The whole world knows how much I love Korea, but this time, sorry this is too much.
I endured the drama Vincenzo, because after all, even if the main character should be a mafia, he is gradually changing and in any case he does not appear like a saint. The mafia is not idealized that much.
But this story that in Korea (and not only) they use it all the time as a concept it's bothering me. Starting with that stupid “mafia game” they play all the time (were you have to kill people please -.-).
And now the Itzys who will release a track titled "Mafia in the morning" as if the word Mafia was something cool ... I ABSOLUTELY DON'T WANT TO INSULT THE GIRLS! (THEY'RE NOT AT FALT) BUT THE IDEA OF USING MAFIA AS A CONCEPT THAT IS WRONG and I want to tell you why.
Maybe those who are not Italian imagine ita s a life of luxury, villas and power... yes well maybe that's that too, but it is above all FEAR, people blown up, THREATS AND CHILDREN MELTED IN ACID... how can you sing the word mafia without thinking about all this? How could I sing the word mafia with Itzy while forgetting the hundreds of victims?
Will you really be comfortable knowing this???
We Italians are not complaining about the cultural appropriation of the term! Because it’s clear that criminal organizations are everywhere, all over the world, the problem is to idealize the mafia, to make it cool to entertain the public. It has already been done many times, too many times. And it continues to be disrespectful to victims and victims' families.
The mafia is a serious problem in Italy, and beyond, not a stupid game and it’s wrong to use it as a concept. I hope JYP understands the mistake… but I can’t support such a track sorry…
I know most of the fandom is just trying to avoid this issue but educate yourself, inform and you’ll realize why we are complaining.