Earlier (way back in the day), I wrote an article about Crispi Crunch's comeback teaser involving a guy essentially lighting his cigarette with a lighter and an aerosol can. Which was pretty badass, but essentially meant instant: "BANNED".
So, these classy gentlemen decided to do something a little more child friendly:
But then, of course, there is an uproar amongst the brilliant, concerned, and open-minded netizens claiming:
"This will teach our youth all the wrong things!"
"How can they show this? This is against the Bible!"
"God doesn't love you."
"How can they allow gay people to become idols!? Will their music make me gay?!?!"
Come on, people! They did not even kiss. Besides. It is not like they even liked it.
But getting back to the point. I cannot believe that double standards are making their way into the Korean music scene! This is atrocious! Never have I ever seen people on the internet use double standards or even criticize homosexuality. I am appalled at you netizens. I used to think so highly of you because of the intellectual conversations I have seen you hold between each other over comment sections. And much of my improvements in regards to grammar, spelling, and syntax have come from reading your scholar-like input. I am ashamed. (incase some of you need me to spell it out: Yes, I am being sarcastic. Crazy isn't it. Now that you know, the slower people will not have to comment about my "close-mindedness" or "inability to see that netizens criticize all the time". Yes, idiots. All of us are aware of that. We authors sometimes use this new thing called "sarcasm". Just so you know. )
Seriously, though. ELFs go craaaazy when members kiss each other and feel each other up on stage. But when two, shirtless, (fake) sweaty men touch each others' naked chests and lean in for a kiss, with one licking his lips in anticipation, it is instantly "WRONG" and "INAPPROPRIATE". 12 year old girls, please learn what "double standards" means. And then learn to avoid it. Your delusional existence is what hurts us normal people's brain cells and cognitive functions. Stupidity is like a virus amongst you silly fangirls.
I'm getting off track again. I suppose what I mean is: why can girls go around kissing each other for fanservice without repercussions? Why can Heechul go around molesting every boy idol in sight and be considered "cute"? It is just not fair. Female idols (including Sheechul) can do whatever they want to each other in public, but these specific men cannot make out and touch each others' bodies on teasers.
Sometimes life is just not fair.
(Note: I know there is a lot of male idol fanservice. I am fully aware that it exists. I just wrote this to sound like there is a double standard between genders considering there is a sudden uproar over this teaser, most likely because these men are older than the younger boys who kiss during their performances.)