The finale of A2K brings the debut of VCHA and one other dialogue of ageism in Okay-Pop.
Many followers have been involved with the ultimate lineup. Whereas this isn’t uncommon for a survival present, the dialogue heads in direction of the subject of ages, as a consequence of one member being born in 2010.
Many followers be aware the shortage of adults debuting in Okay-Pop, with issues that newly debuted idols are getting youthful and youthful, and the remedy of adults in Okay-Pop is discriminatory.
When singer Sori appeared on Combine 9 as a contestant, controversy stirred when Yang Hyun Suk commented on her age and the state of her profession due to it.
You’re fairly outdated. 28… Isn’t that the age for an idol to be retiring?
– Yang Hyun Suk
He questions the time she’s spent since her debut with CocoSori in 2016, and casually mentions that she shouldn’t be having fun with what she does contemplating her group had failed. Regardless of his feedback, Sori managed to make it to the ultimate lineup, just for the debut to be cancelled.
Netizens weren’t pleased about this, and it’s simply one in every of many discussions about ageism involving the discrimination of adults in Okay-Pop in favor of minors debuting.
generally i feel we should always band collectively and vote in survival exhibits to make sure solely adults debut, however i simply can’t carry myself to look at and sustain with them. we want like an organised effort throughout all kpop fandoms idk, it is so unhappy seeing these children being shoved into the digital camera
— 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙬 (@NEWTOPI4) July 18, 2023
kpop followers: we wish extra adults to debut and fewer minors !!!
jyp: okay im gonna prepare solely minors for my survival present together with a 12 12 months outdated
— shu ❓🏚 (@kittyeyecrust) July 21, 2023
The producer of Produce 101 additionally made a controversial remark for Excessive Reduce Journal when requested how male viewers would benefit from the second season of Produce 101, which concerned male contestants.
Principally, if this system is strong and properly structured, each women and men would take pleasure in it. It’s extra about high quality. I don’t know tips on how to specific the very first thing I did with the feminine model. It’s as a result of I feel we wanted to make healthful porn for males. (Laughs) Should you have a look at the performers, they seem like youthful sisters and nieces, however they’re cute, proper? I wished to make that type of pornographic content material.
This remark was thought of extraordinarily inappropriate, contemplating many Produce 101 contestants have been minors on the time, in addition to the correlation between youthful sisters and nieces to pornographic content material.
Minors have all the time debuted from the start of Okay-Pop, exploring “attractive” content material inappropriate for these beneath 18 to be performing, which is why many followers need to see extra teams of grown adults and for the addition of minors, particularly as younger as 14, to be excluded from debuting.
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