As you have already seen, Tiny-G's Dohee was lately featured in a volatile photo shoot spread with photographer Rotta that stirred up slightlya section of controversy because of its attractive nature. Yet why, you could ask? As a result of the frequently highly criticized 'lolita' themed concept. With the shoot recieving such a lot attention, we determined to integrated the heated subject in our OP-ED series 'MVP (Maknae's View Point).' The series will touch base with some touchysubjects involving arguable news and trends we justcannotforestallspeaking about! Without extra ado, let's roll appropriate into this OP-ED and talk about what categorised this photo shoot a 'pedo-bear' fantasy!
My opinion on it? No, I do no longer become a perverted sense from Dohee's photo shoot and I amableto give an explanation for why. Now earlier than you lot spit fireplace alongside a reign of terrorizing comments on me, listen me out! These days when folksrecall to mind lolita we jump directly to the japanese anime ladies who showcase piddling girl-like capabilitieswhilst being sexual horny equally any other older lady would be. In anime it's far cute, captivating and normally times spice up a more doll-like elegance when cosplayed. Here's one explanation why I viewed this youngerthought as the rest but destructive to my imagination. Like the photo below, it's more commonly related with antique Victorian styles, maids, and plenty of frills and lace, which strengthen the youthful facet of this concept. Yet, when most effectivethat specialize in the timidly sexual positions of Dohee's photos, it'lleffortlessly ruffle some feathers.
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First off all, let's outline 'lolita': "a sexually precocious, young taking a look girl." However, like many famous person photo shoots, these sexualized poses aren't any different. Dohee's positioning in a couple offootage are a little more alluring, but it does not scream pedophile in my eyes. Besides, aren't maximumtypes ofgood looksfocused aboutshooting a youthful essence, nowadays? Dohee's non-publicpositive aspects are naturally childlike because of the her short height and fragile appearance, and the mild flushed makeup isn't anyother than the 'hangover makeup' style currently taking place in Korea. The only reason lolita is receiving such harsh grievanceis due toa robust stigma at the back of IT due to the severely acclaimed, yet disturbing, novel of 1955, 'Lolita.'
I have a difficulty with the plot of the book, no longer this photo shoot. The novel's theme stems from an unflattering circumstance involving a man's fixation over young womenoften known as nymphets (girls elderly 9-14). But lolita is like any K-Pop fandom: there is at all timesany person ruining it for others, and this novel is no various in adding more gasoline to the fire for this not-so-out-of-the-ordinary pictorial. The sole thing I will see bothering others is her makeup, when paired with sure poses, personifies more of that take care of you completed doing some exercises...in bed. But why do individualsneed to take it there? It mighteasily exist a hot summer day and she is solelymendacity around. It issome other case of telling others to get their minds out of the gutter.
Sulli was some other who prior to now released a photo shoot with a shared lolita concept. Although, in keeping with comments, folksspotted that Sulli perceived toglancenearly like a 14 year old, yet it did not blow up as dramatically as Dohee's.
Even IU and Stellar had lines of lolita impression in their old comeback album. It can simply be that this taste exudes a free-spirited, whimsical charm and carefree nature--the concept just has a dark, cringeworthy background on account of one book.
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I still protest that inspiration will most likely be built from anywhere and be used in any way, and Rotta's photo shoots are touching base with a genrethat can be frowned upon from audience but has been creatively untouched through other photographers. Rotta just isn't glamorizing this 'dirty minded' concept; the imagescompliment women who naturally exude a young, girlish nature, and Dohee, being 21, is one of them. I do notwould like to use art as the only protect for defensive reasoning, but all of thefeminine celebrities discussed are adults and obviouslysought after to pursue this image. It's the aegyo just a grown woman can emulate. Rotta effectively captured the cosmetic the novel discovered in young girls via Dohee's photos without being grotesque, twisted, and distasteful. In the end, if the viewer is the only carving sexual fantasies just from these photos, would not they be the more disturbed one to blame? With that said, we willat last appreciate facets of the photo shoot similar to the makeup, clothing, and quality with ease!
Some poses trace at a lovely side, but that is whatI truly like about it because every photo also published her blank beauty. Photos, like the one below, make Dohee naturally appealing and showcase her surreal physique. The 2nd one photo is alsothe sortfanatics startdisappointed over, but there are a load more jaw shedding photo shoots than this one! I don't want to point fingers, though.
In the end, 'Lolita' is a concept and gracethis is widely recognized, basically in its Japanese form, so why would it be daringly incorporated into a celebrity's many concepts? It is not anything to feel taboo about and quite so much of cultures have attempted these ideas in a lot of (and even humorous) ways. Thosebureaucracy of 'creative outlets' are supposed to fan the flames of conversation, excellent or bad. Even if it gave you a pedo vibe, Dohee's photos don't appear to bethe following 'Lolita' novel sequel! Her photoshoot used to bebeautiful but nothing to moveloopy over in the end, which is why the hype built around it didn't strike me because the lolita theme is more light-hearted these days. What do you think; were Dohee's photos more harmless or purely sexually charged?