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
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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.

Kim Heechul And Lee Soon Jaes Upcoming Variety Show Idol School Confirms Start Date
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Kim Heechul And Lee Soon Jaes Upcoming Variety Show Idol School Confirms Start Date

Mnets girl group school project Idol School is taking shape!

Mnet said on June 16, Idol School will air its first episode on July 13. The time slot is yet to be determined. The show was going initially going to air in the place of I Can See Your Voice 4, but now they are looking at a variety of different possible time slots.

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Meanwhile, Idol School will be Koreas first girl group education institution. Students will undergo 11 weeks of training and after graduation, the top students will debut as a girl group right away in the second half of 2017.

Netizens vote for the best idol group, actor, actress, drama, variety show, and movie for the first half of 2017
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Netizens vote for the best idol group, actor, actress, drama, variety show, and movie for the first half of 2017

Online survey company PMI asked netizens to vote for the best idol group, actor, actress, drama, movie, and variety show for the first half of 2017! A total of 5,047 netizens in their 20s to 50s participated in the survey. Find out who and what was voted the best of 2017 so far in the results below!

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1. 'Our President' - a documentary about former President Noh Moo Hyun (25.8%)

Idol School PD Clarifies How The Show Is Different Than Produce 101
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Idol School PD Clarifies How The Show Is Different Than Produce 101

The new reality show Idol School is set to begin very soon, and the show’s producing director (PD) has spoken up about comparisons with popular competition show Produce 101.

Like Produce 101, the upcoming show Idol School is aiming to form a new idol group with viewers voting on which of the participants will debut.

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The show’s PD Shin Yoo Sun explained at a press conference on July 12, While ‘Produce 101’ is a survival program in which viewers watch how well trainees can do, ‘Idol School’ is a reality show in which viewers watch ordinary people as they develop.

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'.

SEE ALSO: 'Idol School' students send Super Junior's Heechul a special birthday message!

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.