Get yourselves geared up for another one of my rants. Who knows? I might actually offend someone today. Just kidding. That’s no longer my first priority =D. Alright, seriously, here comes the nitty gritty. Prepare yourselves for a whole lot of PMS-ing and estrogen-induced ranting. Testosterone, read at your own risk. I’ve warned you.
It seriously sucks having a va jay jay. I won’t beat around the bush. I’ve touched base on the topic once, but I failed to elaborate. It just sucks, particularly for the females in the entertainment industry (you knew that I was getting there xD). They start young, too.
Sure you could pinch their cheeks now. Sure you can say how cute their out-of-tune singing and simply choreographed dance is. Give them puberty (if they even last that long) and it’s crunch time. What are the options? Stay cute, be ridiculed for lack of originality, and die away quietly or bring the sexy back, lose your fanbase, make an impression, get freaky old men coming to your shows. Or you could just quit this whole entertainment shenanigan completely. The last thing the K-industry needs is more people fainting or committing suicide on them.
I loved Kara when they debuted: Strong, sexy, talented, and edgy. SungHee left to pursue an education (thank God, someone with sense) and this is what the rest of Kara looks like? What the hell just happened? This is the kind of situation I find incredibly hard to comprehend: Strong and edgy debut with a cute comeback? It was so weak, I almost cried. Almost. Trying to mooch off SNSD’s concept? We honestly don’t need anymore “cute” themed girl groups. I’m choking.
Uh-Oh, I brought up the Wonder Girls. That can’t be good in this blog post ahha. Let’s see…they debuted with a “school girl” image. Nothing too cute, but nothing too sexy. Good enough, right? Then we all know what happened next: Tell Me. Once again, nothing sexy. Those outfits were beyond atrocious, please forgive this girl’s humble opinion xD, but we all can see that they worked it. What next? So Hot. The girls attempt “sexy”, albeit the “sexy” they were trying to do was meant to be more humorous than anything. Too bad their humor was drowned out by how hot they really got (sorry, fan girl moment right there…Damn you, TBJ photoshoot). A successful transition? I’d like to say so. Their image changed many times, yet they have still been well received by the public. I’m a happy wonderful. Oh the bias.
Soon to be…
They debuted looking cute, except unlike Sweety, they’re pretty much legal. I’ll prevent bashing from elaborating on the subject. They’re working on a new album that’s to be released around September/October. I’m dying to see their new image. Honestly. What with all the drama with this SMTOWN concert coming up, Papa SM must have something eye popping (in the positive sense) to bring these girls back from everyone’s shitlist. Cross your fingers, ahjussis. Maybe you can see more than just panties come autumn.
Korean sex symbol Lee Hyori gets paid for looking hot. Who cares about the music? There are others like her, just…not as successful. She started off hot and she keeps it up. Reaction? The world can only embrace her more and more. Problem? She’ll get old. Surgery can only do so much for a person. Who knows, maybe she’ll pull a Madonna.
Man, my thoughts are scattered today. Damn jetlag. Anywho, the initial reason why I posted this was because of a particular thread on soompi. A certain member was talking about how disappointed she was with the Wonder Girls, their singing, and their image. “It had changed so much since their Irony days.” Or something like that.
I loved Irony and hated Tell Me. It changed after a while, obviously (god I’m such a trendwhore), but I’m not stupid; of course I see where she was going with the topic. The argument that instigated several bashers and Wonder Girls’ defenders was: “Irony was such a strong debut song: Challenging dance moves and actual singing skills were involved. Tell Me offered no singing skills and the dance was nothing special. The whole “JYP-telling-them-to-sing-badly” thing was crap.” That’s their opinion. Good for them. The argument brought out the best of some people, though.
It’s hard to argue without being biased. The main point is: No single entertainer can please everyone, so you need to get over it. Stop wishing for artists to go back to how they were or diss them for their lack of talent in song and dance. You just end up looking like a sad little human. It’s obvious that Tell Me and So Hot were meant to be chart toppers and not vocally challenging songs. Honestly, it’s just how you look at it, so disregard my opinion and believe what you wish.
I still find it in myself to pity women in this field of entertainment. You’re basically given about 3 options:
- Forget the image, show the real talent
Tight choices, hmm? As old as they get, cute and sexy will always stay alive, much to the delight of several men everywhere I’m sure. And I know how shallow we all are, so don’t lie and say you’ll outright support talent over looks. There are some people out there, but we all like eye candy. It’s tough for the females with talent and lack the face/body for the real deal.
Is that why Zia had such a hard time getting some love?
She was the mystery singer with “the voice”. Her singing is decent (in my opinion), but it wasn’t enough for those netizens. She eventually shows her face and low and behold, she’s not as hideous as we thought! After that, her sales had increased tremendously. How pathetic. It took her face to get real breakthrough success? What a shame.
Guys have always had it easier. Not only can they piss faster than us, not have to deal with pregnancy, not PMs on a practically regular basis, and put on whatever clothes while still managing to look good, but they can be fugly people, have talent, and still be well received by people out there. It blows to have a vah jay jay. Forgive the drastic subject changes. I’m still recovering my sanity.
THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
- Wonder Girls New Album – September/October O__O
- 2 PM Boys debut in September
- Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul” album release in October
Look out for my Big Bang 3rd Mini Album review as well. I have a feeling it won’t go down well for some of you.