About a year ago, I lobbied kpop fans everywhere to stage an intervention for F.T. Island's Lee Hong Ki when he was hitting the nail art pretty hard. Now, it's time to step in and stop another group of idols stuck in a pattern of abuse. Watching one of 2ne1's latest videos, "Happy," made me come to a realization: 2ne1 is too often under the influence — under the influence of Jeremy Scott.
I know what you're thinking: "Uh, Fany, he's just some ridank designer who makes crazy clothing. That's not hurting anyone." Is that all he's doing, because I beg to differ.
You see, his constant presence around 2ne1 is like a drug, a fug drug, if you will. As long as his influence on them persists, the group will never break free from his fashion dungeon. The effects of JS are that severe. Observe:
Our tale begins with an ordinary young woman finding her way in the big city.
Meet Dara. Her likes include her cat, the Philippines, and her brother, Thunder.
She soon finds a great group of friends, and when they're together, it's like fuckin' "Sex and the City" ... without the sex.
Notice how normal everyone looks here (Note: This is an exercise in relativity.).
Being young and poor, the group doesn't have a lot of money to spend on entertainment, though, so they often just hang out on the street corner.
That's the one.
Under the influence of JS, the girls begin partying hard and not giving a fuck (because obviously anyone wearing those clothes has long stopped giving two shits about anything, such as their appearance or good taste). Jeremy Scotting changes people, you see. The girls start blowing off their friends and shirking their duties, and it's not too long before recklessness kicks in.
Dara, whacked out on JS and behind the wheel
And eventually, things spiral out of control, and the girls start to pay for their crimes (against fashion).
This shot was taken just moments before Bom got busted for using in public.
That's where our story ends, unfortunately, with four women's images ruined by JS. So kpop fans, I implore you all to work together to help 2ne1 say goodbye to the fug drug.
Because they're better than this:
Need more proof? Check out the group's video for "Happy."