video has since done the usual rounds of making a bunch of people angry. Before we get into that, AND a CILISOS reader’s account of what REALLY happened, let’s have a look at the video first.

The event happened itself on Sunday Jan 10th, and two days later is already a viral sensation. As you might expect, local news reporters went berserk, some even using the word MOLEST (which in our sensationalist opinion, is a bit sensationalist la).

ISMA is pissed, and our good friends over at JAWI are investigating the matter. Also as you might expect, KJ tweeted about it in his usual winky wonky style.

OK, now that you’ve read the totally expected storyline, let’s look at what really happened.

One of our readers tells us what actually happened

From the Malaysia KPOP FANS FB Page

From the Malaysia KPOP FANS FB Page

So today, one of our readers (who for obvious reasons is choosing to remain anonymous) got in touch to tell us what exactly happened at the B1A4 (sounds like someone lying badly about their UPSR results) Meet&Greet 2015.

“First off, it’s different from a normal concert, cos they have a session where a few lucky fans get to play games with them. In previous fan meets, most of the games were like acting out a few scenes e.g. “You’re proposing to the girl” and the furthest they would go is hugging.

Before the show, they actually put a board outside where you leave a POST-IT with your fan request, name and phone number, listing out what they wanted the  band to do. The requests were quite innocent, like… “say I love you”, or “wish me happy birthday”. – An anonymous CILISOS reader who went for the concert

So after the performance, a few girls were called up on stage to have their requests fulfilled. However, after their initial request was fulfilled, they were also asked to pick a number, and a scenario would be played. Here are some of the scenarios from the emcee.

“Fangirl gets a forehead kiss”

“Fangirl vacuums and then gets hugged from behind”

Yep. You can see where this is going.

All this is part of something called Fan Service.

Fan service? Apatu?

no this is not J-POP

no this is not J-POP

The concept of fan service is familiar to anyone who knows J-POP (no, not JEWISH-POP, but Japanese POP) or K-POP cultures. According to an online definition, here’s what it means.

“Fan Service is a term originating from anime and manga fandom for material in a series which is intentionally added to please the audience” – Wikipedia

Yep, so basically… it’s pop-culture kinda giving the fans what they want. It exists in any culture, and is kinda similar to say Justin Bieber posing without his shirt on, or the infamous anime panty-shots. No, we’re not going to provide links for either – you SICKO.

By comparison, what actually happened to these girls wasn’t really that bad.

“We were actually quite surprised. I mean, if it was a non-Muslim, it would be fine. From my own perspective – if I know the girl is Muslim, and she does that – religious perspective it’s still wrong. But the media wouldn’t be as drastic about la.” – Anonymous CILISOS reader

From our previous coverage of what is considered a PURE Muslim woman, we already know that there are some unrealistic expectations of Muslim women. So to illustrate this point, let’s use some of our trademark bad Photoshopping, and something even the most conservative of us do occasionally – Air Kissing.

We got some images of air-kissing, and fotoshopped (YES THAT MEANS THESE IMAGES ARE FAKE!) girls in hijabs onto them.

generic girl air-kissing from


Aaaaand… what about now?


Ok, so maybe not so impactful cos you can’t tell the guys face. Here’s another one from of this A-POP guy who once came to Malaysia.

obama airkiss


And how about…. this?


First off, apologies to the models from Alibaba and We wanted real women to highlight the effects. Once again, these images are FAKE FAKE FAKE! That’s why we used the image with a mannequin (shown below) instead for our featured image. Cos we’ve learnt from our unfortunate Pornhub article incident (Sorry Wallase AGAIN!).


So let’s take a poll then.

WAIT… then who do we blame?

But of course, we do need someone to blame! So let’s look at the various parties involved here.


Image from dkpopnews

Image from dkpopnews

Yes, as pointed out by the organisers, and backed up by our reader’s account of actual events, the girls consented to acting out those games. In fact, you can tell by the video that they were almost in danger of wanting more than what happened on stage. Then again, who doesn’t go GAGA over their pop idols? Especially when the crowd is egging both the B1A4 boys, and the lucky fan girl.



b1A4 meet fans

Admittedly, the boys should’ve done their research on our rather sensitive religious climate. But then again, there could’ve been a miscommunication with management. Also, apparently there’s one account of the boys even apologising to one of the fangirl’s parents after the show, but we couldn’t find it 🙁

If you have proof of this, please send it to us! In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with one of B4A1’s hit singles entitled… Yep you guessed it.

