If you’ve got a huge platform, you’ve gotta be careful about what you put out there in case you step on some toes. Comedian and actress Ai-ai delas Alas learned this the hard way a few days ago, after she posted her opinions on the K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch. K-drama fans, to put it lightly, didn’t take her criticism lightly. Here’s what went down.
Why compare it to another K-drama?
What’s your deal Ms #aiai delasalas to have the audicity to tag Lee Min Ho? First of all the Genres of this drama are Fantasy, Romance, Time Travel, Science Fiction, Sageuk and pwede na rin iinclude ang Action Thriller wc is complete opposite genre of IC, so y compare?? ++ pic.twitter.com/3Maqdfs29N
— 안드레 (@andreiyasminee) May 25, 2020
In her post, Ai-ai compared The King to Itaewon Class. “Hindi ako makakapit sa story [ng The King],” she wrote. “Na-compare ko siya tuloy sa Itaewon Class, simple pero aabangan mo. Eto 5 chances na nabigay ko para ayako na talaga.”
Some K-drama fans pointed out that the two shouldn’t be compared because they’re completely different genres. While Itaewon Class is an action-packed drama series, The King: Eternal Monarch is part science fiction, part historical drama, and part romance.
Understand the story first
hahaha aiai delasalas comparing The king eternal monarch to itaewon class. those two dramas have different genre madam,, youre just too slow to understand the storyline. 🙄🤦♀️
— wonu (@amabsclnntlxx) May 25, 2020
Not all K-dramas are fast-paced. Some K-dramas take time to build the suspense of the storyline, and since The King: Eternal Monarch has elements of fantasy and science fiction, it also needs to familiarize the viewers with its world and logic.
Should she have kept quiet?
Ms. Aiai delas Alas maybe you just can’t catch up with the plot ☺️ with all due respect, keep that opinion to yourself till you know what you’re facing. Di mo lang talaga ma unawa ang plot na diff timelines sya kaya panget sya agad for u 😉 turn on comments so we could educate 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/Dgpa6dN9Be
— #lez GET IT⁷☾ • ON LIMIT (@oppaluvzme) May 25, 2020
Maybe it’s much better if she should’ve kept her opinion to herself since she’s a celebrity. A lot of K-Drama fans are now disappointed with what the actress had to say.
Why tag Lee Min Ho?
Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas expressing her disappointment over The King, I can understand. After all, it’s abt preferences. Di nya gets yung story? Ako gets ko naman. But tagging LMH is unprofessional. They’re both actors. What would she feel if someone tagged her & says her films suck?
— sarah ˚* ❀ (@iamsades29) May 25, 2020
We’re free to have our own opinions, but fans wondered why Ai-ai bothered to tag Lee Min Ho. Though the actor may not see her post, many viewed it as a very disrespectful move.
Just skip it if you don’ t like it
Lastly, If you don’t like the drama then drop it. SIMPLE AS THAT. I know we are entitled to our own opinions, but you should’ve kept it to yourself na lang sana hahahah. YOU PICKED THE WRONG PERSON GURL.
— 한국어 집착 (@kdramaobsessed_) May 25, 2020
If she really found it boring, maybe it would have been better for her to skip it altogether. It’s not that hard!
Dragging the drama’s writers was wrong
THE AUDACITY OF THIS WOMAN?!!
Ms. Aiai delas alas, stop comparing dramas with different genres.
Don’t just drop your rude opinion in some social media platform. Criticize but never be rude. And when i say criticize, do a research.
You’re making it even worse by tagging him. pic.twitter.com/SaasUut3Jq
— Eurydyce Aranjuez (@EurydyceAranju1) May 25, 2020
“Nabasa ko sa google magaling ang scriptwriter nito,” Ai-ai wrote in her caption, referring to Kim Eun-sook, who was behind Mr. Sunshine and Descendants of the Sun. “Siya ang sumulat ang tanong ANYARE??” Fans of the show pointed out that she shouldn’t have called out the show’s writers because they worked hard to create something. Sure, it may not fit her preferences, but many others enjoy the show.
This savage tweet sums their feelings up
#aiaidelasalas, don’t blame ‘The King’s’ writer if your comprehension/critical thinking level is that low. Watch KDramas according to your own level of understanding. If you can’t even decipher something as interesting as this one, stick to your boring and predictable storylines.
— Jessica R. Alvero (@jessicaalvero) May 25, 2020
We all learned this lesson today: Don’t mess with K-drama fans.
But does she deserve this much hate?
1. First, AiAi Delas Alas (lol I’m talking about her) shouldn’t be bashed bc she dislikes a show. Bawal? People on the internet can be so mean! However, I’m surprised a lot of people dislike The King: Eternal Monarch so as the first KDrama I’ve seen and actually liked… words…
— 🎬 (@artemsonv) May 26, 2020
People are free to dislike things, and free to express their dislike.But although Ai-ai probably should’ve thought about how her words would affect the public, K-drama fans should also take care not to go below the belt when defending their faves. That being said, give The King: Eternal Monarch a chance if you haven’t already — you just might like it!
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