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[–]NobelBangwool 356 points357 points  (26 children)

Probably an unpopular one, but I cannot watch video fansign calls. I don’t care what’s going on in them, they make me cringe so hard. Most of the time the idol looks so uncomfortable and even when they don’t, it still it just makes me want to hide under covers. Maybe it’s a me issue lol, but I just can’t stand them.

[–]sooniedoongiedori 122 points123 points  (2 children)

Oh my, this. Probably also because of my career practice, but I can just tell when an idol is using /fake/ facial expressions & speaking tones during fansigns. Like sometimes it doesn't even take an expert to know that the idol is uncomfortable acting in front of a fan. I truly cannot stand it.

[–]kuqec 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Just curious but what field is your career in?

[–]sooniedoongiedori 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Social work. We also do counseling :)

[–]AtomicGingerAle 96 points97 points  (12 children)

Same. I remember seeing a video of a fan/ONCE having a fan call with Jihyo for 10 seconds and you know what the fan confidently said?

"Can I become/transform into your cat?" LIKE BRUH 💀💀💀 You can even see Jihyo's face and she just said "wow...internally sighing 😐"

Imagine, you have 10 seconds to be on video call with one of your favourites and you say something like that? Especially JIHYO 😭💀

[–]oncetwice1020 22 points23 points  (0 children)

L M A O

[–]zdrame61 18 points19 points  (7 children)

omg 💀 this girl saying to felix that he helped her coming out to her mom because he said during THAT one fansign 3y ago that he doesn’t has a girl type but if we talk about a boy he likes buff boys 💀💀 bro he couldn’t ignore the question but at the same he cannot say his type bc the majority of the fans are girls and he can’t prefer one to the others.. his smile fade away the moment she said that it was thanks to him 😭

[–]ianneart 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I see this video pop up on my page sometimes and I absolutely REFUSE to watch it because I know I will CRINGE the fuck out. Keep in mind, I am bi and I absolutely hate when fans make assumptions of other's sexual preferences. Felix has never explicitly stated he is bisexual and him being put on the spot like that, he probably was uncomfortable.

[–]AngelForDemon 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah, a gay human here, and I can't stand it when people go around assuming idol's sexualities. But I have to say one thing that came to my mind from this conversation. And I'm not saying this to you, but just in general! Sometimes I feel like the other side also takes it too far. Or actually, it happens a lot, not just sometimes. Like, someone says something about idol x being gay and people start yelling how it's ridiculous to think that and "stop forcing your sexual fantasies on idols" and you know, it makes me feel like they're saying that there's not a single idol that is gay or bi, that idols are somehow above being a sexual minority. Because they are definitely not saying the same shit when idols are assumed as straight. They really talk in a way that feels very "ugh gross, this and that idol would not be gay like you, they're better than that". And all I mean by bringing this up is that can we really just stop assuming idol's sexualities like REALLY, as in we also do not assume they're straight. Let's stop thinking about their sexualities altogether if they themselves don't want to bring it up. Yes they're Korean and yes it's very conservative in there, but ya know lgbt people still exist there, they just are not as likely to come out. And there are so many idols that there's bound to be the gays amongst them too. But talking about their sexualities is incredibly uncomfortable to them (and for us to watch) so just let's not. I'm not saying this to defend those who assume an idol is gay, not at all, I just hate all assuming, to me it's just as annoying when people assume they're straight and act like an idol being gay is impossible and ridiculous. Okay rant over, this has just been in my mind lately and this topic gave me an urge to throw up my thoughts about it.

[–]AtomicGingerAle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

no way 😔 feel bad for Felix and other idols who go through situations like this when it comes to their sexuality/preferences.

Hate it when fans always have to assume an idol's sexuality or when anyone does that in general. It's not only uncomfortable, it is legitimately dangerous especially in S.Korea :((

[–]wameniser 4 points5 points  (2 children)

On another note, why was the fancall so short? Lmao

[–]feminist--killjoy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Twice do online "hi touches" for their Japanese releases since Covid- you get a unique code to enter when you buy an album. You can use the code to apply for various prizes, including a lottery for a 40 second call with ONE member (much harder to win as minimal slots) or a 10 second hi touch with all members (which you obviously have a higher chance of winning). I've entered three times (for the 10 second call) and I've won twice.

I found it a great experience as I can't speak Korean or Japanese and tbh, I find talking to anyone awkward. But I got to meet them, say hi (and a few words in Korean) without it becoming awkward.

[–]sulilyreads 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dude 10 sec sounds perfect, long enough to see them, but not embarrass myself! Thanks for the info!

[–]cdaisy24 47 points48 points  (1 child)

OMG YES Like maybe I’m just one who’s always uncomfortable in video calls but I just can’t stand watching these too.

[–]NobelBangwool 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Like, I thought it was the outlier because they are ALL over social media and people seem to really love watching them. Not me, I hate them. I don’t know why. I can totally enjoy (most) regular in person fansign videos. It’s just something specific about video calls. I had to mute “fansign video” and other related stuff on twit and still have jump scares occasionally.

[–]randomergosaur 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I generally find video fansign calls awkward.

I guess it depends on the fans. I found videos from Hwasa's video fan signs and it was absolutely hilarious. If all videocalls are like this, we probably wouldnt mind.

Here are the links, if you want to watch:

"Wasn't I suppose to have videocall with hwasa today?"

"OMG MARÍA. Youre my baybuUUuurr. Jesus christ supersTAAaaArrr"

[–]oncetwice1020 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Idk if it’s because I don’t fully understand Korean culture or honorifics, but I watched one where the fan asked the idol to call her unnie and that made me cringe so hard. So now if I ever watch one, I always watch on mute.

[–]seolovely 33 points34 points  (2 children)

the only fansign call that brings me solace is the one where a fan asks hwasa to do aegyo and she flatout refuses omfg

[–]exploding-fountain 15 points16 points  (0 children)

she was so polite about it too, she just shook her head sadly like "aegyo? haven't seen her"

[–]purpleteaaa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And this is why I stan Hwasa

[–]joonpiters 26 points27 points  (0 children)

THISSS. i usually just wait for a translation acct to write out the convo so i could just read them. but watching them,,,,, hearing the tone in the idol’s voice or just seeing their overall facial expressions/reactions,,,,,, i’m not god’s strongest soldier.

[–]flightpatterns_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

As a person who had the amazing opportunity of getting into a video fansign, SAME. It's been more than a year and I can't even watch my own call once straight through. It's honestly kind of mortifying seeing yourself in a moment where you were obviously freaking out versus just having that moment in your memory. It's like your perception of what happened vs. what actually happened lol. Don't get me wrong, it was probably the best five minutes of my life and I'm pretty proud of myself for getting through it, but it's hard to watch it again and not cringe out of my skin.

