If you’re familiar with K-pop, you certainly know some of the hottest bands. These groups are well known in South Korea and around the world. They inevitably became a trend due to their fashion, addictive music, choreography, play with eye-catching colors and many more. However, they have also been involved in numerous scandals. (According to reports in Me Aww. Com)
Blackpink’s ‘Lazy’ Jennie Scandal and Meeting with EXO’s Kai: Jennie’s ‘Lazy’ performance in 2018 was shocking. While she had an injured ankle at the time, many pointed to her lack of energy on other stages like the infamous Coachella performance in 2019. At the same time, she had a huge hatred for dating. EXO’s Kai while obsessed fans have often tried to stop their favorite. dating idols. It got worse when his label YG tried to deny it by calling Kai his Uber driver. Jennie was constantly mocked, while some fans ordered Kai to throw her out. They ended up breaking up, but not before it became a scandal, with trolls criticizing his every move. She came under scrutiny again for allegedly dating BIGBANG’s G-Dragon in 2021.
School Bullying Claims in 2021: In early 2021, popular K-pop idols were implicated in a systematic attack by trolls and antis. Many accusers have claimed they were bullied at school by K-pop idols. School bullying in South Korea is extremely violent, so the general public immediately turned their backs on their favorite artists. Many were put on hiatus by their agencies as they gathered evidence that the rumors were untrue. The idols involved were Aisha from Everglow, Naeun from APRIL, Chorong from Apink, Hyunjin from Stray Kids, Mingyu from Seventeen, Youngjae from GOT7, Kihyun from Monsta X, Lia from Itzy, former member (G) I -DLE Soojin, Hyuna, Chuu from Loonaz and The Boy. others. All cases turned out to be false, but sadly (G) I-DLE’s Soojin suffered the most when she was forced to leave her group.
The Kris Wu Rape Case: In 2021, the former EXO member was accused of allegedly raping 30 girls, many of whom were underage. The alleged victims who spoke up said they were lured under under the guise of a party or a promise that Kris Wu would advance their careers. He has now been arrested by Beijing police on suspicion of rape and is under investigation as a criminal suspect. Along with these huge cases, there have also been frequent small scandals due to the illusion that agencies have created for their K-pop idols that do not allow fans to see them as real, imperfect human beings. Many artists are constantly ignorant, racist, or culturally appropriate because they know their fans will always support them. But on the other hand, we have a majority of K-pop fans who jump on the bandwagon and hate an artist on suspicions that later turn out to be false, as in the case of Jungwoo from NCT, T-ara and Baekho. by NU’EST.
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