YouTubers Keemstar and Void Under Fire for Using Photos of SHINee Jonghyun’s Funeral in K-Pop Stans Diss Track

YouTubers Keemstar and Void Under Fire for Using Photos of SHINee Jonghyun’s Funeral in K-Pop Stans Diss Track
(Photo : KeemStar Instagram | News1)

[TW/CW: Mentions of SHINee Jonghyun's suicide]

Recently, YouTubers Void and Keemstar released a video titled "KPOP STANS DISSTRACK." The video has received massive backlash due to the usage of photos from the funeral of the late SHINee member Jonghyun.

Keep on reading to learn more.

Void and Keemstar Use Footage of SHINee Jonghyun's Funeral in K-Pop Stans Disstrack

On Thursday, Mar. 25, Void shared a video on his titled "KPOP STANS DISSTRACK," which featured controversial YouTuber Keemstar.

During the video, there is a line that reads, "I wonder why lately, man, they all committing suicide."

Along with this line includes photos of the late SHINee member Jonghyun's funeral, Jonghyun singing, and fans mourning his passing.

YouTubers Keemstar and Void Under Fire for Using Photos of SHINee Jonghyun’s Funeral in K-Pop Stans Diss Track
(Photo : Void YouTube)

Upon seeing this, fans slammed the two content creators for mocking Jonghyun's passing and making a joke of suicide. People demand the video be removed.

However, as it appears the two creators will not budge, fans are taking matters into their own hands and calling for fellow K-pop stands to report the video.

Keemstar Denies Making Fun of SHINee Jonghyun's Passing

After the video got published, fans took to Twitter to demand an apology from the creators in question. Some also sent malicious comments and death threats to the content creator.

In response, KeemStar shared a 44-second long video to his Twitter, saying he was getting death threats for allegedly making fun of a K-pop star's suicide. He has stated that he does not know what fans are talking about and that he does not recall making fun of anyone's passing.

In another video 40-second video, KeemStar states that he is not guilty of making fun of anyone's suicide, stating he is "100% innocent." He states Void is to blame, as it is his lyrics, and he is the one who edited the video. He explicitly states that he is throwing Void "under the bus."

In another video shared to his Twitter, KeemStar addresses K-pop fans specifically, saying he did not know that a K-pop star committed suicide. He also states that K-pop fans are extremely annoying on Twitter, as they spam tweets with their fan cams and jump on every trending topic to promote their artists.

He agreed to join the diss track with Void after it was offered to him.

He then defends Void, despite throwing him under the bus in a past tweet.

In the video, KeemStar states that he listened to the diss track and says that Void is not insulting Jonghyun but instead was making fun of the K-pop industry as a whole and how they put pressure on the K-pop stars and push them to that points.

However, he does tell fans that it is up to their interpretation.

He once again stressed that it was not his part of the diss track, and it is not his song. KeemStar states that Void edited the video and uploaded it to his channel.

KeemStar also states that K-pop fans are sending death threats and making jokes about his mother passing away.

At the end of the video, he says, "I am sorry you're upset, and you're hurt, but, um, I'm innocent... So, leave me the f**k alone."

Unfortunately, he has not yet finished talking to the K-pop stans.

In another tweet, he shared a series of screenshots of death threats he received from K-pop fans. He then states that his science advisors estimate he will live until the age of 157. He also mentions that he has stem cell injections monthly to repair his aging DNA and that he has invested in companies that will back-up his organs in case his organs fail.

He says that K-pop fans are lying in another tweet and that he is "innocent, and you know."

KeemStar asks K-pop fans for proof that he made fun of a K-pop star who passed away and that fans will be unable to because he never did such a thing.

In another tweet, he reiterates that he did not know who Jonghyun is and that he passed away. He also adds that he never saw the finished video or song and that he merely sent Void his part back in Oct. or Nov. of 2020.

In a newly posted tweet, KeemStar demands a full apology from K-pop stans who allegedly falsely accused him of making fun of Jonghyun's passing and for making fun of his mother, who has passed away.

Void Issues Statement Following Backlash from K-Pop Stans Disstrack and Making Use of Photos from SHINee Jonghyun's Funeral

Void has released a video to Twitter following the backlash he received. Void states that KeemStar sent his lyrics and recording to them and that KeemStar did not see Void's edits nor their parts.

They then explain the controversial line, saying that they are talking about the companies and how they aren't treating their talents right. They then explain that when Jonghyun passed away, many K-pop stans blamed the pressure the K-pop industry puts on idols, and that was the same sentiment they were trying to express in their lyrics.

They stress that they are not making fun of or mocking anyone's suicide. They also add that they never made fun of eating disorders after fans found controversial lines concerning idols and their diets.

Void then goes on to say that K-pop fans are not accepting of criticism and that whenever K-pop stans hear comments about K-pop they do not like, they immediately label it as xenophobic or racist. "You can't take one f**king minute to realize something is wrong with the K-pop industry," they say just before the video ends.

What do you think of the situation?

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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