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While South Korean news agencies have mostly been complimenting Red Velvet's performance in North Korea, a reporter in South Korea who was once a North Korean refugee apparently has a different story to tell.

The reporter expressed immense disappointment and stated:

"Everyone seemed to be lost and had blank expressions on their faces as Red Velvet's highly anticipated concert which promised to show capitalism's best failed to do so. I was disappointed as much as they were. They can't sing, and their choreography synchronization was all over the place. We have to remember that they were performing for a country where 10,000 people could synchronize their motions with each other perfectly. But the South showed four girls who could barely manage to move as one. "

As opposed to previous news articles claiming that the North Korean audience showed a different reaction than before, the North Korean people actually did look a little unimpressed.

What do you think? Was Red Velvet's performance really cringe-worthy? Or are North Koreans just hard to impress? Feel free to share your thoughts!

 

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guest
Mar 24, 2021 04:40 am

Maybe the Zimzalabim Mass Performance would've gone over better.

salessi
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salessi
Sep 21, 2020 05:08 am

Honestly they were probably really nervous and scared being without 1 member and in North Korea. I don't blame them.

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guest
Jan 25, 2020 08:26 pm

that reporter is mad dumb.. it’s north korea. they’re not allowed to show a hint of emotion in their faces. plus, in the audience there were a few girls smiling and enjoying the performance LOL. pathetic TT

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Apr 10, 2018 10:08 pm

I feel sorry for the gals. They must have felt silly and embarrassed with their sexy moves, performing before a society that is still experiencing hardship and which holds such different values. I felt the wave of judgmental eyes on their performance, as if incredulous of how shallow they were. For a few minutes, I was able to see Red Velvet's performance through the eyes of the North Korean audience. It got me thinking of my own values as well despite me being a KPOP fan. Some performances are skimpy and highly sexualised. What does it say of me if… Read more »

jenniex
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jenniex
Aug 8, 2021 10:20 pm
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look dude shut the fuck up . the dont really knew there songs as south korean music is banned in north korea. u r the one who is judgemental

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Apr 9, 2018 03:53 am

i think that red velvet's performances have nothing special after all I can't blame north korean netizens

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Apr 8, 2018 05:14 am

ok i think they have never seen another culture do this. I think they were inpressed but they didn't maybe know what kpop is.

wyrdythegerbil
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wyrdythegerbil
Apr 12, 2018 05:31 am
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I dont think RV did very well but it might be they were thrown off by only having four members..i feel a replacement group should have been sent instead..

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Apr 10, 2018 09:55 pm
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After your comment, I went to check out Lee Sun-hee's performance on youtube. Indeed, it was powerful and authentic. In comparison, Red Velvet was shown up as a commercialized package for a consumer society. I wonder whether the latter just reaffirmed the North Korea's beliefs.

wyrdythegerbil
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Apr 10, 2018 01:10 am
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Possibly..but there were other singers the audience did react to like Choi Jin-hee and especially Lee Sun-hee who`s performance and voice were a tour de force