There’s been more lgbt+ themed mv’s in kpop, and many fans seem to love it. To me though, most of the times it feels a lot like queerbaiting. I know SK is a homophobic country, so it is good that they show support, but as I said; sometimes it feels a lot like queerbaiting. They have two girls supposedly falling in love, but there’s no actual kiss or confirmation that they’re gay. What would be good was if someone did like Holland, and actually came out. I’ll forever admire him for doing that.
I’m kind of over the whole ‘kids vs society’ theme and the ‘we want to break free from the stereotypes and be so different and cool’ concept. It’s getting repetitive and most groups that do this actually are *not* any different than any other bg or gg out there. The worst part is the fans that really get into this and think of them as superior and untouchable just because of a concept. The message is great but not anything I would consider worth the hype.
As a lesbian multifandom fan I only like boy groups with only a few girl groups here and there. I just think BGs are inherently better and have a better dynamic (and better songs and concepts) and the girl groups I DO like reflect on that. Like GFRIEND for example, they are literally like a boy group and their songs are just more of boy group quality. Girl groups are eh to me and it’s no shocker why most people like boy groups more (and why boy groups do so much better in general)
Can we stop using the term “girl crush” as a catch-all for any concept that isn’t cute or innocent? If a boy group does a badass concept, we don’t call it “boy crush,” do we?
I personally listen to music to escape from real life, so it really annoys me when people insist that music has to be deep and meaningful. Get off yout high horse and leave me and my manufactured, cliche, bubblegum pop alone!
Coming from both sides (raised both in Korea and abroad) I really don’t understand why so many “international fans” think they’re morally more sound and less prejudiced and hypocritical than Korean fans? I see international fans being sexist, and just as awful with what they say -and what makes it worse is that they don’t seem to see their own hypocrisy and it’s just frustrating. I’m not saying Korean fans don’t have their problems, but it’s on both ends not just one.
honestly big 3 priviledge doesnt mean they don’t have to work hard, it means that their hard work does pay off. once they debut. they have a relatively way higher chance of getting out there and blowing up. yeah they did work hard as trainees, but the big 3 point is the chance of having way more exposure. maybe ‘priviledge’ is overstating it, but it is still an advantage.
I really really with that kpop fans of colour would stop calling idols black / mixed / somali etc. As someone who is all of these things, I don’t see the appeal and iy makes me DO uncomfortable. Why are we trying to call Asian artists something that they aren’t, just because of the way they act? It’s creepy and embarrassing. And then you call white fans crazy lol. It’s weird af.
One of my favourite things about K-Pop is the hair changes. CL rocked granny hair. Sana with black hair is such a mood. Chaeyoung in a ponytail should be a thing. Also, Lisa with brown hair has been amazing. Irene with her bangs are 20/10. Hani with purple hair made me fall out of my chair. Jiyoon’s green hair made me green with envy. I could go on. So many wonderful hair moments from so many celebs. Guys too, I’m just currently only remembering the girls, lol.
To based your fictional type character on an idols personality for your story takes talent. To based an idols personality based on the fanfics you read is just dumb.