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Hwasa’s Response To Body Shame Is What Is Needed In Not Just K-Pop But South Korea

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MAMAMOO member Hwasa is currently one of the most talked about K-Pop idols in the scene, but it’s not just fans who adore her that make her the subject of their conversations, but also the people who dislike her as well that have been busy trying to spread their hate for her.

In fact, the K-Pop idol has been caught up in a couple of controversies in the past for the attire that she wore during awards shows, with some netizens expressing their discomfort with her revealing outfits. Some have even gone as far as criticizing her body and physique.

Hwasa recently appeared on SBS’s ‘We Will Channel You’ and opened up about how she felt when hearing that many people were criticizing her for wearing revealing clothing on stage.

She specifically talked about how some people were saying that she was taking clothes off just to try and become famous.

Hwasa stated:

“I was more confused than hurt by the comments because from my perspective, I’ve always been the same person, from before debut and up until now. And all of a sudden, people began forming this opinion about me. But also at the same time, I actually understand why people feel uncomfortable when they look at me.”

Hwasa’s Response To Body Shame Is What Is Needed In Not Just K-Pop But South Korea

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Hwasa’s Response To Body Shame Is What Is Needed In Not Just K-Pop But South Korea

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She spoke about her experience and encounter with other people who wore see-through clothing braless, and was taken aback herself during that time. She asked herself if it was something that was socially acceptable, which seems to be a big reason why she also understands people being uncomfortable or critical of what she wears.

As Hwasa stated, it is understandable that some people may not be comfortable with revealing clothing. She confessed herself that she was uncomfortable when seeing other people wearing extremely unconventional attires.

But what seems to be a major issue currently is the fact that many netizens are leaving malicious comments about her body. Body-shaming is a serious issue in not just K-Pop but in South Korea as well. Expressing discomfort is one thing, but downright attacking the appearance of a person is definitely not an act that should be condoned in any society. How many times have we seen both male and female idols in the industry being verbally attacked by even some of their own fans if they appear to have gained a few pounds? In the past couple of years, we’ve seen several including CL, YoungJae (GOT7), Wendy (Red Velvet), Kyla (PRISTIN), and a few more who were victims of body shaming.

On the other hand, some of the traditional fans of K-Pop have argued that a slim body is an integral beauty standard of K-Pop, a prerequisite that any idol should have, as it is part of the job.

But the fact is, it is very clear that K-Pop is no longer confined to the scopes of South Korea and has become a global phenomenon, meaning that certain traditions that are shunned upon by the world should start being recognized and weeded out. In a sense, by holding on to the old traditional values of K-Pop, the movement itself would directly go against the efforts of people trying to help the world realize that it is ok to embrace yourself the way you are, ultimately being destructive to itself as well.

Hwasa’s Response To Body Shame Is What Is Needed In Not Just K-Pop But South Korea

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Hopefully, Hwasa will be able to help the South Korean society break free of narrow beauty standards through her activities as a K-Pop idol.

 

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Heeey
Heeey

Hwasa is faking hot and her body is made in heaven. That’s a fact.

Guest
Guest

kyla is so pretty tho :c and hwasa is body goals … non of them is even fat wth :C i am so jealous of their body actually, i’d love to gain weight myself. and i am always so concerned seeing how skinny idols can get because of strict dieting in korea :C

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Guest

Dear writer of this article, thank you for pointing out a serious problem. I live in Korea and there’s just so much superficial standards that are plaguing the country so badly that it is affecting society negatively to the point where people are brainwashed into thinking having slim bods and plastic surgery is a basic necessity of life.

Amy
Amy

that’s too much. And where I live people are considered beautiful or presentable when they are healthy and not slim

Guest
Guest

shut up and go get a life

yEaH
yEaH

Sis chill. You are on something if youre actually going to come on here and act like that. Get real.

fangirling
fangirling

U good? Sounds like what someone insecure would say. You’re probably delusional and looking for attention, I pity you.

Guest
Guest

you must be fat and ugly too!! LOL

Guest
Guest

dear writer of this article.
you must be fat! hahahahahaha
why don’t you stop complaining about how you being fat hurts other peoples’ eyes and hit the gym?? so lazy and dumb.

Heeey
Heeey

Yikes, you sound sad. I pity you

Guest
Guest

you should die

Guest
Guest

You sound triggered by facts.

yEaH
yEaH

Bwahahahah this comment is amazing thank you.

yEaH
yEaH

Sis chill out. This article didnt give you permission to come in the comments and say stuff like that. Why dont you stop hiding behind a screen saying stuff like this.

fangirling
fangirling

thank you!1

Guest
Guest

You are probably part of the problem.
Hwasa isn’t fat. She has more curves than Korean are used to.
Many Idols starve themselve to be skinnier- especially right before a new release.

And if only fat people write articles about body shaming.
Then only serial killers write articles about murderer.

You make no sense.
Better stay off the internet and read a book. Educate yourself, get some logical skills and manners!