There is sooo much sexism in Kpop. Not only from artists and Entertainment industries, but more so from the fans.
Especially reverse sexism. I was watching a show with MBLAQ where the hostess were trying to FORCE Lee Joon into showing his body when he was clearly uncomfortable and I’ve seen the same happen to Seungho. And people would comment “Good job!” and are all over videos saying “abs *_*”
If the hosts had been men doing that to women, people would’ve been PISSED. And when girl groups use what they got, antis call them sluts, but then turn around and demand that guy groups do the same thing! It’s disgusting. It’s offensive to not only women but to men as well.
At first when I heard about a pissed off Men’s Rights group in Korea regarding a MV where a woman treated men like dogs, I was all “there are Men’s Rights groups?” But now I get it, Kpop fans can be just as bad as pervy men! And that’s not gender equality, it’s wrong no matter which sex does it!
s!b: My friends are like this, only caring about certain idols or boy groups for their bodies when I choose my biases off the personality they decide to show <3
This not only applies to Kpop, it’s commonly found in the entertainment industry because they are entertainers and they are just providing the ideal image that the public wants. In some way it does show the severeness of discrimination in Korea (especially sexual and racial) and it reflects on their societal norms. It’s sad but there are many things that idols can’t choose freely themselves.
This is really similar to what I’m studying at school and it really irritates me when I see people bash girl groups and saying that they are sluts when they clearly don’t know what the term means and it’s clearly just an image that they are pulling off; this never happens to boy groups at all. Fans are easily pleased by boy groups even when their talent is equal or even lower than some girl groups. I find the girl group problem very special because from my knowledge, they don’t receive as much hate locally in Korea (but boy groups still seem to have an advantage).
The reason why Kpop is sexist in many ways is because a considerable majority of the audience is female and this inequality increases demand for more fan service from male idols.