Kim Yu-Na, or, more accurately, Yu-Na Kim, is the Korean figure skating sensation who set the record for highest Olympic score in Vancouver. (Watch the video here if you haven’t.)
On April 3, her Facebook fan page sent out an update that I found to be funny in its level of concern:
Dear fellow Yu-Na fans
??A truly disheartening situation is currently occurring on Youtube.
??Many of Yu-Na’s popular videos are being deleted. Some of these erased clips have acquired millions of hits and others have been featured in the media as well. On the other hand, clips that maliciously “defame” Yu-Na are being uploaded on a daily basis.
??The seriousness of this matter lies within the fact that these actions seem to be systematically organized. Identical clips are uploaded by different users on the same day and some reach hundreds of thousands of view hits per day. The massive and simultaneous nature of the distribution suggests that this is not an individual act.
??Furthermore, malicious clips of other skaters are uploaded by users who claim to be Yu-Na’s fans. Interestingly, these clips toward other skaters were created and uploaded in the same pattern with the malicious clips toward Yu-Na. Clearly the intention is to give a false impression that Yu-Na fans are attacking other skaters.
??Often, these malicious clips cannot be distinguished by their titles.
Although unrelated to the clips, names of other skaters are attached as tags to direct general viewers to malicious clips towards Yu-Na.
??This message is not to blame certain people, so please avoid posting emotional and aggressive comments. Responses or comments containing harsh language or profanity will be deleted without notice. (This is not to protect them, but to prevent Yu-Na’s fan page from being swept up into a rampage of blame and slander. Let’s keep her fan page clean!)
??Rather, this is to alert fans not to be deceived by the malicious clips that one may encounter on Youtube. Yu-Na is well-known for her hard work, humility and honesty. Enjoy watching the beautiful performances, off-ice clips and montages of Yu-Na on Youtube and share your comments with fellow Yu-Na fans.
While we’re talking about her, why not include some photos from her recent “fiesta on ice”?
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