Unpopular K-Pop opinions gained quite the popularity on Twitter as the hashtag dominated the twitter trends. Netizens put forward their opinions and here’s a pick of some of these unpopular opinions.
What are KPOP UNPOPILAR OPINIONS?
On 13th of April, a very uncommon trend took over the Twitter charts with Kpop enthusiasts bringing out the not mainstream opinions about the industry. The hashtag #kpopunpopularopinions was trending in several countries. These tweets talked about the most underrated groups that are overflowing with talent and overrated ones too. These tweets started fan wars and controversies but at the end of the day most of these opinions are quite justified.
AN INSIGHT TO KPOP
Kpop (short for Korean popular music) is a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. It is influenced by styles and genres from around the world, such as experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, hip hop, R&B, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country, and classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots. The more modern form of the genre emerged with the formation of one of the earliest K-pop groups, Seo Taiji and Boys, in 1992. Their experimentation with different styles and genres of music and integration of foreign musical elements helped reshape and modernize South Korea’s contemporary music scene.
Modern K-pop “idol” culture began with enormous fandoms of teenagers and young adults from in and outside of South Korea ‘stanning; their favourite kpop groups. After a slump in early K-pop, from 2003 TVXQ and BoA started a new generation of K-pop idols that broke the music genre into the neighboring Japanese market and continue to popularize K-pop internationally today.
Collection of some of these unpopular opinions on the kpop culture
“If you don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s bad”
If a part of an audience doesn’t like a particular artist or song or album, that does not mean that the rest of the audience won’t like them too. Every single artist is worthy of the respect and support and they deserve it in every way possible. Some obsessive fans become haters to other artists just because they cannot stand the recognition another artist is getting. There is a fine line between hatred and dislike.
“Talent before Visual”
Idols should be adored for their talents before their visuals. In the case of a lot of idols, especially the ones who are exceptionally good-looking, their talents are overlooked in favor of their beauty. While this may seem flattering on the surface but for the idols who work hard to hone their skills, it is an undermining of their art. Astro’s Chaa Eunwoo is frequently bashed because of his ethereal visuals when haters claim that he has fame just because of his looks and not because of his strikingly beautiful voice, amazing acting skills and immaculate dancing.
“If you unstan because of the fandom, you were never a fan”
If someone stops listening to an artist because of their fandom, that means they never were a fan in the first place. This is particularly true in the case of popular K-Pop groups like BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, EXO and NCT who have stronger fanbases than other groups, include toxic fans who will hate on other groups endlessly and start fan wars.
“iKON deserves better”
One of the most common names that cropped up in this thread was that of iKON with thousands of fans vouching for how underrated the group was despite the fact that their discography is immaculate to say the least. The fact that this is an unpopular opinion speaks volumes about how YG Entertainment has failed the group in terms of promotional quality and comeback frequency. iKON deserves better and we have to agree with this opinion.
“Comparing groups should not be normalized.”
Every artist or group is uniquely gifted with talent in their own ways. Kpop stans often end up in a disagreement with each other when they start comparing artists. Every group deserves the love, support and recognition.
“An accomplishment for one is an accomplishment for all”
In one of GOT7’s American interviews, Bambam said something that I think all kpop fans should keep in mind regarding groups success in America. He said, “All of kpop, we’re a family, even if we’re in different companies,” and that GOT7 having successful American tours and doing what they do, that can help other groups after them. Whether it’s SNSD, Wonder Girls, BoA, Rain, Psy, BTS, GOT7, or NCT – their accomplishments aren’t just for the group/fandom but for all of kpop too.
“Mark’s rap in ‘Jopping’ is a total wig snatcher”
KPOP: UNDERRATED ARTISTS
Kpop industry is full of artists that have god tier talent and are not getting the recognition they deserve. Queen of P- Nation Jessi is one of the best female rappers in the industry and is extremely underrated. Her music is unique and she defies kpop norms with her raspy, deep voice, caramel tanned skin and totally BOP tracks.
Jessi’s previous comeback in 2020 was with the smash hit song “Nunu Nana“, after which, she participated in and promoted with Lee Hyori’s dream project girl group, effectively named Refund Expedition or Refund Sisters, indicating the strong personalities who make up the group who can elicit refunds for any and all things. Alongside her and Lee Hyori were MAMAMOO’s Hwasa and the legendary Uhm Jung Hwa.
People don’t give twice enough credit for their professionalism. They work 24/7 and have multiple comebacks in Korea and Japan multiple times a year yet they always have their choreographies down, don’t forget their lyrics, prepare amazing award/end of the year show stages, go on tv shows and all this while constantly putting on a smile. They are hard working women and they really motivate me to work hard too and honestly I’m sick of people discrediting them solely because of their concepts.