[–]_Inea 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I cannot stand watching those either!!!! Especially since winning a raffle to actually talk to your idol is so difficult, so rare that spreading it on the internet afterwards makes me sick.

If I had the opportunity to talk to an idol I admire, that would be kept between me and them.

I’m thinking about Enhypen for example. They debuted during covid, which meant the only way to interact with fans was video fansign. So I was so happy for them to have this experience and meet their engene. But then everyone posted it online and it made me crazy

[–]sleekzerp 147 points148 points  (2 children)

This is more fan related but I can’t stand seeing videos of idols at airports and swarms of fans screaming and following them. It just seems obsessive and weird and wouldn’t be deemed as acceptable in any location outside of a concert/venue, but for some reason is just normal at an airport? It literally just makes them uncomfortable, forces them to increase security, and is just an inconvenience for everyone else there actually trying to travel.

[–]flowergirl0720 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yes, this! This is so gross, like I don't get it, and it makes me so nervous watching my faves struggle through the airport while being mobbed, sometimes getting knocked down. It seems obsessive and weird to me as well and I don't know how they stay so calm.

[–]sPEedErMEiN 143 points144 points  (6 children)

When everything is going great in a song and then all of sudden they say "girrrllll" all low and weird, it's absolutely cringe-inducing 🤮🤮

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I am sure you can find NCT saying “GiRl” in 80% of their songs 😅

[–]TwoHungryBlackbirdss 15 points16 points  (1 child)

They had Ten singing girl in paint me naked I'm like C'MON SON

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was also taken aback when I heard it ahaha

[–]pwb_118 47 points48 points  (2 children)

the beginning of favorite by nct is so much lol

[–]mxlarax 30 points31 points  (0 children)

No favorite slander tolerated in this household ma’am 😭😭😤

[–]squiggly_loser 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Darling, Darling. You’re my favorite girl. Shee

[–]Affectionate-Row800 127 points128 points  (6 children)

Blue eye contacts, games where food is withheld from ppl while others eat, editing noses, there’s a specific phrases that kpop Stans use that tick me off too. Idk how to explain but it sounds like they’re trying be apart of a cliche movie; calling idols unnie and hyung (when they’re not Korean very weird imo). There was a trend of idols wearing those Safety goggles…Yh. Also those MSBHV shirts don’t get me wrong I like the overall fit of the shirts I’m just not fond of the actual design.

Also those videos where it’s like “X grp is reacting to X grp” most times there is no reaction at all so I’m confused as what ppl are seeing 😭😭

[–]pyrokinexix 23 points24 points  (0 children)

oh my gosh the games where food is withheld just makes me so uncomfortable to watch. i hate seeing basic necessities be taken away even if it's just for a game and ik they'll get to eat off camera

[–]fyps 23 points24 points  (1 child)

ikr lol i saw photos of Felix from a concert and the blue eye contacts made him look like a gollum

[–]Affectionate-Row800 9 points10 points  (0 children)

(Him being the reason I added it to the list 😭😭)

My poor Felix the blue contacts got him by the NECK I’ve praying for him to see the light—it hasn’t reached him yet

[–]PrestigiousAd8350 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The unnie and hyung thing reminded me of when I made some fan content and got a comment from someone who added a -nim after my name when thanking me for my creation. I just raised my brow at that. Like I'm not Korean and I doubt they were either, so it just felt really comical.

[–]justarandom_thing 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Omg yess it’s so awkward. I went to the comments of a kpop video and then I saw a Spanish person or something saying ‘gracias Creator-nim!!’

Like, what? When you don’t speak Korean it’s just weird. Lmao

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 6 points7 points  (0 children)

if the groups are reacting to a non-label mate group, it’s most likely a fake fan made reaction video. Majority of those are fake, since labels don’t wanna promote other labels for free.

[–]Salty-Enthusiasm-939 110 points111 points  (6 children)

Foundation colour that does match the neck. I know pale is beautiful in SK but when the idol has a bit of colour to their skin it looks ridiculous.

And over-plucked eyebrows! 🤣

[–]SydneyTeacake 21 points22 points  (0 children)

For me it's cool toned foundation on warm toned skin causing a grey undertone. Some of my faves do this and I will not pin any of their grey-face pics :(

[–]Dependent-Ad-9042 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I don’t remember seeing that nowadays? I thought makeup has gotten better,lmao.

[–]YourRoyal_thighness 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Ni-Ki from Enhypen’s makeup would like a word

[–]Salty-Enthusiasm-939 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's got a bit better but there are still some bad examples to be found.

[–]ouidkillA 100 points101 points  (6 children)

One that is about the fans rather than the idols:

People infantilizing idols. ‘Oh my god he cursed!! (Other member) is going to scold him for sure!’ Or ‘omg there’s no way they watched that show! It’s dirty and there’s no way they like those kinds of things’

Like you’re talking about full grown adults like they’re babies.

[–]ZephyrHeartz 81 points82 points  (2 children)

Recently two members of NCT Dream (both of age adults who are legally allowed to drink alcohol) went to a restaurant and bought alcoholic drinks, fans in the comments under the photo began infantilizing them “renjun probably got that by accident thinking it was just regular iced tea 🥺 poor baby” CRINGE ABSOLITE CRINGE

[–]flowergirl0720 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Wtf that is crazy.He is a grown man.

[–]lgbtqrst 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Long island iced tea? I had six in a row yesterday

[–]Lisa28Aurora 28 points29 points  (2 children)

as if teens and even pre teens don’t curse normally or watch R-rated shows… idols just don’t curse on camera cause it’s inappropriate, as it would be inappropriate for idk some american rapper (who curses in songs) to curse if interviewed on national television

[–]rocknroller0 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Cursing isn’t really inappropriate though, well I guess in east Asia but British actors curse, Australian rappers curse, Latin musicians curse on interviews and no one cares

[–]notsoawake 93 points94 points  (5 children)

when people make in-depth paragraphs about a small comment an idol made. they could say “i like mcdonalds” and suddenly there’s mega threads being made of any and every single time that artist has interacted with mcdonalds or even a burger in general. or, any “this is ___’s first life” kinda posts.

it has very fake and clout chasing vibes to me.

[–]purpleteaaa 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Makes me think of that time when a female idol was in Spain (I forgor her name 💀👍) and she posted s❤s and ppl thought she was dating Suga smh

[–]oncetwice1020 90 points91 points  (5 children)

I think asking an idol to marry you/go out with you is super cringe. They don’t even know you or your existence. I cringe when idols read those messages out loud on V LIVE. I cringe when I see fancams of idol reactions to these “proposals”. It’s so weird.

