On Augst 23rd, PRISTIN had their comeback with “SCHXXL OUT”. After their comeback, the group is put on the spot by arousing the controversy of idols’ body. More specifically, of idols being obliged to be thin.
One of the young members of PRISTIN is Kyla, she is 15. On the stages of this comeback, fans saw Kyla chubbier compare to other members.
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Kyla’s body has raised controversy among netizens whether idols should continually “take care” of their body. “Take care” in this sense means that one should work out or be on the diet to be thin, not fit, thin. They say that idols, as well as celebrities, are on TV and earn money being visually attractive aside from their music or work.
Others who oppose the idea say that it’s a stereo type to think that thin = beautiful. This unhealthy beauty standard has been destroying the lives of women, especially idols and celebrities. Idols are being put on a harsh diet schedule, unbelievably unhealthy because it does not match up to the calories they burn. There were precedents of girl idols fainting and having health issues due to being on a diet.
A lot of fans worry that Kyla and young girls like her may be put on harsh diet plans to be visually attractive enough to earn money.
What do you think? Is it okay a person get worthless and hurtful comments and criticism because of one’s body? Do you agree with the idea of “idols must have a thin, fit for the beauty standard today kind of a body”?
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September 15, 2017
PRISTIN Fans’ Discrimination On A Member Gets Revealed
Here’s a sad reality of popular members and unpopular ones of PRISTIN.
Do you remember the article of Kpopmap dealing with PRISTIN’s Kyla? We introduced the Kyla’s weight issue. Yes, there are still lots of arguing going on her looks and body shape. Some of fans are pointing out that she’s too fat, compare to other members of PRISTIN or just another K-Pop girls.
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However, here’s one thing that we all must not forget. Can it be justified to discriminate or hurt someone for his/her weight or looks? It doesn’t happen only among people who aren’t fans of PRISTIN. The same tragedy is happening among those who are saying themselves as ‘PRISTIN’s fans’.
It was PRISTIN’s fan signing event and a series of pictures got uploaded on the Internet. There are several photos including each member of PRISTIN and fans taking photos of them. In most of photos, the cameras of fans are pointing at the members who are standing in front of them. Nevertheless, in a picture of Kyla, all the cameras point other side where the other members are standing.
Netizens who saw those photos said, “It’s too sad. How could they be that cruel?” and “She must feel embarrassed”. On the other side, some netizens claimed that Kyla deserves it because of her idleness. Still, this group is put on the spot by arousing the controversy of idols’ body. More specifically, of idols being obliged to be thin. What do you think about it? Do you agree with fans captured in the photos?