Conservative Netizens Mock Death of Singer, Cause Controversy

Ulala Session - formerly an underground music group, but now publicly recognised

The group Ulala Session has gained a lot of popularity in a TV program that helped debut talented singers by public audition. Its leader, Lim Yoon-taek, has been suffering from terminal stomach cancer even before his group started receiving spotlight. His death on the 11th of February created a stir among his fans and the general public alike. Meanwhile, some members of conservative portal Ilbe ridiculed his death, supported by lots of other members who used to accuse Lim of faking his illness to get attention.

From The Segye Times:

Controversy as Ilbe members go too far in mocking Lim Yoon-taek’s death

Screenshot of posts on Ilbe mocking the death of Lim Yoon-taek.

Controversy arose in response to a post that makes fun of the death of late Lim Yoon-taek of Ulala Session.

This post was written on an online community known as Daily Best Storage (hereafter, Ilbe), ridiculing his death during his struggle against stomach cancer.

A member of Ilbe uploaded a wedding photo of late Lim and his wife Lee Hye-rim and wrote ‘I received a billion won [as death benefit]’ in a post titled ‘my husband has left.’

In another post titled ‘are you a newbie[to the afterworld]?’ there was a picture of the late president Roh Moo-hyun saying ‘sing something like a good newbie.’

These posts are among the Best Posts with more than 500 up-votes for each.

The situation developed into a conflict within the community, some saying ‘it is over the bound’ and others saying ‘it’s typical of this community.’ Netizens outside Ilbe are responding angrily at these posts since they became viral.

Prior to this, late Lim, leader of Ulala Session, passed away at 33 years old from stomach cancer around 8:40 pm on the 11th. He was already suffering from stomach cancer before his debut via a public audition program, Superstar K season 3.

Comments from Nate:


These bastards are no humans… If possible I’d like to collect them all and stuff them into Samchung Educational Institute [a concentration camp run in the 1980s during Chun Doo-hwan’s reign, an infamous symbol of government-organised violence and cruelty] until they become half-crippled. They are total losers who dare not speak out offline.


Crazy Ilbe monkeys.


Girls, don’t ever befriend or marry the Ilbe monkeys.


Before this one there were loads of issues with Ilbe, including the virtual harassment of an underage singer, ill rumours about a university and personal information hacking. Ilbe users post about raping women and make sick jokes every few minutes. They once planned for an online attack on daughter of a professor who spoke against government’s private inspection. That’s not all. They rush to websites that have ranking system, like Nate, and fiddle with the ranks by organised clicks. ke ke They call it ‘clicking coordinates,’ don’t they? Lol


Shouldn’t there be some legal punishment on them, if things go as far as this??? If this is not online crime, then what is??


That really seems like a group of psychopaths. They should all be locked up in prison.


Ilbe monkeys = worst losers in offline world


When Ilbe bugs were doing shit that was fit for trash, late Lim was in a painful battle against cancer. He lived a life that was 100, 1000 times better than theirs.


Ilbe should vanish. It’s simply an asylum for all nutheads in Korea.


It’s the website that loves Park Geun-hye so much. The government supports it.


I’d honestly like to see their names revealed and see them sequestered on a national scale. Shitheads meet with shitheads and do shit so they don’t realise they are shitheads… This country should take responsibility of getting rid of that trashy website… There are no ends to their outrageous deeds.


It’s needless to talk about educational background, skills or talents. Humans should behave like a human to be recognised as one. A human mask alone doesn’t make one human, does it? I hope they feel embarassed with themselves one day….


It’s widely known the Ilbe members nearly plaster the comment boards to some articles on Nate, following orders [from other members].


Even now the Ilbe bastards would be running mad arguing for ‘freedom of expression.’


DC inside was like that, too. Nutheads reveal their nature everywhere, taking advantage of online anonymity. May Lim rest in peace. And I hope his surviving family and friends remain happy and healthy. I hope they never see or hear of those lowlives rambling.

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