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Why do female K-Pop idols get shamed for absolutely no reason?

Another day, another disappointment in the K-Pop stan community. Well, we can’t really call it a disappointment when this happens almost every single day, and with people not really trying to do anything about it. 

Female K-Pop idols get shamed and hated on by other K-Pop stans for no reason. The most recent one: BLACKPINK’s Jennie and Red Velvet’s Yeri getting defamed by a certain fandom just because their idol accidentally followed them on Instagram and copying their fave’s caption on the same social media platform. 

This made rounds on Twitter, most especially, with fans of both girls immediately asked everyone to spam their latest IG posts with positive comments to drown out the negative words by that fandom. 


Hating and slut-shaming female idols seem to be in the priority list of some boy group stans (yes, had to clarify in order to not generalize everyone) whenever their and their favorite’s names come up in the same sentence. It’s like they’re extremists trying to criminalize male-female idol friendships, which by the way, should be normal by now. 

Why do female K-Pop idols get the bad end of the stick when they’re not even doing anything to cause any drama, and the male K-Pop idols get praise for every single thing they do? Why do female idols get more hate about their looks and their actions compared to male idols? Like listen, remember that time when MOMOLAND’s Nancy got hated on by some stans because she laughed at a performance of a boy group? And that time when Red Velvet’s Irene got flamed by K-Netizens because she was reading a feminist book?

This is just some messed up and internalized misogynistic behavior from 3rd generation K-Pop stans, honestly. Reminder: You don’t own your idols, and it’s normal for interactions between male and female idols to happen. Also, remember that male and female idols can be just friends; stop thinking that a female idol is trying to be a pick-me-girl in front of another male idol. 

Jeez, we’re nearing the end of 2021. Shouldn’t male-female friendships be normal by now? Also hot take: female K-Pop idols really deserve a collective apology from boy group stans. 


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