aespa was criticized by Knets for not crying when receiving awards, but maybe the SM rookie is still far from the “coldness” level of Jisoo (BLACKPINK).
Recently, a topic about aespa raised controversy on Korean social networks. Some netizens criticize SM‘s girl group because they never shed tears whenever they receive the No.1 trophy at weekly shows or even big awards at ceremonies. Therefore, aespa are said to be insensitive, cold and lacking emotion with their job.
In response to these gratuitous negative comments, aepsa fans argued that aespa’s not crying does not mean that the group lacks affection for fans or their achievements. Using tears as a measure of an idol’s emotions is considered ridiculous and irrational. The idol’s love for fans or the enthusiasm and passion for the career is expressed in many different aspects, not only tears.
In fact, not only aespa, many idols are also very emotionally strong in front of the camera as they rarely or even never cry in front of the public. Typically, the eldest member of BLACKPINK, Jisoo, is one of those.
6 years into her career, Jisoo has never burst into tears in public. BLACKPINK’s other members have shed tears at concerts, or at weekly music stages where they won the No.1 trophy, but Jisoo is always the toughest member. BLACKPINK‘s eldest member often creates a positive, happy atmosphere. She is also a source of mental encouragement for other members and almost never reveals a moment of weakness.
At the “As If It’s Your Last” stage at Inkigayo on July 2nd, 2017, BLACKPINK surpassed Bolbbalgan4 and MAMAMOO to win the show’s No.1 trophy, which was very meaningful to the YG girls. Because that was their comeback after a very long time, BLACKPINK was afraid that they would no longer receive the love and enthusiastic support from fans.
Therefore, when being named the winner, gaining the first No.1 trophy for “As If It’s Your Last,” Jennie, Rosé and Lisa all burst into tears because they couldn’t hold back their emotions. Meanwhile, only Jisoo was dry-eyed. She smilingly turned to encourage the younger members and continued her MC duties calmly.
In a behind-the-scenes video from the documentary “BLACKPINK Light Up The Sky”, Jisoo shared that she didn’t cry in front of everyone because she wanted to be the one who cried last. Producer Teddy or Lisa also revealed that it is very rare to see Jisoo cry. In many interviews, Jisoo once shared that she is a person who prefers not to cry in public and does not cry easily because she wants to keep an optimistic and positive spirit in all situations.
Thus, it can be seen that Jisoo is an extremely strong, optimistic idol who likes to keep a cheerful spirit and always wants to stir up the atmosphere for everyone. If you use the “not crying” excuse to criticize idols as insensitive, then you will be really wrong. Idols who seem to be tough, such as Jisoo, could be the warmest people!