White, perhaps better known as Pumashock, became an internet sensation here after videos of her singing songs by Lee Hyori and Girls' Generation, in Korean, made their way around last month.
But it looks like her fame hasn't come without a price. She addresses some of the negative comments she's been receiving online; an excerpt from her YouTube page:
SO, I hadn't been able to check my YouTube in a while ever since this Seoul trip came up...but I took a minute to peek at it this morning...
I have to say, the amount of negativity I found spread on the page was really baffling. It's sad that people would actually take time out of their day to spread such nonsensical hate. Certainly there are more pressing activities to attend to in life?? Hmm?? I don't understand how my simple love for music...music all over the world...has managed to offend anyone. It's weird and supremely stupid. If you're hoping your ignorant words will penetrate my heart or deter me from doing what I love to do, then you're sadly mistaken. I am not bound by your petty racism....YOU are. You are the ones who will remain trapped, burning in your own lack of intelligence, while I will continue to enjoy life and all the beauty there is in the world. I am a proud Black woman who loves her skin and her heritage. It's for that reason that I'm not afraid to see the beauty in other cultures. What are YOU afraid of? I don't think I'm better than anyone, but I'm certainly better than racism. Understand that it doesn't even reach my ears...your evil words will come to me, fizzle out, and die at my feet. So give it up. It's powerless.
This is the final time I will address this foolishness.
Anyway, have a look at her rework of Girls' Generation's ubiquitous hit "Gee":