"Hello our BABYs~ Um..I heard some good news so I’m going to write something! I heard that our BABYs are going to send me presents for my upcoming birthday! I have such a thankful and happy heart! I’m so thankful but for me even with just the love that BABYs give is the happiest situation of all! So for my birthday, instead of giving the gifts to me I think and it’s my wish that you would give the gifts to yourself, you all who are so precious to me! But just in case! Just~ in case if there are people who want to send a present I wonder how it’ll be if the presents were sent to someone who needs more of a helping hand than me! The heart and love of BABYs is already more than enough of a present for me^_^! I’m always so thankful and I love you!"- Yoo Youngjae, B.A.P
trans. cr; anna @ baptrans
The truth is, after reading this I started crying. Really bad. and I started ranting to Comel, saying how my heart will just break if anything ever happens to these boys. After I copied this and reread it I felt my heart clenching again. I don't know why but it just reminded me that... the world isn't so bad.
Adults keep telling us, this is all business, ya know? Some of those tweets aren't actually written by them. Look at all the money they're pulling out of your pockets. It's all fame and fortune - they don't actually love you. It's the entertainment industry - there must be strings being pulled around.
Well one thing for sure, I know that if this was written, it means that Youngjae is okay with not getting fortune. At least, not gifts of that sorts. He doesn't want clothes and bears and designer belts. He might want money, yeah who doesn't. This is his job and he deserves whatever money he gets. And it's not a bad job either - there's no cheating around; there's no market price for concert tickets. It's an honest job. And if anything I also know - actually I trust and believe in this - that B.A.P does not use auto-tune. well, in my book auto-tune is cheating. hence they're doing an honest job.
I also know that the fact that Yongguk actually asked for BABYs' permission to give away his plush toys was an honest act. If anything, these little cyber notes left behind by B.A.P shows their true self and that is that they don't care for fame and fortune. Okay maybe a bit of fame goes a long way, since they get to put their message across. But they're not asking for our money - not technically. They just want our support. And I'll keep supporting them.
And how's that for the entertainment industry, adults?
P.S, I feel bad because technically, I'll be an adult myself in four months. Maybe I should find a new phrase like, "older generation" or "Generation X" or something idk