Speaking as an NCTzen, you don’t have to support or care for all the units and every single member, it’s perfectly understandable because 1. not everyone can keep up with them and their hellish activities and 2. every unit has different sounds and its not gonna be for everyone which again is perfectly fine, i for example don’t care too much about NCT Dream because they are younger than me and their music just doesn’t click with me. stop telling other people that they aren’t a “true Nctzen” if they don’t support every member and every unit and listen to all of their albums and watch all of their Vlives, as long as they aren’t being rude to other members and does no harm in general, we are all good.
I’d recently seen some people calling NCT a flop group because they debuted under a big 3 company, under the shadow of some very big names like EXO, yet they didn’t have the instant success that other rookie groups did, such a TXT debuting under BTS and ITZY debuted under Twice/JYP, and I think that’s absolutely ridiculous. In what way is NCT a flop group? I feel like now, with streaming and a large focus on trivial accomplishments via social media, many groups are being labeled as flops when they’re doing really well. NCT not having instant success, unlike ITZY and TXT is a result of people enjoying NCT because they like their music, not because they are fans of another bigger group or the company they came from. Anyone that thinks Big 3 privilege is somehow skipping over NCT, but working for other rookie groups is basically just acknowledging that everything NCT currently has, was worked for, and everything other younger groups have that greatly surpass NCT, is a result of nepotism. Plus the kind of success NCT does have would have been incredible within the kpop industry a few years ago. And after EXO, NCT had the largest physical album sales of any other SM act for 2018. They don’t need Exo-ls or anyone else to listen to their music out of pity or obligation. They’re doing fine.
Imho the reason why NCT doesnt seem to be as popular as other SMent’s group lies in their music, and not the amount of members and sub-units they have. Sm gives them the most lackluster songs ever and it seems as if composers had no inspiration while making them.
this is super late but i appreciate how the center position for nct’s black on black was distributed among several members instead of just the rap line – especially thankful for how they changed the choreo later on for sbs gayo and gave kun a center/front position
it honestly feels like sm has forgotten what nct’s concept was in the first place. like they were going so well in the start, two units in one year plus two nct u songs, but that energy kind of died out. i don’t mind that they used 2017 to expand on their current units, but the empathy album + how they literally robbed kun there didn’t cut it. we needed wayv sooner, and i kinda think we need another new unit (with existing members) already
It really irritates me when some people baby the dreamies so much. I’m definitely against sexualizing minors (and idols in general tbh) but if someone even makes a comment about a dreamie they get attacked (I.e someone said that jeno was looking very handsome lately and they were called a pedophile,,, even though the OP is younger than jeno?). It kind of pushes a narrative that younger people can’t be remotely attracted to people around their age without being a pedophile
Every time a member of NCT mentions not having friends, I die inside. First Jisung, then Yuta, and now Jaemin. And people always say “well they have the other members of NCT or they have us” but first of all, y’all are not their friends, y’all are strangers online. And second of all, they literally spend 24/7/365 with each other, sleeping, eating, bathing, touring, and everything else. Technically by force because they didn’t chose one another to be in a group together. So yeah they’re friends but it’s not the same. Especially when most of them wish to have friends who speak the same language as them (Yuta), are the same age as them (Jisung), or are just normal people with normal lives who spend time with them because they want to, not because they’re in a band together and their options are limited (Jaemin).
NCT doesn’t have a single visual hole in the slightest. Every member could be the official visual in my opinion.
I’ve seen NCT talk about their ideal type a few times. And regardless of how accurate or inaccurate it is, I like that most of the time, they keep their answers quite vague. I know people should be smarter than to feel bad about what their bias says they find attractive when they don’t fit that type, but some people really do get their feelings hurt. But NCT, especially Doyoung, usually keep it vague. In fact I remember once when 127 was answering a question like that, Johnny said he prefered skirts over jeans, but then Doyoung said he didn’t care what a girl wears as long as she’s comfortable, and Johnny changed his answer and said he likes jeans on a girl as well. I think he wanted to seem more open. I like that they care about their fans feelings, in that way.
I know that WayV and NCT are the same group and both with SM, but it’s annoying how NCT rarely, if ever, upload their videos with English subs, and every single WayV video on their channel automatically has English subs, which later have Korean added to it. Like NCTs subs are by fans, but WayVs aren’t so why can’t whoever does WayVs videos do NCTs.. I know it’s probably someone who works exclusively with WayV but still 🙁