his makeup only looks cakey because his foundation is too light for him..... espoir launched a foundation collection recently (its been a few months already tbh) that ranges from 13 (super pale) to 28 (and avg korean skin tone is 21-23), etude house also added darker tones to their foundations, innisfree even launched a product that makes your foundation a darker tone if you bought one too light for your complexion. the korean beauty industry that he loves so much is evolving and becoming more progressive, so what's his excuse?
This is my first and last post in regards to xenophbia in Korea bc this seriously derails the thread- I think the OP who talked about it first should have posted their opinion in another thread IMO: I'm not going to deny that there's no xenophobia against south east Asians in Korea because that's stupid. There's obvious prejudice against SEAs and Koreans need to admit that there's a long running problem regarding this issue and we need to actively educate ourselves. However I have no idea where you got your "historical" information from but Koreans don't look down on SEAs because they were colonized and I'd like to inform you that it's false. Once again I'd like to emphasize that I agree there's a problem with xenophobia BUT it doesn't root from the fact that Koreans look down at "colonized countries". Like you said, we were once too, a colony. I think it's mostly due to because some Koreans- and I don't condone this - look down at developing countries in general. It's just that SEAs are more visible compared to other developing countries since there are SEA immigrants who come to Korea for work (mostly hard labour). I only got annoyed with @Berenice47 is that while I know it wasn't your intention, you put Korea down because they were colonized. I know you were giving an example, but it came off as "Korea and other SEA countries that were colonized are beneath Thailand, which didn't go through that". You insulted us based on the wrong assumption. @Cinnamon crumpet is right- while you have a very valid point, you also made a shitty example.
actually every single scandal bigbang had, it didn't affect their career. gd's plagiarism scandal? nope. daeseung's car accident? nope. top wearing a rising shirt during a concert? nope. seungri's leaked photo in bed? nope. gd and top's marijuana scandal? nope. flower road still did well even after the whole top scandal two(?) years back despite the amount of hate he got. if you compared all their scandals to taeyeon's, tiffany's and park bom's, bigbang survived each scandal without a scratch. i'm pretty sure seungri will poke fun of himself and give a sob story after he comes back from the army and regain his popularity.
also, people are claiming CLC's No is a feminist song. It's not lmao. At first I really liked the song because it reminded me of 2003 runway music and the chorus seemed cool but after I read the lyrics... Singing "The lipstick that’ll look best on me" after saying NO to red lipstick just basically means you'll wear any other lipstick that's not red lmao. While I feel I should cut them some slack since No is somewhat progressive (I mean, it's better than nothing, right?), the lyrics irk me too much. I know one of the members explained "We're encouraging women to find their own charms instead of following the socially accepted beauty standards. We're only wearing makeup, heels and skirts because it actually suits us and we like them!" is just another fuck you to young girls and women who wants to be accepted but are rejected by society because of their appearances. I get that CLC has to wear makeup at least or they won't really be allowed on broadcast, but they should have been more honest about their song or maybe they should have done a better job with the lyrics.
You’re right about strict Korean beauty standards but your belief that Koreans are trying to look “European” and “Caucasian” is concerning as this is a form of racism. Koreans have always preferred pale skin and slim noses in the past even before they knew the existence of white people. Dont know why you posted a picture of Jonghyun. Is it because his hair is blond here? He went through an extensive range of hair colors and blond is only one of them I don’t think this makes him “want to look white” and before you say anything- no. He didn’t die because of shitty Korean beauty standards.
Uhhh i don’t think BH is milking anything... a new group comes out every 4-6 years or so for most companies and it was about time they did. BH has been openly looking for male trainees for about 2 years now. Also, BTS always had 2 Korean comebacks a year around June and Oct/November...lmao and of course armys are going to take interest in TXT?? imagine being the only child (homme is not an idol group so..) and suddenly having a baby sibling. Of course we’re going to be curious- isn’t that what most fans do..? Pretty sure SM and YG group stans do the same. I know there are some unreasonable people saying they’ll either become fans right away or won’t support TXT at all but honestly most of us are just neutral or supportive about it.
to be fair all koreans old and smart enough avoid going to hongdae like the plague since it’s full of idol wannabes and hip hops losers. not surprised eddy hangs with that crowd. ask any normal functioning korean adult where they usually go for night outs- they’ll never say hongdae.
Coco keeps on saying she didn't want to be "fake" so she didn't promote any of Sori's solo promotion but...this girl is 28 years old...? In Korea there's a term called "사회생활" that can be loosely translated to "doing what you can in your society in order to make your ends meet" which includes sucking up to your bosses and keeping a generally positive relationship with your colleagues even though you might hate them. It can also mean "working in the real world" and I think Coco is still stuck in that immature mindset where she think being "bitchy but honest" attitude will get her somewhere. I'm pretty sure Sori has problems with Coco's attitude but she said nothing of it yet and I'm sure she won't say anything in the future since you know, she's a professional. idk those people who want the #tea seem really young and mostly high school students who don't know any better, but once you're old enough you really don't have the time and energy to start up petty drama like this one. Coco has just way too much time in her hands imo. It's unfortunate that she dug her own grave- there's no way she can backtrack now and it's highly unlikely Mole will keep her nor will she be accepted into any other agency. Like how some of you have said before, it seems like she was never serious about being an idol so it won't be much of a loss for her except that it might hurt her pride. When you reach a certain age, you're not going to excused for behaving that way and people will avoid you unless you're of use to them. If we can see through her just by seeing how she acts online, can you imagine what she's like in real life? Poor girl is getting a wake up call way too late.
Wasn’t Edward supposed to spill the “tea” on the cocosori issue? What ever happened to that? It’s interesting how he’ll make a video of him explaining the “company’s cold and hard perspective” when it came to Kyla but suddenly he’s taking side of Coco?
i don't really care about hyuna and e'dawn dating (tbh i wasn't as ecstatic as others were when it was revealed that they were dating but then again- not my bias, not my business) but are they ok ????? they look like they lost shit ton of weight when they were both so thin already to begin with and both their styles are weirding me out despite the fact that i consider myself an avant garde enthusiast. i get that they were forced to hide their relationship for 2 years so they're letting it all out now but all their posts on instagram is kind of embarrassing to see. idk maybe i'll change my mind if they dressed nicer ;;;;; hyuna was so pretty during red and i think she still looked nice during lip and hip despite the damaged hair.
there are people who are into that kind of look tbh i have a few male friends who follow these kind of women. gangnam unnis have a stigma/stereotype that they’re cheap and catty so a lot of men tend to approach them.