Thursday, December 19, 2013

TOP is One of Rolling Stone's 2013 Hottest Sex Symbols

Those of you familiar with me will know my undying love for all things TOP, but I'm not very delusional about it at all. I clearly see his (many) faults. For example:

He's a mediocre rapper (at best) who at least knows how to hype up a crowd and/or leverage his deeper register to cover his flawed/basic flows. He's a shitty dancer who can only really do a couple dance moves, and otherwise gives no shits on stage. He doesn't exactly drip sex appeal through the 2-3 layers of clothing he insists on wearing at all times. He's an alright actor whose portfolio consists of mostly typecasted stoic/troubled characters. He doesn't really do any crucial shit for Big Bang besides participate in the odd high-profile movie/CF.

All things considered, he's pretty much the Dara/Yoona/Sohee/etc of the crew -- only good for bringing in acting/CF money and looking good. But goddamn does he look good.

So you can imagine my surprise when I find out he made it onto Rolling Stone's 2013 List of Hottest Sex Symbols...
They didn't even pick one of his best pictures!!
Now before you shout me down for sacrilege, I do realize his inclusion among peers like Margot Robbie (gorg), Emily Ratajkowski (also gorg), or Naya Rivera (ignore her Glee credits and actually Google her outside of that horrible show), or Sam Claflin doesn't exactly mean a ton when it means he's also counted among the likes of Miley Cyrus or A$AP Rocky. They DID write a fairly glowing review about TOP the man but come on. Look at this shit:
While his South Korean counterpart Psy grabbed worldwide attention with his novelty hit "Gangnam Style," rapper/actor/model T.O.P. merely went about the business of becoming K-Pop's answer to Justin Timberlake: a handsome, stylish, talented multi-threat. The standout member of the boyband Bigbang made serious inroads of late by popping up on tracks by Major Lazer and Pixie Lott, and seems destined to be endorsed by much bigger Western names.
KPop's answer to Justin Timberlake?


Okay first of all, the boy can't even carry a tune as well as Justin on his worst day, so that's moot. If by multi-threat they mean "Someone who happens to dabble in music, acting, and modeling," then sure TOP is the Korean Justin Timberlake. Secondly, hardly anyone heard about the Major Lazer track (that he did as GD&TOP) or Pixie Lott track (also as GD&TOP) he appeared on, so I wouldn't even consider that an inroad to anything.

The whole thing is 99.9% simple clickbait cash-in to get the hordes of rabid fangirls to swarm the article with hits and put eyeballs on the Rolling Stone website/ads, whether it's only to say "YASSSSSSSSSSS I KNEW TOP DA BESSSSSSSS" or whine that their favorite oppa isn't on here instead. It's fairly obvious when TOP's the only Asian person on this list, let alone male, but don't let that stop the crazies:

Exhibit A: Crazy TOP stans
Exhibit B: Jelly GD stans + fanschism 
It's all quite hilarious to see, and TOP's laughin' all the way to the bank.

"Haw ha-ha-ha-HAW"

25 comments:

  1. "throwback to when we screencapped fangirl comments"

    http://antikpopfangirl.blogspot.com/2013/12/fangirls-dont-realize-how-dumb-they-are.html
    http://antikpopfangirl.blogspot.com/2013/12/akf-is-just-like-allkpop.html

    Two weeks ago and you call it a throwback? lawl

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  2. His face is a little bit botox I don't how to explain it, and he doesn't send good vibrations

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    1. He can't keep his youthful glow forever. At some point these companies go in denial regarding the aging of their idols and think injecting them with botox will preserve their fleeting youth. He's still an attractive man imo, just a bit stiff in the face.

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  3. the problem with top is that he seems to get less good-looking every time you see him

    and you see him altogether too damn much these days.

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    1. I too have the same problems with Jessica and Taeyang.The very first time I saw them I thought they were the most drop dead gorgeous human beings I had ever seen in my entire life and every one around them looked ugly in comparison, but now I think that think they're really average looking and even a little ugly.

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    2. i know right, i used to find jessica and hyuna ridiculously attractive but just today i saw scans of hyuna in some magazine and something about her strikes me as particularly phantom-like and creepy now

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  4. I just want to see what he's hiding under that Ralph Lauren

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  5. psh, silly stans, TOP's jaw could cut GD in half

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  6. Well GD stans are no worse than Sones and how they've been acting lately.

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    1. every single fandom sucks its just that the sucky ones in each fandom get the spotlight at different times

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  7. I can name 10 guys off the "T.O.P" of my head who are hotter than this creep. Hell, even Seungreasy would be an improvement. That being said he's much easier on the eye than GD, a handful of EXO members and almost every member of Super Junior.

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  8. He looks so bad in that photo

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  9. He reminds me of Will Smith's son.

    ...and comparing him to JT? mother-effin-LOL.

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  10. If anyone's is Kpop's answer to Justin Timberlake is would be Seungri, and he's to JT what Ailee is to Beyonce.

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  11. "K-Pop's answer to Justin Timberlake"...
    Still trying to process this.
    Still don't see the similarity.

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