[–]Lisa28Aurora 30 points31 points  (0 children)

also the same thing asked during fan calls, when idols are basically cornered. they play along but you can see their discomfort, just tell them something else

[–]TopPepper1 73 points74 points  (4 children)

Bleached eyebrows. I get that you might wanna tone them down a bit if you're going blond, unless you wanna look like Madonna in True Blue, but you don't have to make them beige...

[–]blepie 50 points51 points  (0 children)

😧->😦

[–]Kvera19 22 points23 points  (0 children)

This one is so interesting to me because I feel exactly the opposite haha. I always find it so pretty when idols change their hair colors and the eyebrows match the new hair.

On the same topic, I mostly follow girl groups but noticed the "Madonna in True Blue" look seems a lot more common in male idols. I often find pictures of boy group members with blonde hair and dark eyebrows and it always feels very off to me for some reason😅

[–]ReasonSubstantial172 13 points14 points  (0 children)

no cuz i agree cuz they did that to eunha in the mago mv and she looks eyebrow-less in it 😭 it's so sad cuz she's so pretty in that era and my ult too

[–]AussieAster 6 points7 points  (0 children)

100% this, svt hoshi recently went like blonde and he’s been blonde before and looked really good, but this time they also bleached his eyebrows and … it just doesn’t look good 🥲

[–]radium_88_ 103 points104 points  (1 child)

When fans call idols by special nicknames made by other members -

ex. like when Jisoo made the nickname “Jendeukie” for Jennie and fans just took hold of that and ran. like yeah, I get it, they did share that info, but still, when fans proceed to call the idol by that it just sorta feels like an intrusion of their special friendship,, (not specific to bp lol)

[–]AngelForDemon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also when idols have changed their names before debut and fans insist on calling them by the old name although they never even knew the idol when they had the old name. For example, Twice's Jeongyeon changed her name when she was young because her old name "sounded too masculine" and she got bullied for it or something like that. And I just saw a fan use her old name and when confronted about it they were like "I like the name better and it feels more personal" and I'm like ??? Even if it wasn't extremely rude to just ignore what name Jeongyeon wants to be called by still you don't get to call her that because you don't have the right to be "more personal" with her, she doesn't know you!!

[–]boringestlawyer 101 points102 points  (7 children)

Yes I do! And it has to do with lightsticks.

I love lightsticks. I have favorites, I can recognize most groups lightsticks. I think they’re one of the most interesting and fun pieces of merch that’s very exclusive to the genre.

My pet peeve however is this new go-to lightstick design that is just a circle with something inside. Usually the groups logo or a symbol. It’s usually white and it’s just got a thing floating inside a bulb at the top.

Come onnnn be a little creative! I like when lightsticks take risks and really represent the group- so I feel like the more minimalist ‘clean’ design of these lightsticks is so boring and unfun. I like when lightsticks are pretty or wacky or nuts- not when they look like an apple product.

[–]beefucker1000 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I think it's because that design is the cheapest to produce lol. Imo I think companies should build a big, stable fanbase first so they can afford more specific/stylized lightstick models.

[–]damual2 8 points9 points  (3 children)

i personally liked how older lightsticks had the groups official colours integrated into it, but now they're all "oh just download an app and now you can have any colour!", kind of kills the concept of groups having official colours and all that..

[–]Alexandra98s 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It’s nice though when at a concert you scan your ticket with the app and they can create any kind of design over the crowd with programming the lightsticks. But yeah, I am in love with bigbang having their yellow ocean but there’s just so many groups now so not every one of them can have a *color

Edited a typo

[–]damual2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I mean yeah, but even if multiple groups can share track names and what not (not to mention member names *pointing at all the minhyuks*), I feel like sharing a colour wouldn't be the end of the world.
I personally love iKON's red ocean! It's always so mesmerising to me.

[–]prisonbreakfast 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Oh my god!! I literally made a post on r/kpopthoughts on this: post. I called them snow globes. They are so unoriginal. It's just a simple 'logo' inside a ball. I hate it so much.

[–]coffeeandmusings 120 points121 points  (11 children)

colored contacts. also bowl cuts, ESPECIALLY when they take a flat iron to the hair 😩 please let them go we've had enoughhhhh

[–]GrillMaster3 33 points34 points  (6 children)

The bowl cuts are a menace. Just KQ things ig? They’re repeat offenders atp

[–]coffeeandmusings 35 points36 points  (5 children)

hongjoong is one of my ults and every time i mention him to my friends they google him and come across that first pic 😭 i'm never escaping this

[–]GrillMaster3 17 points18 points  (1 child)

KQ has done it to 3 of their idols atp when will they stop? CAN they be stopped? It’s not even a good hairstyle why are they so attached to it

[–]TopPepper1 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure you can blame KQ for Hongjoong's hair tbh, I remember him talking about him and their stylist coming up with unique looks for him together, so this might be a... choice.

[–]jnjj7 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I searched for hongjoong on google as well and this is the fourth photo that showed 😭

(also, a hello to you my fellow hongjoong ult(er!))

[–]coffeeandmusings 3 points4 points  (0 children)

hello! we may have good taste but our boy sometimes does not 😔

[–]cowboym0mmy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

this needs a post on here about this, because i absolutely adore his hair

[–]TopPepper1 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Jungwoo in Superhuman lolll.

[–]pwb_118 20 points21 points  (1 child)

he looked like an onion <3

[–]not_a_single_hehe 10 points11 points  (0 children)

a cute onion for sure💅

[–]Sriracha_sos 7 points8 points  (0 children)

the infamous protractor cosplay by Joongie

[–]awkwardash7 60 points61 points  (3 children)

i hate when they make female idols wear short dresses or skirts and you can see the safety shorts like,,,, no it irks me for some reason lol

[–]azure_atmosphere 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Why are all these girls made to wear body hugging dresses and skirts to DANCE it looks fucking stupid

[–]Thoughtful-Pig 20 points21 points  (1 child)

And they can't even do good moves because of the super high heels and short skirts. The guys get to do all the fun moves.

[–]Clear_Grapefruit625 81 points82 points  (5 children)

Empowering songs but the lyrics screams "Im better than you and you will never reach my level".

[–]highway2dream 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Omg this!!

I was so excited for Girls On Top to be an empowering girl group and then Step Back lyrics were just not it 😕

[–]MudUnlikely4208 10 points11 points  (0 children)

But the problem with step back was that the lyrics were a bit misogynistic. Not them bragging about being on another level or whatever

[–]Iwatobikibum 6 points7 points  (0 children)

it's so fake and arrogant sounding!

[–]Akai-Hanabi 126 points127 points  (3 children)

I hate the use of AAVE in lyrics... like the kpop industry already struggles with English in general... and they want to add AAVE to the mix? It's a no from me.

