The long-awaited Red Velvet official lightstick has finally been released and will be available for purchase from July 24th to July 26th!
Unlike what some fans have imagined and expected, however, the design is quite simple: a white stand with a pink round top with a Red Velvet logo on it.
Before its release, fans have created designs for the lightstick themselves, hoping that the lightstick would look similar to them. There were heart-shaped ones…
As well as a gun-shaped one, which seemed very popular!
Fans generally seem quite disappointed in this new design that looks quite simple compared to what fans have been imagining and have been criticizing SM Entertainment for their “lack of effort” on the lightstick.
콘서트가서 레드벨벳이 멘트 할거 아니야 여러분~~ 우리 응원봉 나왔잖아요~~ 어때요 마음에 들어요? 하면 네!!!! 해야되는데 웅성웅성 하고 대답 못할거같고 좀 그래
— 티저나왔니봇 귁 (@Seulgi_hit_me) July 24, 2018
“When Red Velvet asks at the concert, ‘Everyone~~ Our lightstick is finally out~~What do you think do you like it?’, we should be saying, ‘Yes!!!!’, but I don’t think we’ll be able to say it that confidently and it’s kind of awkward.”
독특하게 해줄순 없는거야?
총으로 해주면 안되는거야?
나 진짜 건으로 했으면 하는마음에 춤도췄는디 이럴꺼야?
꼭 그렇게 다른 그룹으랑 굳이 비슷한 응원봉으로 하고싶었던거야?
차마 완벽하다고 말하지는 못하는 레드벨벳공식응원봉 pic.twitter.com/a1sKLne6O5
— 🕳🕳🕳🕳🕳 (@deliveryboy0801) July 24, 2018
“Was it impossible to make it unique? Was it impossible to make it gun-shaped? I was even dancing out of excitement that it would be a gun but is this really all you can do? Did you really want to make it the same as other groups? I just cannot get myself to say that the Red Velvet official lightstick is perfect.”
에스엠 응원봉 진짜 무성의 티낸다 ㅋㅋ 엑소는 로고 안이뻤으면 응원봉 디자인 구렸을꺼임 이번에 엔시티봉이랑 레드벨벳봉 보면 그냥 로고 때랴박기에 봉 디자인도 똑같아 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 너무한거 아니냐 스엠
— 스미 (@sumanthief) July 23, 2018
“SM is seriously making it so obvious that they didn’t try on the lightstick lol. EXO’s lightstick also would have been a failure if the logo wasn’t pretty. The NCT lightstick and Red Velvet lightstick are basically the same design with a logo on it lol. This is a shame SM.”
Moreover, fans have nicknamed the new lightstick “dumpling stick” for resembling a dumpling.
소개합니다 레드벨벳의 공식 응원봉! pic.twitter.com/biacEjm5yZ
— 까까 (@0329_baechu) July 23, 2018
“We introduce Red Velvet’s official lightstick!”
레드벨벳 응원봉 나왔다길래 두근두근거리면서 봤는데 시발 김치만두 너무 적절해서 말을 잃었음
— [메인트]프리즘콘님/コン (@con0351) July 24, 2018
“I was excited after hearing that Red Velvet’s lightstick was out but kimchi dumpling was such an accurate description that I was at a f*cking loss for words.”
ok but sm had the opportunity to make red velvet’s lightstick look like a gun with a light up heart on it or some shit but instead they gave us a pink dumpling on a stick
— Alexa Linder (@alexaldr04) July 23, 2018
Despite the general disappointment in Red Velvet’s official lightstick, however, Red Velvet finally has a lightstick of their own and are now the first SM girl group to have one! Congratulations!