Block B – Interview Misleading (120222)

Okay, i’ve actually stopped posting news and wanted to fully focus on lyrics but Block B’s recent controversy is getting out of hand.
(And AKP didnt post the whole interview)
So here it is:

[T/N: The transcript of what has been said from 11:30~ of the same video caught in the controversy.]

INTERPRETER: Tomorrow’s event will be, in a sense, a showcase for the sake of charity.
ZICO: Charity?
INTERPRETER: Charity, charity.
ZICO: Ah a donation.
KYUNG: Oh really? Ah~ so I’ve been doing something good.
INTERPRETER: Yes… What do you think about that?
KYUNG: It’s great.
ZICO: Tell us about the donations you usually make.
KYUNG: Normally, every month I take 200,000 won from my account. (US$180)
INTERPRETER: Where does it go?
KYUNG: To kids in Africa.. yes. Because donating is helping, I think making donations is something indispensable in life, and even when we succeed later on I’d like to donate half of all that I have.
INTERPRETER/OTHER MEMBERS: Half of all your fortune? You said that clearly. Oh~ Oh~
KYUNG: No no, half of my salary. For one month, one month.
ZICO: What~ If it’s going to be half of what you receive in one month, then in 3 months at most _______ (T/N: Here the interpreter cuts to the next question and you cannot hear what Zico said which made Kyung laugh.)
INTERPRETER: Would you happen to know that there were floods in Thailand?
ZICO: Yes, we know it..
KYUNG: Yes of course we know about it.
INTERPRETER: This is for the benefit of the victims of those damages.
BLOCK B: Ah~
ZICO: Ei of course we do, we know it. We think that everyone must have suffered greatly due to the floods, and we hope that this monetary compensation can help them recover. We have nothing but money…
KYUNG: How much did you say you have this time?
ZICO: Huh?
KYUNG: How much did you say you have this time?
ZICO: Me? 7,000… won… thereabouts? (US$6)
*laughter*

How is it, isn’t that odd?
The ‘monetary compensation’ that Zico said may refer to the donations which will be collected through the show.
It looks like the 7,000 won comment was purely a joke.
I think people have been severely misinformed about this issue. No matter how I look at it.
(T/N: This last paragraph shows the thoughts of the netizen who originally made the transcription of the video.).

[Details of the interview]

There are claims that Block B’s interview has been misrepresented.

Looking at the situation during the interview, this is a clarification of parts of Zico’s comments regarding “monetary compensation” and “7,000 won”.

A post from one netizen’s own twitter explains that as the interview progressed the interpreter asked about donations which led Zico and Park Kyung to talk about the contributions they normally make.

During the interview, Zico told Kyung to, “Tell us about the donations you usually make.” And Park Kyung answered, “Normally, every month I take 200,000 won from my account.”

In continuation Park Kyung explained his own views on donating and said, “The money goes to kids in Africa.. yes. Because donating is helping, I think making donations is something indispensable in life.”

The interpreter made mention of the Thailand floods once more, saying that “This (show) is for the benefit of the victims of those damages,” explaining that proceeds from the show will be donated. (They may also be pertaining to half the amount of the salary of members who planned to donate theirs.)

Hereupon Zico said, “Ei of course we do, we know it. We think that everyone must have suffered greatly due to the floods, and we hope that this monetary compensation can help them recover. We have nothing but money…” and when asked for an estimate of how much he had replied, “About 7,000 won…?”

This shows that the the staff members present understood the comment as a joke.

The netizen which posted this said that if one looked at the details of the interview, “No matter how I look at it, ‘monetary compensation’ seems to pertain to the donations which will be collected through the show. Even the 7,000 won comment seems to purely be a joke (a joke that may be about how their overestimation of their contributions backfired (T/N: it turned against them because it doesn’t correspond to the money they actually had presently).” The netizen added that, “It feels as if people have been severely misled.”

Netizens were not knowledgeable about the particular details of this matter, however, the response is that for them things make much more sense after seeing the circumstances surrounding it.

There were even comments left about how their manners with regard to donating are inimitable.

It has been of interest whether the misunderstanding regarding Block B’s “7,000 won” scandal would be straightened out.

Source: CBCi
Translated By: kroongho @ BLOCKBINTL.COM
Shared by: HyeYeon@ crazyoverwith.WP
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&here’s my thought;

every single idol has made a mistake before, and they were forgiven weren’t they? So whats up with the death threats and petitions for Block B to disband?! They are a group of talented guys and trust me, it wasn’t easy for them, or rather, any trainee, to come this far.

To the “BBCs” who said Block B has disappointed them and had left the fandom,
I would say you weren’t a BBC from the start.

and i’m a Hottest & Kiss Me too. I’m sure Nickhun wasn’t trying to put the boys down. As for Dongho.. well. I’d just say that he didn’t think twice before tweeting and its a good thing that he has deleted that tweet and apologised for it.

Zico has already shaven his head to prove that he has been self-reflecting and is deeply sorry for his actions.

so stop hating (and fanwars if there’s still any).

To err is human.

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