Baekchen’s Story. (From 130628 Newsen Interview “EXO Relationship Talk. Are You Two Close? Those That Joined EXO Last: Chen, Baekhyun.” Or: “How SM Makes Kittenpups Sad With Split Promotions.” And: “Prologue to Clingy Co-dependence.”)
After looking intensely at the camera for a good 5 sec,
Leo hides behind the sticky note.
Among many other things that hinder female idols from getting the respect and recognition they deserve, nothing is scarier and easier to ruin someone’s career and reputation forever than a string of scandals.
What are you seeing? Above are real netizen comments for female idols whose careers are “tainted” because they decided to date, take a photo with a male celebrity, and showed their limit of what they can take. Some of these idol’s images are ruined solely on malicious and at times, baseless rumors like plastic surgery, pregnancy and bullying. These comments range from disbandment threats, sexual harrassment, and overall, just straight up misogyny.
Why should we care? The damaging effects of these comments can greatly affect an idol’s perception of themselves in a negative and unhealthy way. This can affect their performances and variety show appearances, their openness to share things to their fans, etc. They may come to realize that there’s no use of being an idol and quit, or even worse, quit living altogether.
What can we do? Supporting female idols is important. This means giving moral support to them not only during scandals, but during promotions and hiatus, giving financial support by buying their albums, and to not spread malicious rumors around, even if it’s someone we don’t necessarily fancy. Why?
Because female idols are also ladies, just like most of us are. What they feel, we probably feel on a daily basis. Rather than sending hate to them, we should come to understand, sympathize and be there for them because no one else will.
send me a number and i’ll answer with a vocaroo
- say your name, age and favorite food
- all-time favorite song
- try to rap
- message to one of your biases
- read a line from your favorite fanfic/book
- say the word _____
- say something in another language (besides english)
- message to your followers
- talk about your day
- what would you do if _____
- sing a random song
- sing your favorite girl-group song
- sing your favorite boy-group song
- voice impersonation
- tell a joke
- favorite line from a tv series
- favorite line from a movie
- read the tags from one of your posts
- say a cuss word (or a lot idk up to you)
- comment on ____’s blog