Baby I'm Sorry B4A1

(which incidentally has more than 8 million views yo).



B4A1 ticket prices

Actually, TGM is a bunch of women, apparently. However, in this case, we actually believe the majority of the responsibility lies with the organisers, for not being in touch (pun most definitely not intended) with what is already a VERY VERY sensitive religious scene in Malaysia. While we’re sure they didn’t have any ill intentions, we also believe that they knew that fan service was an important part of what their audience actually wanted to see. And tickets for these shows aren’t cheap. They run from RM199 all the way up to RM799! Although the RM799 one gets you a free phone too!

Most fans at the event have also left kind words on the TGM Facebook page.



True, in the age of social media, and chasing pageviews, this is definitely the kind of thing that will get shared. Even we are guilty to a certain extent (although we try to hide it under the guise of bringing ‘insight’ to the article). Of course, we can be more responsible, but in the end… is THIS really that different from the headlines we see in Malay papers every single day?

harian metro3


harian metro seks

Yup. Everyone uses fan service. Oldest trick in the book laaaa.

Nothing to see here.


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  1. Hisham

    21/01/2015 at 7:36 pm

    Wow. What happens if we hug any girl (any races) in Malaysian public? Will the girl slap you?

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  3. JustKimKiWook

    18/01/2015 at 1:58 am

    screw u KJ… tht statement was ridiculously awful and screamed discrimination for me.. those tudung ######## just go die…

    • Chak Onn Lau

      18/01/2015 at 3:45 pm

      Censored your quote, Justkim. Please watch the language. Views appreciated, disrespect not.

  4. Miina

    17/01/2015 at 6:23 pm

    I used to see everywhere and nowhere in public misbehavior like hugging … and nothing happen? why they’re not being sent to JAIL?

    the biggest public is television laaa…
    why the drama can be publish in the first place? Why the actress not sent to JAIL???

    so weird……….

  5. Lydia Kwan

    14/01/2015 at 11:34 am

    test comment

  6. Tuck

    14/01/2015 at 10:11 am

    Hahahahaha, lost it at the J-Pop (It’s not Jewish pop)!

  7. cbjkelvin

    13/01/2015 at 6:23 pm

    While the k-pop & j-pop idol capturing the hearts of Malaysian ladies(& gentleman too maybe), it seem we are losing the game.
    To our beloved leader KJ, we need plastic surgery, & we definitely need a boy group too! Come on! Let the world see the M-pop!

  8. cbjkelvin

    13/01/2015 at 12:20 pm

    Hey, I’m totally agreed to ban these korean-pop from Malaysia, before Malaysian ladies would fall for them, Malaysian gentleman should start thinking something, maybe KJ would form a boy group featuring some Malay uncle? KJ, we need you! Just do it!

    • Chak Onn Lau

      13/01/2015 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Kelvin, not sure if you’re being sarcastic, but er… aren’t we banning enough things?

  9. Ivanka_Kay

    13/01/2015 at 11:53 am

    not that it really matters or means anything, but the photoshop photo is not kpop star, they are taiwan & mainland china actor /actress.. 🙂

    • Chak Onn Lau

      13/01/2015 at 5:10 pm

      hahaha yea we’ve been getting a few notes about that. Aiyo. To be honest, I’m not that familiar with the scene, and in a hurry Google Imaged Korean romcom poster. Why this fler popped up i dunno. Should we change it? Cos it’s pretty awesome

  10. n305er

    13/01/2015 at 10:57 am

    Now you know why I’m totally okay with click baits?
    That’s because it’s way more harmless than ridiculous irresponsible brainwashing articles.

  11. Opie

    13/01/2015 at 9:19 am

    Media needs attention & keyboard warriors need topics they can trash. I’m not goin to justify their purpose or existense.

    As a parent, I believe any parents of any religion or race will be worried of their daughters activities. Just because the girls consented, by no means that it’s Ok by the parents. And It’s not just a hijab/Muslim thg.

    Be responsible to write beyond racism if you are truly against it.

    • Chak Onn Lau

      13/01/2015 at 10:32 pm

      Heya Opie, not sure what to make of this. You mean overall being against young girls of all backgrounds indulging in activities with the opposite sex?

    • B

      22/01/2015 at 11:59 pm

      Actually…if the girls were above 18…then it really doesn’t matter what the parents think. They are adults and should be able to consent to hugging people without the media breathing down their neck.
      And if it’s not ok with the parents…too bad…your kids are adults.

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