Netizens Disagree With Heechuls Statement About The Controversy Regarding Sexualization On Idol School

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Netizens disagree with Heechul's statement about the controversy regarding sexualization on 'Idol School'
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Netizens disagree with Heechul's statement about the controversy regarding sexualization on 'Idol School'

Super Junior's Heechul spoke up about the controversy regarding the new Mnet girl group production show 'Idol School'.

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Many netizens expressed concerns and complained about the concept of 'Idol School' as it seems to sexualize minors. The show was also accused of having a 'Lolita theme' for the school uniforms and scenes such as spraying water on the girls in white tops. 

At the press conference for 'Idol School', Heechul, who's appearing on the show as the teacher, shared his thoughts about the controversy.

This Idol Claimed 'Idol School' Sexualizes Show Participants & Netizens Have Shocking Reactions
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This Idol Claimed 'Idol School' Sexualizes Show Participants & Netizens Have Shocking Reactions

There has been a bit of controversy surrounding the popular K-Pop show 'Idol School' and an idol who has a strong opinion towards the shows contents and their contestants. Super Junior's Heechul recently spoke out saying how the show pulls in ratings through their sexualized viewer content and netizens reacted in quite a shocking way.

'Idol School' has received backlash from netizens complaining about how overly sexual the show has become. There were comments regarding the show using a distasteful 'Lolita' concept, depicting the girls in very provocative school uniforms, and even spraying the girls' white t-shirts with water during a recording. Heechul also appears on the show as a mentor to the new trainees and had revealed his opinion on the matter.

Somi Talks About The Struggles Of Being An Idol In High School
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Somi Talks About The Struggles Of Being An Idol In High School

Jeon Somi reveals a few of her personal struggles with being an idol and a high school student, and its not easy.

In a teaser for KBSs upcoming entertainment program, Idol Drama Operation Team, Somi gave a glimpse into what its like for an idol to be attending school. She responded to various questions in the brief segment including what it was like for to attend regular school as an idol.

Somi explained that many students start crowding around her as soon as she enters the gates, and that they bombard her with questions about other idols and whether shes interacted with them.

Young Idol Group Bonus Baby Gets Caught Up In Lolita Controversy For Stage Outfits
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Young Idol Group Bonus Baby Gets Caught Up In Lolita Controversy For Stage Outfits

The young-aged idol group Bonus Baby is swept up in a controversy due to their stage outfits.

On May 12, Bonus Baby performed their new song If I Become An Adult on KBSs Music Bank.

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Immediately after their performance, the viewers sent in complaints about feeling uncomfortable seeing the members outfits. On this day, the members wore a white blouse with bibs and pink skirts.

There were opposing views about this issue, but some netizens claimed that the bibs make it seem like the members are promoting a lolita concept. Others justified these outfits, saying that the bibs match with the theme of their song If I Become An Adult.

Lee Sung Kyung Releases Official Statement In Response To Recent Social Media Controversy
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Lee Sung Kyung Releases Official Statement In Response To Recent Social Media Controversy

On May 15, actress Lee Sung Kyung posted a statement on her official fancafe, apologizing for the recent controversy regarding herself and fellow Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo actress, Jo Hye Jung.

The controversy stemmed from an Instagram Live broadcast incident from this past March, which recently came to light amongst netizens. On March 24, the cast of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo did a commentary for the drama. During this commentary, actress Jo Hye Jung, who played the role of Kim Bok Joos friend Jung Nan Hee, turned on Instagram live to communicate with her fans. Not long after, actress Lee Sung Kyung also turned on Instagram live, which led netizens to believe she purposely had done that in order to best Jo Hye Jung.