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February 15, 2010

Fashion photos show off 15-year-old Sulli’s legs

Filed under: gender equality, music — extrakorea @ 9:44 am

You might recall that recently, 15-year-old Sulli, of the girl group f(x), did pelvic thrusts to the lyrics “Crash into me real hard.”
Now Sulli has done a fashion shoot for Oh Boy magazine, and some of the photos show off her legs. Of course, this is not the first time that such has happened. When the Wonder Girls debuted, the three 15-year-old members were the ones wearing shorts or miniskirts in promotional pictures. And Girls’ Generation member Seo-hyun just graduated from high school earlier this month. I am a little disheartened that this kind of thing seems to be becoming the norm. Why doesn’t anybody take the likes of Park Jin-young or Lee Soo-man, of JYP and SM Entertainment, respectively, to task? Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.


  1. […] also say “interface” because acknowledging things like why 15 year-old f(x) band member Sulli’s (최설리) shorts are so high above, for instance, is very literally where (teenage) Korean sexuality and […]

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  2. I’m not as purityrannical as some of the other commenters on sex and youth in pop music, but on this one–they’re not even trying to make her look older. Usually when they have teens in pop, they try to make them look more mature with make up and styling. Sulli really looks like a little kid.

    That’s a great big EEEWWW!!!! Creepy!

    Comment by ZenKimchi — February 15, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

  3. I don’t think I’m Puritanical either, but I do notice the sexualization of youth here—tube tops on elementary school kids?—and taking the note from James Turnbull I’m surprised by the denial of it by Koreans.

    Regarding the comments on allkpop about her Playboy shirt, Koreans don’t know what the Playboy logo is, I don’t think, because I’ve seen it everywhere, on people of all ages. I don’t think Koreans even know what “Playboy” is. Remember years ago when Playboy was looking for its first Korean model a lot of guys showed up because they considered themselves playboys? Idiots.

    Comment by Brian — February 18, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

  4. […] years old (international age), she danced to the lyrics “Crash into me real hard”* and showed a lot of leg in a photo shoot (As one commenter pointed out, they didn’t try to make her look […]

    Pingback by 16-year-old Sulli has the most ajeosshi fans. Ewww … « Extra! Korea — June 24, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

  5. […] still on them following the footsteps of So-hee (안소희) of the Wondergirls (원더걸스); Sulli (최설리) of f(x) (에프엑스; see here also); HyunA (김현아) of 4Minute (포미닛); arguably Suzy […]

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