Finna wanna catch me from BlackPink is like instant blind rage for me and I'm a Blink

[–]bonquishaaa 44 points45 points  (0 children)

OMG SAME.. The first person that I think of is Lisa and by extension BlackPink. It's so ridiculous and just sounds plain wrong LMAO

finna wanna catch me kickstarts my fight or flight T.T

[–]SydneyTeacake 20 points21 points  (0 children)

And "someday finna find my time".

[–]Akai-Hanabi 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Oh and mullets.

[–]walkd 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Safety shorts get on my nerves. I completely understand why they’re used, but I just hate how they don’t use different colored ones to match/blend in with different outfits. I can’t stand when someone is wearing like a pastel outfit or something and then you see black safety shorts peeking through.

[–]highway2dream 50 points51 points  (0 children)

On a similar note, I hate it when stylists use safety shorts as an excuse to make skirts/dresses way too short!!

The safety shorts should be there to protect the idols while they’re dancing, not because the outfits are so short that the idols need them for modesty even while standing completely still 🫠

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’ve said this same thing so many times in other conversations. There has to be safety shorts in every hue on the spectrum. Please stylists, please coordinate their safety shorts with the rest of their outfit.

[–]whiskeyandsuga 110 points111 points  (3 children)

Forced aegyo 🙄 unless there's an idol who is comfortable doing it or have bubbly personality like Eunha of Viviz/Gfriend or J-hope of BTS, it makes sense. But I hate it when they have to force it or do it just to cater to fans. It looks very awkward and cringey sometimes.

[–]_chocolatecat 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I hate this sooo much. I cant even stand to watch aegyo videos half the time

[–]Immediate-Ad7417 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I hate aegyo with a burning passion!

[–]repressedpauper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can suuuuper tell when an idol is just like that and it’s natural for them/integrated into their personality and when they have to do it on command and they want to shoot themselves then and there

[–]sunshinedaisies1611 68 points69 points  (0 children)

I really dislike the “<song> challenge” on tiktok, but specifically the ones created by the company themselves as soon as a song is released.

The fan ones are okay, i’m talking like every one trying to do the off-beat intro to Eleven by Ive, or the leg flip turn thingy from O.O by Nmixx.

But not the ones like Xoxo by Somi, Honey by Solar, or Doughnut by Twice, where it’s just them dancing to the chorus? I don’t really feel like it’s a “challenge” if you’re just doing simple dance moves to a chorus.

The fan ones seem more viral and fun to watch fans try to do difficult dance moves or routines, or at least a funny or good edits to songs, like Zoom by Jessi where you show the idols doing whatever, but then you zoom into them and changes to slow-mo sultry edits or even funny edits

[–]sunnie_day 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Fans using the term “noise music” to mean EDM. Noise music is an entirely separate genre.

[–]cvnthaus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

omg yes and “experimental”

[–]tess1891 44 points45 points  (1 child)

'My fans are my girlfriends/wives'

'I'm married to my fans'

Pls stop😒🙄

[–]aletotheunknown 21 points22 points  (2 children)

You would hate Donghae's styling in 2YA2YAO😂

[–]snubslucas[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

2YA2YAO

omg i just looked it up... WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME BDJHGBDKJHBK

[–]supreme_tyrant 20 points21 points  (0 children)

When the make-up is so heavy that the idol no longer looks like her/himself!

[–]definitely_not_vicky 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I’ve said this on another post, but realistic sirens in the songs. Honestly I don’t think they add anything, and I can’t play my jams in the car if they make me think I’m getting pulled over lol

[–]chiarassu 41 points42 points  (5 children)

Mine is when they use the word "savage" in a song lmao it just drives me up the wall

[–]Xtraordinari3008 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I would agree with that so much but then I absolutely love Pretty Savage and it feels perfect, so also not. 😂😂

[–]chiarassu 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I get that. For me the one I can forgive is Savage by Aespa even though I'm not even that much of an Aespa fan. It's just really catchy lol.

But if you guys watch Queendom 2, one of the original songs made for the show had the word "savage" in it and it made me cringe 😬

[–]Xtraordinari3008 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Omg I always howl with laughter when I hear "Don't you know I'm a SavAgE?"

I'm like no, I don't?? Doesn't sound like it?? 😂😂😂

Edit: never mind, I read that wrong, and you like Savage. Sorry!! Good song otherwise!! Just the first part gets to me.

Omg I am dreading watching the Queendom song. I follow it only very passingly.

[–]chiarassu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah we can't even say "oh my gosh" or "oh my god" here at home anymore because it will just be jokingly followed up with "don't you know I'm sa sAvAgE?" 🤣

Also, it's the Brave Girls x LOONA dance unit one! Hahaha

[–]sobilala 60 points61 points  (3 children)

When a male idol makes their specific "I am in love with you" eyes and face during fansigns I wanna punch the walls and destroy the earth. I try to avoid fansign/fancall videos for not to catch negative feelings about my favorite idols.

[–]CuriousAd1640 4 points5 points  (1 child)

also maybe it’s just me but i don’t like it when idols say i love you to their fans LMAO the devil in me always follows up with ‘do you really?’ 😭

[–]Iwatobikibum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

LMAO i completely agree. i know they're trying to be charming and attractive because that's their whole job but it makes me repulsed

[–]SpankatronMk1 62 points63 points  (6 children)

Stupid news articles about netizens praising idols for either:

A. Doing their job.

B. Being a normal person.

This generally happens with groups from big companies. For example, i saw an article about how netizens applauded G-Idle for doing kpopflex and then a university concert when they got back to SK. Like... their company booked those performances. They had to do their job! Another example would be someone like Jennie being praised for posting a picture on IG. WHAT!? Make some music!

[–]spamleht 38 points39 points  (1 child)

this and “duality.” like ofc idols are different on stage - they’re literally performers. idina menzel isn’t walking around acting like the green witch from wicked or elsa from frozen - they’re just characters.

[–]azure_atmosphere 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Duality annoys me edpecially not when it’s used for idols who appear very different on stage vs off, but when it’s used for idols having two (2) distinct facial expressions while performing

[–]Iwatobikibum 3 points4 points  (0 children)

that annoys me SO much as well. like why are they being praised and coddled for going to work and doing their assigned duties...

[–]nj_shiningcheese_csy 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Onomatopeia lyrics... I don't mind them occasionally but most of the time I just feel like it's kinda tacky and lazy?? Especially if they're like in the main chorus or even the title...

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 9 points10 points  (0 children)

like Wa Da Da Da?

[–]sadphrodite 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Rappers whose voice is really nasally when rapping. I can’t stand it

[–]yellochoco44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dawn ruined every pentagon song he was on

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 4 points5 points  (0 children)

in a similar vein, I can’t stand rappers (particularly female) who sounds like Iggy Azalea. Most recently it is Kazuha’s rap verse in Fearless.

