This week's question comes from an anonymous asker from my ask.fm:
What makes one hate a kpop idol?
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There are a lot of ways to answer this. I am not quite sure where to start, to be honest.
I think a big factor that adds to the bandwagon of hatred is sex appeal. Too often idol girls are highly criticized for being 'too sexy' by envious fangirls. I am sure that a lot less hate would be thrown around freely if netizens were not so jealous.
Also, I think a vast majority of people are just too sensitive. So sometimes, even the smallest things will trigger a witch hunt. I like to think that personally, I am pretty traditional in the sense that I think some modesty, professionalism, and respect to elders is necessary - so sometimes I do agree with the fans during a controversy (ex. so-and-so should have given more respect to a 'senior' idol - especially when they are being filmed. In general, everyone should give everyone respect. It is just polite). But maybe some fans take it too far and misconceptions from mistranslations/misinterpretations spur a domino effect of hatred - deserved or not.
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