Recently, people buzzed on Twitter after CEO Tesla Elon Musk invited President Vladimir Putin for a conversation on a social networking app, Clubhouse. Despite many celebrities and high-profile figures promoting it, some Korean stars are concerned about the app. What’s Clubhouse, why it’s exclusive, and why some Korean stars are worried about it?
было бы большой честью поговорить с вами— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 13, 2021
What is CLUBHOUSE App and Why Some Korean Stars Concerned about It?
What is CLUBHOUSE App?
Clubhouse app is a social networking application that launched in 2020. It is a mix of conference calls, talkback radio, and Houseparty. Moreover, it is an exclusive audio application that can download only on iPhone. Furthermore, you can download it if you received an invitation from other users who already have the application.
Despite an exclusive invitation-only social networking, it already has millions of users worldwide and worth $1bln. From important people to celebrities are using the app. Including Korean stars such as Girls’ Generation, 2NE1 Sandara Park, WINNER Mino, and more.
ahh op made their account private! )): but it was an audio msg of heize and taeyeon talking tgt!!— jenn♥ (@taevenger) February 11, 2021
Why some Korean Stars concerned and rejected it?
Some Korean celebrities are concerned about the app, such as Korean actor Kim Ji Hoon and Korean rapper ad DJ, DinDin.
The Korean actor Kim Ji Hoon conveyed his concern over the app on his Instagram said, “The app that is the most popular nowadays is a display of the most fragile side of the mindset of modern people…”
He continued, “If you feel you are not part of the trend or even in the leading opinion community, you could get anxious as you think you are meaningless. You may also want to be remembered by others for being distinctive or unique and feel superior to others by bragging without being treated like a snob.”
However, he also added that the app is still useful for talking to experts in different fields, yet he asked users never to give him any Clubhouse invitations as he won’t use it.
Rapper DinDin said that Clubhouse could “expand communication, as well as increase division in communication.” Unlike Kim Ji Hoon, DinDin has Clubhouse account like other Korean stars.
He said, “I participated in some of the rooms, but I felt like a small number of people were only talking to each other without allowing any opportunity for anyone to interact.”
He continued, “I learned that there was a room that sold an invitation for 20,000 won, which reminds me of an invitation to join a high society party by an aristocrat. Witnessing the division of people as if there were superior and inferior levels in the 21st century is pathetic.”
Furthermore, he stated that he created his room and managed it, but an acquaintance told him not to accept conversation from “common people,” which disturbed him.
“I found the mindset was so oppressive and annoying … I was concerned that it might raise interaction based on power mechanisms in relationships. I don’t want to use it like that.”
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