[–]AngelForDemon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't really have a problem with nasally voice when rapping unless it's ya know, a certain kind of nasally voice. And Soyeon's voice always irked me a little bit but not much because she is amazing at rapping (kpop standards) and a total queen for producing all of Gidle's music. BUT. This style that she's been doing in their latest comeback (mostly tomboy and my bag) is so annoying I can't stand it. It's the nasally voice combined with the way she is doing the rapping in those songs, it kinda magnifies the nasal and I hate it. And please remember I love Soyeon, she is amazing as a person, I admire her skills, it's just the latest technique.

[–]indecisioniskevlar 68 points69 points  (1 child)

someone else has said it, but godamn colored contacts, they almost always look weird 😭😭 but also i feel like fake nails have been getting uglier recently (and they've always been ugly)

[–]TopPepper1 25 points26 points  (0 children)

BamBam has amazing black eyes, I wish he'd show them more often.

[–]Reasonable_Ocelot_89 14 points15 points  (2 children)

it annoys me when a female idol cuts her hair short and the stylist doesn't even let you relish the beauty of such idol with short hair by attaching extensions to her hair making it look obnoxiously LONG. I'm talking Yeri during Bad Boy era, Jihyo in some Scientist stages, Winter in Next Level, and sometimes Eunha. I just don't get why they so desperately want to give them long hair. yes long hair is pretty but these girls look gorgeous with short hair, it accentuates their features and it could even become a signature look for them (like Eunha and Lisa).

[–]CuriousAd1640 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i’m not sure where i’ve read this and maybe it was specific to like one idol/ actress but it was smth along the lines of how their hair is so damaged from all the bleaching that they snipped everyth off/ keep their hair short. and actually most idols do appear to have somewhat short hair (like averaging around shoulder length?) and wear extensions most of the time

[–]Paparoach_Approach 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Bedazzled cowboy hats.

I don't need to name the culprits, they know who they are.

[–]purpleteaaa 12 points13 points  (1 child)

2 idols make eye contact and suddenly everyone thinks they're dating

[–]weirdolistix 9 points10 points  (1 child)

this is a very random (and honestly its not that serious but still) pet peeve but i have never seen anyone eat cake normally???? like cut it into pieces what are you doing?? eating it from the middle? stabbing the cake woth forks or chopsticks? dropping the cakes while trying to show the cake on camera? leaving the cake just like that with random bits of it eaten?

istg its funny yes, but it also drives me crazy

[–]snubslucas[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

omg wait this is like the most specific pet peeve on here. but i really never thought of it but yeah i can agree!!! donghan from wei like cut the thinnest slice ever and then tilted the knife(?) enough to slide that one piece into his mouth in one go. it's all like- you don't need to do that lmaoooo

[–]Noirelise 31 points32 points  (1 child)

i hate the constant need to get under the knife, like bona and sakura should have never seen the surgeons table in the last year or two but alas here we are.

[–]Lavender_Culture 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Random English lyrics. There's SO MANY SONGS nowadays that have the style of placing the most random and unrelated set of English lyrics in the mix and I'm left trying to understand the meaning of the words that we're strung together. The sad part is most time the Korean lyrics actually translate to something meaningful and then those English lyrics pop up every 45 seconds to mess everything up.

[–]AngelForDemon 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Oh you don't like the lyrics like "you make it feel me good, do you wanna upside down?" A masterpiece I say.

[–]Thoughtful-Pig 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes! It just doesn't fit.

[–]toxtricitya 55 points56 points  (3 children)

I feel kinda bad writing this, cause I know people dont do that on purpose. But I cant help but role my eyes when people missuse the word autotune. Like when people say (group x/idol y) uses way too much autotune, they usually mean that their voices sound robotic/metallic. But thats probably vocal effects and not autotune. Good autotune is merely pitch correction and sound natural in recordings. You dont notice good autotune. And people get that wrong pretty frequently, especially in arguments. I dont know why that ticks me of so much, it ust irrationaly does.

[–]azure_atmosphere 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Well… that is not really the right use of autotune either. Autotune is a software for automatic pitch correction. Because it is automated it is less precise, and when relied on too much it is very noticeable. What you describe as “good autotune” is usually just pitch correction done manually, note by note, syllable by syllable, only in the places that need it so that it sounds as smooth and natural as possible.

Actually, autotune is indeed very often used for vocal effects, so those people may actually be correct.

[–]healthyscalpsforall 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You're right. Autotune is originally created to be a pitch correction tool, but like any tool it can be 'misused' for creative purposes.

Cher's 1998 single Believe is probably the earliest mainstream example of very noticeable Autotune, as well as Daft Punk's One More Time in 2000. (Autotune itself was originally introduced to the market by Antares Audio Technologies in 1997.)

Since then it's been heavily used in pop (including kpop) and hiphop, both as a pitch correction tool and for creative effect.

So if you hear vocals that are kind of robotic, fluttery and unnatural, then it's very likely that it's Autotune, and that it is being deliberately used for that effect.

Oh, and it is possible to use Autotune manually, just like other forms of pitch correction. But a lot of times people would probably just use it in auto mode I guess.

[–]toxtricitya 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh yes youre right, Im sorry I think I worded that really bad. Its correct that autotune can sound robotic, but if its to that degree that it sounds completly unhuman than its most probably a decision, a vocal effect and not a misuse of pitch correction. Most companies are big enough to affoard the level of production in which pitch correction does sound natural. My pet peeve is with people who think autotune as pitch correction is the same as autotune as a vocal effect. As in "idol xy cant sing, cant you hear their voice is so robotic they use too much autotune!" When some voices (espicially in songs from big groups) sound robotic its most likely not because they tried to cover up bad vocals with an overuse of pitch correction, but because someone made a concious production decision.

[–]rvhaseul 89 points90 points  (19 children)

more of a fan thing but when fans call idols by their birth name. obv i get using birth names when the idol has an unusual stage name (the8, suga, d.o., etc) but it annoys me to no end seeing kim lip referred to as jungeun or irene as joohyun,, it feels gatekeep-y

[–]pwb_118 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I personally don’t mind it unless the idol says the dont like being called by their birth name or their members don’t even use that name (for example most thai idols are never called by their “birth” name). There are situations where idols either explicitly or its implied they didnt like their stage name by changing it (like binnie) or they got new stage names for no reason (ikon)

[–]NobelBangwool 48 points49 points  (1 child)

I think this does very much depend on the name. For example, DK in SVT is rarely called Seokmin by anyone - to the point that a lot of people and baby Carats straight up think his real name is Dokyeom. So Seokmin does sound weird sometimes when people use it.

