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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.

Kyla of PRISTIN Arouses Controversy of Stereotype of Body Type

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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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Sep 16, 2017 03:03 pm

There's no controversy here. There are plenty of idols who 'weren't fat' but lost weight and look fantastic now - Seolhyun, Jihyo, Eunji, Joy, Lee Hi, Luna, Song Jieun, Ailee, IU, etc..... Getting fit doesn't mean anorectic!

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Sep 15, 2017 04:23 pm

the camera adds 10 pounds; so idols are that much lighter. still, most have healthy bmi's. the problem is the crazy schedules and poor nutrition. idols crash diet, then live on snacks during comebacks, and gorge on junk food, off season.

instead, 6 weeks in the gym and kyla could be pristin's next visual.

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Sep 14, 2017 07:11 pm

if her body's like Tess Holiday, then yes, it's bad, but Kyla's not fat, she's overweight. it's not like she's an obese. i will totally respect Kyla if she decides to lose weight because of her will, not because of public's demand.

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Sep 15, 2017 02:59 am
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bottom line... an entertainers job is to be popular (literally!). so if kyla is not gaining fans, she needs to change. whether that entails being funny (like shindong), 4-d like bomi, or just losing weight - that's up to her. but she needs to stand out from 9 other members.

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Sep 13, 2017 04:42 am

Yes, idols/celebrities are expected to look good on TV. But no one asked Kyla to be stick thin either! She could be curvy like Hwasa (Mamamoo) or Rui (H.U.B), just by toning (no weight loss required!). Even if she lost some weight - what's the issue? Jihyo (Twice), Suhyun (AKMU) lost weight (they aren't skinny, they look great!).