K-Pop idols get criticized quite often by netizens and “fans”. There have been many instances where idols got criticized for some of the most absurd things. Here’s a list of some of the most ridiculous things netizens and “fans” have criticized K-Pop idols for.
1. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)
In 2018, Taeyeon decided to be a supportive labelmate and went to support EXO‘s Suho at his musical.
Some netizens weren’t too fond of Taeyeon taking a picture with Suho, as they didn’t like seeing Taeyeon being close with an EXO member. This is because Taeyeon had a past relationship with Baekhyun, and many netizens felt that Taeyeon was trying to “make connections”.
2. Yeri (Red Velvet)
During the 2017 SBS Gayo Daejun, Yeri had a difficult time smiling.
This was because this was Yeri’s first activity since the passing of SHINee‘s Jonghyun. Yeri was seen having a hard time, but some netizens criticized her for “not being professional”.
3. TWICE’s Japanese members
During a live broadcast, the Japanese members of TWICE decided to speak Japanese amongst each other for a bit.
Some netizens chose to criticize the members for speaking Japanese, as they felt that K-Pop idols should be speaking Korean.
4. Yerin (GFRIEND)
During GFRIEND’s earlier days, some netizens criticized Yerin’s eye-smile because they thought it was “forced”, and that it wasn’t a natural eye-smile.
5. Hani (EXID)
In the past, Hani got criticized by several netizens for showing emotions during broadcasts. Some netizens felt uncomfortable whenever they saw Hani crying and felt that it was getting excessive.
6. Irene (Red Velvet)
In the past, Irene had revealed that she read a novel titled “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982”. This book is known to depict the hardships women have to endure, as well as enlightening some gender discrimination seen take place every day. However, some male “fans” weren’t too happy learning this, as some of them chose to burn Irene’s merchandise.
7. Chen (EXO)
K-Pop idols dating has always been a controversial topic, as a lot of netizens and “fans” feel that idols shouldn’t be allowed to date. However, Chen is someone who faced quite a lot of backlash after he announced that he was going to get married. Many netizens labeled him as “selfish”, and some “fans” even protested for him to get kicked out of EXO.