Although both male and female idols have a lot of fans, netizens have argued that there are certainly double standards in the K-pop industry. For example, while female idols are heavily criticized for small incidents such as dating scandals and past mistakes, male idols have been known to receive a lot of shielding from both fans and media reports. In fact, using NCT‘s Taeyong and BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon and Seungri as examples, a post on Pann has claimed that Korea could be the best place in the world to be a male celebrity.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[ +428 / -85] Don’t leave Zico… He showed off that he had a lot of money in a different country… I think he is just retarded… They had attitude problems in Thailand’s interview.. They played around despite the natural disaster that was happening during the interview. He said that for the floods, he hoped the people get back up to their feet with help of money. ‘because money’s all I got.’ Maybe around 7 dollars?’ and laughed. It was nothing to be laughing at when people are suffering from the flood incident.
[ +427 / -31] Baekhyun (Used to be a ‘iljin’ bully and made fun of autistic people) Kai (Made fun of retardation) Sehun (Doesn’t perform right on stage)
[ +404 / -103] I really threw up at a comment saying Song Minho was cute