Attracting much attention as the first K-pop girl group to perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but it seems that aespa has disappointed many people.
On November 25 (local time), aespa made an appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. aespa became the first Kpop girl group to have a performance at this important event. The SM rookie girl group brought their latest hit, Savage.
This is an important milestone for aespa, marking their first appearance in the US, so this special performance has received a lot of attention from both fans and non-fans. However, controversy has erupted because aespa’s performance is deemed underwhelming, even by some of their own fans.
Many locals and fans expressed disappointment because instead of preparing new outfits, SM made aespa wear old outfits at such an important event. Fans were also annoyed at the camera work because it kept focusing on Winter, even during other members’ singing parts.
The fact that aespa lip-synced throughout the show was the most controversial detail. According to netizens, aespa did not even pretend to sing but only danced. Meanwhile, fans explained that almost all of the artists who performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lip-synced because the parade’s sound quality did not allow them to sing live.
Regardless, aespa is still criticized for its poor stage presence and facial expressions. Some netizens, in particular, believe Giselle was the least impressive member, even was lazy about dancing. There are also comments claiming that Savage is an inappropriate song for Thanksgiving and that SM sending aespa to perform at this event was a terrible decision.