YouTuber KEEMSTAR and YouTube channel Void recently landed in hot waters for their diss track about K-Pop stans.

Keemstar
| @KEEMSTAR/Twitter

After the video premiered, it quickly spread online and received backlash from K-Pop fans. Fans are most upset that the video included pictures of the funeral of the late SHINee‘s Jonghyun along with the following lyrics.

What these corporations do to these kids? This ain’t right…I wonder why lately man they all committing suicide.

— KEEMSTAR, “void”

KPOP STANS DISSTRACK ft. KEEMSTAR (Official Music Video)
| @void/YouTube

KEEMSTAR took the brunt of the criticism, with fans accusing him of making fun of Jonghyun’s death. They called the diss track “disgusting and insensitive.”

KEEMSTAR took to Twitter to assert his innocence and defend himself, asking for proof that he had mocked Jonghyun’s death.

Lol, y’all lying so much.
I’m innocent and you know. You keep spamming I made fun of the Kpop star who passed away.
Prove it , video proof please?
You can’t prove cus I never said any of that. I was featured in the song & said none of that.
You caught in 4K HDR Lying!

— KEEMSTAR

In a follow up tweet, he claimed to have not known about Jonghyun and to have not seen the finished video.

No cap,
1. I didn’t know he passed away or even who he is.
2. I didn’t see the finished video or song. I recorded my part back in oct / nov of 2020

— KEEMSTAR

He also address the death threats he was receiving, saying “This is awesome!!!!“.

Aside from KEEMSTAR, fans are holding YouTube channel Void and producer Andreas accountable.

In response, Andreas shared that he was not aware of Jonghyun’s death when he helped produce the diss track, and he called for the video to be taken down from YouTube.

Void responded to the controversy by posting a video on Twitter. In the video, they took responsibility for the pictures that were chosen and clarified that KEEMSTAR played no part in the way the video was edited.

KEEMSTAR collaborated with us on this song. He sent his lyrics to us. We put them together with ours and edited it and put it all together. When KEEMSTAR sent his lyrics to us, he did not see the edit, and he did not see our part. He just sent his clips, and that was it. KEEMSTAR did not know our part or the edits. I don’t know why everybody is on KEEMSTAR.

— Void

void
| Void

In terms of the controversial lyrics about suicide, KEEMSTAR asserted that the purpose of his track was to spurn the companies that pressure K-Pop idols.

When he committed suicide, a lot of y’all were blaming the over competitiveness and pressure of the K-Pop industry. And what I was doing in that bar right there, I was literally saying, ‘These corporations ain’t treating these kids right. I wonder why lately man these kids committing suicide.‘ I’m clearly stating that the pressure and anxiety induced by these corporations that run these K-Pop and idol groups is the reason why they commit suicide, and I’m saying it’s wrong and that’s why I’m making a diss track on them. In no way, shape, or form am I mocking anybody’s suicide.

— KEEMSTAR

After the statement went live, KEEMSTAR released a tweet accepting the apology of K-Pop fans who have messaged him.

Void, on the other hand, asserted that they will never apologize to K-Pop fans, calling them “creeps” and swearing at them. Void has no plans of ever deleting the video.

Check out the “KPOP STANS DISSTRACK” video below.