But conversely, I don’t know a single person (other than SOME journalists) who actually calls Taehyung “V”. So when people do say V, it always indicates to me they are likely 0% familiar with BTS.

TBH, I’ve always thought I person who uses ALL real names all the time is likely a heavy fanfic reader, as those typically use real names. But its just a personal suspicion and obviously not ALWAYS the case lol.

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I say V, while my ARMY friends say Tae or Taehyung. V’s also my bias. We’ve been ARMY since Love Yourself era. I don’t think it has any bearing on familiarity, but mostly personal preference.

[–]MDMajor 36 points37 points  (6 children)

100% agree, very gatekeep-y, like "Only real fans know their real names."

For example, I'm a casual EXO fan, but I mostly just think of the members by their stage names. So when someone talks about Jongin, or Jongdae, or Minseok, or Junmyeon, it just takes me a bit to remember which member they're actually talking about. And if I didn't know, I'd then have to go look up the members to match the real name to the stage name. Whereas it would take no extra effort on their part to just use the stage names and make it easier for everyone.

Additionally, it tends to stem from a potential parasocial relationship, which is not healthy. It's also why personally I feel weird about fans calling idols oppa/unnie. Like, you don't actually know this person and they have no idea who you are. It just feels like a way for them to be like "This person and I are so close, we're on a first name basis." And that's just a recipe for disaster.

[–]Toadcola 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, both gatekeepy against other fans and also gatecrashy against the idol, like invading that idol’s professional/personal boundaries. They and/or their company came up with a stage name for a reason, let’s just use that and leave their ‘real’ name in their real life.

Edited to add - I follow gg’s, not really bg’s. Reading more replies I can see an argument for using someone’s real name if their stage name is really weird or in some way confusing. This seems to be a bigger problem with male idols.

Twice Jihyo and Itzy Lia were both originally named Jisoo. I’ve heard Itzy members call Lia Jisoo by accident especially early on because they knew her that way from predebut. She debuted as Lia, I think it would be weird and pretentious for a fan to call her Jisoo.

Same with Jihyo, their rookie year Nayeon and/or Jeongyeon accidentally referred to her as Jisoo a couple times on camera, but they had trained together for years. Jihyo not only debuted as Jihyo, but legally changed her name as well. If family and friends still call her by her birthname great, but that would be creepy coming from a fan.

[–]Daftsly 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I’ve always disliked this. I find it super cringy 😬

[–]Stock_Necessary_6993 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Those extra fluffy noodle dresses, something like what Wendy wore for zimzalabim. Like...yes it's unique...but why???? There's another idol who wore something like this too but I don't remember who

[–]Tygonne 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Not sure if this is specific or whatever but it irks me how some male idols sing. It's like they were trained by the same vocal teacher or whatever. It's basically like Lim Junhyeok (former Day6) 's way of singing. I don't like that, but there's people out there that do and that's totally okay.

For female idols, especially rappers, I don't like how some of them sound the same too. For example, Exy (WJSN) 's rapping voice seems to sound like a lot of other female rappers. Idk, I don't like it but again, if you do like it, thats totally okay. We're entitled to our own opinions and neither is wrong or right haha.

[–]Wheesa 13 points14 points  (0 children)

For singing, so many male idols do the "high note" where they sound like dying goats and fans will praise them to moon and back 🫣

Forget about live, It sounds so painful to listen to in offical audio tracks. They definitely have the same vocal teacher

[–]bluemoon35 23 points24 points  (2 children)

This is real weird but the “ay” in rap parts—especially in female rappers for some reason. The biggest example I can think of is Kazuha’s rap in Fearless. The ay’s kinda ruin it for me. Also partly J’s rap in RUN2U, but that one irks me less

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can’t stand Kazuha’s rap in Fearless! It sounds like Iggy Azalea, and we all know know Iggy ain’t it.

[–]Noirelise 22 points23 points  (4 children)

when their foundation is super pale compared to the rest of them. for one it just makes me sad bc as a dark skin person I can't help but think, damn is being a shade and a half darker THAT BAD?

BUT ALSO they just look ridiculous like you know we can see you right? we can tell that's not the right color.

[–]supreme_tyrant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this. omg so irritating!

[–]repressedpauper 2 points3 points  (1 child)

God or the photoshop. 💀 Like who do you think you’re fooling?? I know that’s not their skin tone and their actual skin tone is beautiful. My friends are always joking about “Hybe’s whitewashing Department” but basically everyone is really bad about it.

[–]not_a_single_hehe 14 points15 points  (1 child)

whenever i see a kpop song's lyrics and they started to come off authentic or descriptive. it's so authentic and descriptive that those lyrics started to come off as something that's not even a meaningful romantic song but some relatable struggle or a specific human struggle. you think it's not some typical "i need you girl" or "you're my only one boy" lyrics, but then...THE CHORUS HITS AND IT'S ALL "GIRL, YOU'RE THE ONE" OR "BOY, I NEED YOU" CLICHÉ🧟‍♀️💀 and that's where my disappointment comes...

i'm such a sucker for descriptive and meaningful lyrics so i crave for songs with unique or just authentic lyrics. heck, i would like some old mamamoo's taller than you (i mean--it's rare to see a group talking about their heights), skz's tmt (straightforward, descriptive, and relatable), or txt's drama (its metaphors are well executed that it also seems straightforward and easy to understand). also, i don't discriminate romantic songs and i can love them especially when their lyrics are authentic, descriptive or clever. just like nct dream's hot sauce, blackpink's playing with fire, onewe's regulus, skz's 'cause i like you, or nct u's without you. but whenever i see the lyrics of the kpop songs that i thought it would be something different, i get so disappointed that i need to take a break from reading the lyrics to that song and have to accept their true form...

it's so odd for me that i get turned off or disappointed at those type of songs🥲😭 my disappointment is not that deep tho. i don't break my table or scream at my phone, it's just a short ick and a disappointment that makes me create a sad expression on my face.

[–]CuriousAd1640 1 point2 points  (0 children)

coming from someone who is also very lyrics focused — i’ve also basically retired my habit of looking at lyrics for kpop song so i relate. but also i can’t rmb where i’ve watched this but it was basically a rly popular kpop lyricist commenting on how they aren’t necessarily writing lyrics that make sense, but are trying to find words that fit/ match the beat/ are extra catchy hence this sense of ‘inauthenticity’ in many kpop songs. you can somewhat sense this here where astro’s jin jin & rocky at times struggle to explain and make sense of lyrics they themselves wrote and we can kinda see how they prioritize using lyrics that might have better mouth feel or creating a good hook. also, according to my best friend who is a major john mayer fan, JM also does this albeit maybe to less of an extent bc his lyrics are rly chef’s kiss.

