K-pop idols who have a chubbier and rounded figure are prone to receive negative comments from the South Korean audience.
In South Korea, K-pop artists must maintain their body figure based on their country’s beauty norms. Skinny, fair-skin, and small faces are just some of the requirements for SoKor’s beauty standards. Some celebrities who weren’t able to escape the bad comments of the public have to deal with it on their own.
Super Junior Shindong
While the netizens were amazed by Shindong’s weight loss journey, it was never easy for him not to get ridiculed for being naturally chubby in the past. However, aside from losing that much weight, Shindong has always been known for being a good dancer who possesses a bubbly personality.
Red Velvet Wendy
Wendy‘s pre-debut photos have shown that she is naturally voluptuous. It was revealed that the negative comments she received caused her a lot of pain and insecurities and even starved herself to fit the beauty standards of South Koreans. Needless to say, her body doesn’t define her talents since she has a fantastic voice.
IU was once a victim of bad comments in her debut days as a lot of people considered her fat. She tried her best to lose weight and even revealed a diet that people viewed as unhealthy. Today, IU is slim and perfectly fit for the Korean beauty norm.
Even though Kyla of the girl group Pristin has a naturally gorgeous face, she was once a laughing stock to the K-Netizens due to being chubby.
Another K-pop idol who received bad comments about fat body is the TWICE member, Jihyo. Although she has an undeniable beauty, she did not escape people’s criticisms in terms of her weight. A photographer from one of their music video shoots frankly told her that she looked fat. However, these days, Jihyo has improved her weight and looks cool, aside from having a low-key romantic relationship with one of the most handsome idols to date, Kang Daniel.
CL shocked the mob after tremendously gaining weight while performing on stage. The idol singer received a lot of bad comments. Thankfully, she has a strong personality and stood up against her haters. Also, her most recent photos show that she is back on her previous weight.
One of the most criticized K-pop idols and considered as fat by Knetizens is Hwasa. However, the singer was never bothered by it. She’s confident with her body, that’s why people admire her a lot.
Nevertheless, there are international fans who consider skills and talents more than physical appearances.