What i take from other threads is, that there seem to be many anons who also don’t buy into the recent kpop craze.
While lots already like to make fun of their cringy fans, 14-year-olds writing “Army” in the comment section of every youtube video in existence and fat american girls hopping around to the tunes of their favourite Oppas
, i think now it’s time to take on the root of this evil.
Western listeners of kpop are often well over the age of 20; the stars they’re “stanning” sometimes as young as just 14.
One of the worst problems of the the kpop industry is on the one side the disgusting sexualization of minors (see 15-year-old Tzuyu “dancing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9BtHeo8TlQ
) and on the other the infantilization of adults; being forced to act cute, still sleeping in a dorm (often just one room shared by over 10 members), not being allowed to date or choose their own clothes, etc. – taking away any rights, but also responsibilities. Especially international fans seem to like to baby and “protect” them.
Other reasons to hate kpop:
1. Lipsyncing to recycled beats from generic american 90’s songs – no originality (and many plagiarism scandals)
2. Ridiculous amounts of plastic surgery + of course denying it
3. “Uncle fans”
Hand in hand with the plastic surgery, whitened skin, perfect bodies, (usually achieve through starvation; which doesn’t stop them from promoting that unhealthy behavior to their teenage fans), drilled to perfection as trainees, starting out even before the age of ten, Korea is trying to sell an image of the ideal country.
First they appeal to the younger generations through music, then fashion, makeup, skin care and food follow. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.