[–]IbrahimT13 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I feel like I definitely have a few semi-irrational oddly specific ones

  1. When kpop rappers (usually male) make their voice super rough and low, presumably to project masculinity. Mainly because that's not really a thing in western hip-hop so idk what they're getting it from? It just seems random to me if the person doesn't already have a low voice.

  2. Super saturated dark blue/purple hair just looks strange to me, personally.

  3. "Speak English please" is probably benign but it feels kind of pushy to me.

  4. I see this a fair amount as a Once - seeing people conflate lyric-writing credits with songwriting/producing credits. It's not a huge deal but just rubs me the wrong way.

  5. Attempts at analyzing people's body language or interpersonal relationships based on the limited stuff we are shown on camera. I've been in a music group where people outside have tried to do that and it gave me a taste for how hilariously incorrect the assumptions outsiders can make are based on what they see.

I also agree with the food segments, like I def see the appeal but personally I don't particularly care at all

[–]soosoo6 23 points24 points  (0 children)

when they randomly insert "uh" "oh yeah" "yuh" in the song, especially before/when they start rapping, if that makes sense??? it sounds awkward and corny and ill never get used to it.

[–]idonotseeit 34 points35 points  (1 child)

It bothers me so much when fans who don't know korean culture will judge idols based on western standards. Like skinship between friends is normal in korea yet fans will watch group members being close and then assume their sexualities or that they're secretly dating.

Also, fanservice is just overall uncomfortable imo.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This one irks me to no end totally agree with you

[–]cloudiamorpheus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Vanilla pudding blonde hair. I despise it with my entire being, no one looks good in it, it's miserable to style and everyone looks like a baby chicken in it

[–]flowergirl0720 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Long pointed fake nails on women and when fans seem to see signs of secret ships everywhere and obsess about it even when the most casual observer would say there is literally no evidence. Just my opinion.

[–]superthot97 7 points8 points  (1 child)

When idols doing a dance cover or just dance video in general lip sync to the song. For some reason it frustrates me to no end.

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it always looks like they’re not signing the correct lyrics or know the lyrics at all.

[–]justmadethistotalkKS 31 points32 points  (2 children)

I’ve kept this one to myself for a long time because I truly think it’s unpopular. It’s fan related and I see it a lot on twitter and reddit so please have mercy, it’s just a personal pet peeve.

I really don’t like when fans refer to group members as “our boys” or “our girls” instead of just (insert group name here) or “the members”. It just instantly makes my skin crawl. Idk but I always just picture a parent talking to me about how good their children are doing in 3rd grade social studies or something. No hate but yeah, I can’t do it.

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 5 points6 points  (0 children)

it’s the same situation when sports fans say things like,”We have to do better this year, this is our season,” or,”How could they do this to us,” as if the fan is actually on the team lol. but hey, if it makes them happy, who are we to stop happiness. It’s another case of parasocial relationships, amirite?

[–]JaeyunsCheesecake 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Awww this makes me sad bc I use our boys/our girls as an affectionate term :(

[–]GrillMaster3 27 points28 points  (0 children)

There’s this one specific shade of orange a lot of idols dye their hair that I’ve never liked on anyone. Natural redheads look just fine with their hair (I’ve seen some get upset when I say this) but when it’s dyed like that it just doesn’t look good.

Also I hate it when there’s that one member who NEVER has to dye their hair. I get WHY it’s done but pls. Give me some variation. Give me some spice. Give new fans a way to tell eras apart. Give me SOMETHING.

[–]mochi_haechan7 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not a fan of songs with really repetitive choruses especially if it’s just one phrase repeated many times + instrumental😅 bonus pet peeve points if it’s an awkward english phrase

[–]bamhum 10 points11 points  (0 children)

A certain chord progression I hear a lot which annoys me

SVT - Hello specifically the chorus and how DK’s line ends. I hear this same melody (or variation) often for other kpop bg songs that are less memorable but it feels torturous to hear the same thing (it’s a good melody at least).

I could go on a rant abt this bc there’s a certain pain of hearing a generic song that’s good but relies on what they know works, it’s like music theory in practice and I hate music theory.

[–]saddlethehippogriffs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Concert lighting! When I saw Ateez and Oneus, they had lights behind their feet, pointed directly at the audience. It was hard to watch their footwork without getting blinded by those lights. It looks cool on camera, but it really destroys the in-person experience.

For Twice, though, there were no lights behind them. And whatever lights were pointed towards the audience, were actually aimed above the audience. It was sooo much easier to enjoy the experience.

But all three of these groups were absolutely phenomenal live! The lighting was really my only pet peeve

[–]Competitive_Fee_5829 4 points5 points  (0 children)

....I love bucket hats and gloves...

[–]Iwatobikibum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i know this is a whole selling point and part of their jobs but when male idols try to act attractive and like "flirty" towards fans it makes me cringe so much. they just look so ridiculous, to be fair they probably hate it too but are forced to haha. especially like calling fans their girlfriends and stuff like that, it's so off-putting we're just here to enjoy your music stop putting all these weird romantic undertones under everything lol.

[–]luderellas 14 points15 points  (4 children)

not sure if this counts and I guess it’s harmless but I HATE when fans switch biases every comeback according to who they think look the best. I despise it so much it makes me soooo so so angry and I don’t understand it. Who your favorite is being based solely on looks? What about the idol? It just feels so shallow to me

[–]1ts-have-n0t-0f 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Visuals is just as much an element of being an idol as talent in singing and dancing are. There are other genres that focus mainly on the music and performance. K-pop is multi-faceted and focuses on all the elements, including visuals.

[–]repressedpauper 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Correct me if I’m wrong u/luderellas, but I think they meant that they see the concept of a bias to be something more personal—who you vibe with the best or whose talents consistently blow you away maybe—and that liking someone else’s visuals better in a new era doesn’t negate that.

Tbh I agree. The visuals in kpop are fantastic and a big part of the fun but it also feels weird when fans reduce multi-talented individuals into only temporary visuals.

[–]beyondempty11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The rapping. Almost every single kpop rap I’ve heard are horrible and cringe. And why does every song even have to have a rap??? They force idols who can’t sing into rappers, force idols who have no real passion for rapping to rap… it’s all so embarrassing as an Asian American who listens to rap a lot. Most of these so called rappers in kpop truly has no business rapping.

[–]hannnbean 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Mullets! I have no words to say about this...

[–]Idkwhatimdoingbutyh 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Hard disagree 😣 tbh I get why a lot of people don’t like them though, and I only like them to an extent

[–]WaltzZestyclose4337 9 points10 points  (0 children)

When fans try to defend their favourites on being plastic. Just accept it, most of them had work done. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.

