Pants or no pants? That’s the question. Korean netizens have been debating enthusiastically regarding the latest trend look that is growing among prominent Kpop idols like LE SSERAFIM, BLACKPINK, and (G)I-DLE. So, what really happened behind the pantless trend look controversy? And was the trend really necessary? Join us in the complete discussion below.
Kpop Idols Hype Up Pantless Trend Look: LE SSERAFIM, BLACKPINK, SISTAR, and (G)I-DLE
The no-pants or pantless trend look has been growing rapidly among Kpop idols, including SISTAR, BLACKPINK, (G)I-DLE, and LE SSERAFIM. And this new trend has created a new controversy among Korean netizens, especially parents.
On January 30, Korean media outlets reported the growing popularity of the pantless trend look among Kpop idols. This look involves wearing extremely short pants in a short triangular line, resembling underwear. Some other prominent Kpop idols like BLACKPINK, SISTAR, LE SSERAFIM, and (G)I-DLE even opted out of wearing pants at all, exposing their legs and parts of their bottoms.
This trend has been causing growing concerns among Korean netizens, especially parents of young girls.
Was It Really Necessary?
According to the report, it has been a while since the pantless trend look started dominating the Kpop idols’ outfits. However, it was not until recently that this look became a highlight among Kpop fans. That is because not only adult female Kpop idols are hyping this trend, but younger idols have also started performing with such revealing outfits.
LE SSERAFIM & (G)I-DLE Pantless Trend
The most recent cases were when 4th generation Kpop idols LE SERAFIM and (G)I-DLE made their comeback. The pantless trend look was clearly visible in the MV of both groups.
LE SSERAFIM Chaewon and Yunjin were seen walking confidently in public in a pantless trend look, resembling underwear. Meanwhile, (G)I-DLE members showcased their incredible performance in “Super Lady” with pantless outfits.
BLACKPINK Pantless Look
At the same time, BLACKPINK members have been hyping the pantless trend look since last year. As they demonstrated their global popularity by following this trend, questions began emerged whether it was necessary for these Kpop idols to demonstrate such a trend. That is especially knowing that they are extremely famous among young girls.
The Controversy Among Parents of Young Girls
Due to this growing trends, parents of young girls in South Korea started expressing negative responses towards the pantless look. They believed that the pantless trend was burdensome and worried that teenagers would follow these Kpop idols.
- “It’s not right to go out and wear underwear in public.”
- “I’m worried that teenagers might imitate this.”
- “No matter how I look at it, it seems like a forced trend.”
- “It’s uncomfortable to see.”
Yet, there are also others who believe that this new trend has been liberating. They believe that wearing no pants represents the female’s principles of not getting swayed by prejudice and the public’s evaluation.
Finally, what about you? Do you think it is necessary for famous Kpop idols like BLACKPINK, LE SSERAFIM, and (G)I-DLE to demonstrate this pantless trend look? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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Source: FN News Korea.