Kpop idols have large fan bases but that means they also have a large number of anti-fans
As celebrities, Kpop idols will always get attention. Besides loyal fans, idols also always have antifans who follow them closely and are always ready to attack and criticize them regardless of the reason. Here are the reasons why today’s most popular Kpop idols get hate.
Dubbed the “national little sister” with a sweet and lovely image, IU also encountered countless absurd scandals that caused many viewers to argue fiercely. From the love story with a musician who is 11 years older than her, the scandal of revealing photos with Eunhyuk (Super Junior) or the scandalous album Chat Shire all made IU more famous but also brought her a large number of antifans.
Later, the higher her age and position helped IU reach the level of “idol of idols”, but also because of that, many Kpop fans turned to hate her, typically in the case of Jungkook (BTS) fans. The “golden maknae” once called IU his ideal type and admitted that he loves her voice and personality. Therefore, many fans of BTS expressed disapproval and discomfort with her.
Taeyeon has also suffered from antifan hate many times, whether as SNSD leader or as a solo artist. Dating Baekhyun (EXO) is probably the incident that caused her to be heavily criticized. SNSD’s fans turned their back on her while EXO’s fans criticized her. In the case of Jessica leaving SM, Taeyeon was also accused of bullying and forcing Jessica to leave.
Constantly having to stand in front of public opinion, entangled in all kinds of controversies, makes Taeyeon stronger and more mature. She learned to love and protect herself.
Since her debut, Jennie (BLACKPINK) has quickly risen to become one of the top Kpop stars thanks to her talent, visuals and trendy style. As the most popular member of the group, she also naturally “caught the eye” of the public.
Fans think that Jennie is favored by YG more than other members, always receiving many singing lines and her performance outfits are always outstanding. However, she once showed a lazy attitude on stage. Besides, dating has always been a sensitive issue for Kpop idols, but after more than 5 years of debut, Jennie was revealed by Dispatch twice to date famous male stars: Kai (EXO) and G-Dragon (BIGBANG).
Sakura (Former member of IZ*ONE)
During the time participating in the survival show Produce 48, Sakura not only gathered a large number of fans but also a large number of people who hated her. The reason is that compared to other contestants, this Japanese idol received a clear bias with overwhelming screen time. In addition, Sakura‘s sweet and pure beauty also raised suspicions that she had undergone plastic surgery.
Yeri (Red Velvet)
As an additional member of Red Velvet, Yeri has always received the most hate in the group. Many viewers think that she is a useless member because she has no outstanding talent and role.
In addition, Yeri is often given the worst dressed outfits. Despite the fact that Yeri is becoming more and more beautiful and professional, antifans still do not let her go. The moments of wearing ugly, gaining weight of Yeri always become a hot topic. She was even labeled “Jennie wannabe” just because of the way she took pictures or dressed like the BLACKPINK member.
Becoming famous at a young age, Wonyoung (IVE) is loved for her pretty princess-like appearance, but she can’t avoid being criticized for both her behavior and performance skills. She was repeatedly accused of being disrespectful, not bowing to her seniors, having a rude attitude towards her bandmates,…
Not long after debuting with IVE, Wonyoung also received all kinds of scandals, the number of anti fans also increased rapidly. Wonyoung is always in the middle and wears the most outstanding outfit among the IVE members, making fans unhappy. In addition, she also revealed her weak voice and superficial performance attitude even though she debuted twice.
(G)I-DLE Soyeon became famous after competing in “Produce 101 Season 1” and “Unpretty Rapstar”. She got recognized for her talents and unique style but received lots of negative responses about her appearance.
The number of Soyeon’s anti-fans seemed to increase even more after she made her debut as the leader of (G)I-DLE. Despite helping the group earn great achievements, Soyeon continued to be criticized for having too many singing lines and not treating the members fairly. Most recently, she was involved in a controversy over music plagiarism as she was found out to have changed the song’s credit without discussing it with the original composer beforehand.
Nancy is one of the most famous members of MOMOLAND thanks to her stunning beauty. However, the female idol used to be criticized a lot because of her weak singing skill.
In addition, she also received malicious comments when appearing with a chubby body after gaining weight. She was once spotted showing inappropriate attitudes towards BLACKPINK when her seniors are receiving their No.1 trophy on a music show.
Jungkook, V, Jimin (BTS)
The maknae line of BTS has not only huge individual fandoms but also lots of anti-fans. Many people have questioned why the three are hated so much although their talents, visuals, and personalities are all perfect.
EXO Chen is well-known as a powerful vocalist who has a warm voice. Moreover, he is also kind and generous person who always takes good care of his members. The first and the greatest controversy in his career is when he announced the news of getting married and becoming a father in 2021. Although netizens showed support for Chen’s decision that is full of responsibility, lots of old fans turned their back on him. Many of them even protested and demanded his withdrawal from the group.