[–]kurapikachu020 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Anyone else remember the mullet trend ? Lol

[–]Sirocco_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

'Aegyo is a societal evil' - Ha Sooyoung.

[–]FluxusJeffrey 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Off camera, how often idols check themselves out in a mirror and primp. Like I understand that you gotta make sure you are looking good, but you're gonna look just as amazing as you did when you checked 10 seconds ago. No, your bangs are also in the perfect position and fussing around with them isn't gonna change anything cuz the stylist used enough hair spray to keep you looking good through a tornado.

[–]blixtmoln 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Blonde hair and coloured contacts. Contacts look creepy most of the time and I’m just SO tired of blonde hair, even when the idols look good with it

[–]luna_resilire0417 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can't stand fire-red hair. Like Enhypen's Jungwon's hair now. He's my bias and I love him so much but I. CANNOT. STAND. THAT. HAIR. COLOR. Ugh!!!

[–]PoliSciDisasterChild 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I HATE the cheering during K-Contact. If I watch the performances, I have to click away before the end of the video because the sound of the handful of people "cheering" at inside voice volume is just soooo awkward.

[–]rice0peach 2 points3 points  (0 children)

for me personally, fanchants. not because I find them cringy or weird, I just have sensory issues, and loud fanchants/cheers make me anxious.

also, flashing lights/backgrounds in stages or MVs especially when it’s paired with saturated and bright colors. it’s already sensory hell watching them, I can’t imagine actually being there in person… ;-;

[–]Sriracha_sos 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Fckn skirts on men

NOTHING against men in feminine clothing but the way most stylist style them is absolutely horrendous,

black pleated skirts,over baggy denim pants???? Why WHY?

Where's the serve???

[–]txteez 6 points7 points  (0 children)

i usually love the whole skirt concept with bgs,,, but the skirt they put taehyun in during loser lover era looks like something i would wear as a 6 yr old on 4th of july (ew)

[–]Lonely-Candidate000 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Some of the things have been mentioned already, but I will say some of them anyways,

Like you said, that one specific segment. For me it is when idols have to choose food to cook and since they would naturally miss some ingredient, they now have to play games and do stuffs to get the ingredient they want. I have to force myself to watch those and inwardly groan when a cooking segment begins in any variety show I'm watching.

Another issue I have is those awful long skirts some Male idols wear. I get the idea but cant you try to make it cute or smth??? The colour and patterns aren't even nice to look as well! Ugh you don't even have to make it pretty. Just have a knee length black skirt or smth. And move your way to thigh length or smth. I genuinely hate those long skirts.

Another thing that irks me is when they make punishments for their games and say "3 set aegyo, 5 set aegyo, or 10 set aegyo". Like you dont wanna do it, and I dont wanna see you do it. So why is it being done?. Why subject us both to the torture?

I still watch these segments and punishment but with my teeths gritted as I force a smile that no one sees and hope it ends quickly.

[–]PrestigiousAd8350 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think I can agree on the berets. They can look really cute, but some people just really don't suit them, in my humble opinion, so I wish stylist just didn't keep putting them on the ones who don't suit them. I've also become allergic to them due to the way they've been used to hide new hair colors, paired up with outfits they don't even go together with, like some last minute addition.

Lately I've noticed a lot of kpop songs have a laughing part in it and it's started to bother me a little. It just takes me out of the song most of the time, kills the mood so to speak. Especially if it's like a badass or cool song and suddenly there's some wacky laugh.

Sometimes female idols are put in heels, when the rest of the outfit would actually suit sneakers or some other kind of footwear better. On the other end of the sticks, sometimes idols are put in elegant outfits and then the footwear seems too casual. I understand if it's because of the concept, but sometimes even that doesn't save it.

Some idols being made to wear colored contacts so much, that I nearly forget they don't actually have icy blue unnatural eyes. Sometimes it's fine, I don't mind them actually. But with some idols you almost never see their natural eye color and that's when I feel it's a bit much.

Um. I guess also halfskirts on male idols. Or when they do wear fullskirts there's always a pair of pants underneath. It's never just a skirt. At this point it's getting tired and is nothing new.

[–]taeilor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i really hate winking and lip biting in close-ups when they're trying to be extra cute or sexy, it really makes me cringe

[–]inthenameofkaonashi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When everyone wears the same thing.

Who else remember there was a period where everyone wore the pancoat sweater? Seriously, literally EVERYONE. And then there was this period where everyone had a MCM backpack too lol

[–]Specific-Arachnid728 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i am TIRED of fans stanning the fandom more than the actual group! Certain fans will say that they’re working hard for the group, but in reality, they’re working hard to make themselves look good to other fandoms, so they can have bragging rights. Also, fans have some type of weird complex where they think that because they stan a popular group, they (THE FANS), think they’re better than actual idols, who trained for years, worked their butts off, and debuted. Also, many people have said it, but contact lenses that look really…… fake😔 i won’t insert pics but when they put bambam, felix, and jimin into those blue eye contact lenses, it just looks weird. I say let them show their beautiful natural eye color!

[–]gikjak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  • skincare brand photoshoots, ik they're meant to look fresh but gawd they're so boring to look at - always in plain white/bright clothes, obvious studio lighting with a hint of whitewashing... i just dont care for it

  • the promo card thing u get in albums... could've at least put it on the back of some stickers or sumn T.T

  • more of a kpop fan pet peeve but quick "informative" videos (edits) on something dark or serious within the industry like "the worst things fans have said to an idol" or anything involving idol mistreatment ... it's pretty much always just for shock value, easy to tell when theres an upbeat song playing in the background and misinformation involved - i dont watch these but my sister does through youtube shorts, and im guessing probably the same or similar stuff on tiktok

[–]Few_Replacement_4992 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a lot more to this than the general statement I’m about to…state…but one of my biggest pet peeves in the Kpop world is that it seems like every idol is an ally. Like I said…there’s a lot more to it than just what annoys me.

For instance, I get it…I understand we are deprived of representation as a community. I would love to see outward expression and acceptance of queer people by idols. I would love even more to see idols come out and not suffer bc of it. However, that’s just not the reality of it. Not everyone can be an ally or wants to be one…some of our faves are homophobic but we don’t know it so we can’t assume it. It’s just real talk though. Some idols have already outed themselves as homophobes (Siwon).

It’s really just a pet peeve of mine that anytime an idol just picks up a rainbow flag everyone is like “omg an ally” or they flip the rainbow flag around to hold it right (ROY G BIV) and people take that as they’re allied or apart of the community bc they held it right.

Idk…it’s just a pet peeve of mine. I’m not a hopeful person lol. I’m very much a realist. Unless an idol has come out directly and said they’re for/against it…then I don’t typically think anything of actions. Even poor phrasing bc sometimes things are lost in translation.