Okay, please bare with me for again talking about nonsense things. I just don’t know where to vent this frustration lol.
One thing about idol-dom (among other things) is how fans own the idols (well, that’s what the company wants fans to think). Without fans, idols are nothing. No one to buy their albums, no one to watch their performances, no one to cheer them, etc etc. This very basic idea of fan that you can clearly get. The thing with kpop is, it’s not only music that won over the fans, it’s the whole package of idol itself. And more often than not, even music can be forgotten along the way, as long as the idols are interesting enough to watch.
What does that mean with the ‘whole package’? And why does it sound like idol is a product?
Of course idol is a product. A product of an entertainment company, packaged with dance style, catchy songs, and all that jazz. If those things can’t win over the fans, there are still other things inside the package which called : personality.
And that’s why, idols need to promote not only on music show or some serious talk show, but at variety shows. To show the viewers that even though your dance or singing skills sucks, you still have endearing/interesting personality. And again, more often than not, it’s their appearances at variety shows that won the fans instead of their music/singing/dance skills. Sad reality, but that’s how you roll once you’re an idol of Korea.
It’s as if it’s not enough to sell the idols with their so-called personality, company needs to sell them with tagline ‘free to be : ogled at/dreamed to marry/fantasized. cause they’re SINGLES‘
Now, maybe there are idols that choose to be single because they are indeed not having intention to have a relationship. Maybe it’s their personality, maybe it’s their resolution, I don’t know. But for others.. seriously, you’re young, you’re attractive, and you’re in the world with people as attractive as you! How in the world you can resist that temptation to just even date? I call that BS. And that’s what I called ‘single not by choice’.
My heart broke everytime I came across a news about idols dating (who came out once in a blue moon) and it’s filled with comments like ‘oppa, you betrayed me!‘, ‘how come he date that girl? She’s ugly!‘, etc etc.
WHAT. THE. HECK.
Betrayal? Is that what you called betrayal? Betrayal means that if one person having another relationship while having one with different people, and the essence of both relationships are the same. Now let me ask you blinded fangirls, what kind of relationship do you have with your idol? Are you his girlfriend? Are you even his friend? Or have you even MET him? To declare that he’s betraying you is like the stupidest thing your mouth ever say (or your fingers ever type).
And second, ugly? You call your idol’s girlfriend as ugly? Wow. You say yourself as a fan, and yet you don’t even care if your idol is happy or not. A FAN, huh?
But not many idols are ready for this kind of hurtful comments (nor their company is ready to lose cash from the fans), so even though they’re clearly at age where they’re supposed to date, they chose to stay quiet and be ‘single’ until God knows when.
Seeing this conversation between MBLAQ members broke my shattered heart even more,
(when Thunder introduced his fake girlfriend to MBLAQ members)
Mir: “Are you crazy? Why are you doing this? Go back to your senses!”
G.O: “But we can’t have girlfriends!”
Dammit, the word ‘can’t’ is piercing through my soul.
Oh and Seungho + glasses is just pure gorgeous (this is mandatory fangirl word, of course)