Extra! Korea

June 24, 2010

(Updated) 16-year-old Sulli has the most ajeosshi fans. Ewww …

Filed under: gender equality, music, youth — extrakorea @ 2:56 pm

Edit/Update:

Somebody has monkeyed with f(x)’s Wikipedia entry and taken out all of the members’ profiles. Is someone trying to hide something?

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Original Post:

You might have heard of Sulli, of the girl group f(x). While fifteen 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 older.)

Now sixteen, Sulli had done another leggy photo shoot, and according to a poll, from amongst all the members of f(x), she has the most ajeosshi** fans.
Ewww …

* Notice how the cameraman tries to get underneath her skirt at 0:35 of the video below.

** Translated as “uncle,” it refers to a middle-aged, married man.

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4 Comments »

  1. Ewww?

    Do you think it’s any less true for just about any other not-yet-eighteen singer/actress who is famous for her looks or body? Who do you think was searching for and downloading pictures of Miley Cyrus’s Vogue pics, Britney Spears when she was in her Catholic girl uniform phase, Lindsay Lohan, all the other famous Korean singers and actresses, Japanese singers and actresses, etc., etc.?

    Comment by kushibo — June 24, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    • Ewww?

      Yes, “Ewww.” You don’t think it’s creepy?

      Do you think it’s any less true for just about any other not-yet-eighteen singer/actress who is famous for her looks or body?

      Thank you, Mr. Ad hominem tu quoque. We can always count on logical fallacies from apologists.* This blog is about South Korea, the place where I live and work.

      Who do you think was searching for and downloading pictures of Miley Cyrus’s Vogue pics, Britney Spears when she was in her Catholic girl uniform phase, Lindsay Lohan, all the other famous Korean singers and actresses, Japanese singers and actresses, etc., etc.?

      I, like you, have my suspicions, but do we have any proof, like a poll? Furthermore, if such a poll were conducted in the West, how many middle-aged, married men would admit to it, publicly, on national television? The apparent lack of embarrassment on the part of the polled ajeosshis is telling. Look at the comments at the link above. These are from K-pop fans, who normally give unconditional praise to all things K-pop. They’ve taken off their rose-coloured glasses and taken an objective view. Why can’t you? And has a cameraman ever flagrantly tried to get under Britney’s skirt, as in the YouTube video above? (Errr … I mean … during a performance, not while she’s getting out of a car.)

      Finally, in case you haven’t noticed, I have posted about the Lolitization of pop culture in America as well, and in fact, I specifically named Miley Cyrus.

      * The term “apologist” means different things to different people, so I’ll give my personal definition: those who make excuses for the inexcusable.

      Comment by extrakorea — June 25, 2010 @ 5:01 am

  2. The point is it’s all wrong! It doesn’t matter where the hell it happens. You just trying to stir him up or what? There is nothing to indicate that he thinks it’s any less true than of those you mentioned.

    Comment by Klushiba — June 24, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

  3. […] in elementary school and the other five are in their second year of middle school/junior high. Stop the madness! Please, for the love of God, can`t we let kids be kids before throwing them into the […]

    Pingback by New girl group has member in elementary school. Stop the madness! « Extra! Korea — August 6, 2010 @ 3:18 am


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