(G)I-DLE’s “Sexy Winter Photos” Accused of Concept-Copying

At midnight on January 16 (KST), (G)I-DLE unveiled their 1st concept images for the girl group’s 2nd full album “2”.

In these photos, (G)I-DLE members can be seen in sparkly bra tops, shorts with furs at the hem, and thick fur hats, making for a “sexy winter concept”. 


As (G)I-DLE is a rare girl group that opts for a sexy concept in the current K-pop scene, their new images have drawn controversial opinions, with some finding the concept too “revealing” while others believe it’s “fashionable”. 

At the same time, this is not a new concept in pop culture, as striking similarities can be seen between (G)I-DLE’s latest concept images and other Western artists. sparking some debates about “originality”. However, most argued this to be mere “inspiration” – a commonly seen phenomenon in the creative industry.


Debates and controversies aside, (G)I-DLE’s “Sexy Winter Concept” is undeniably ground-breaking in K-pop, even more significant as they are a self-producing group who lay the grounds for their own image. 

Revealing or not, (G)I-DLE is a group that has constantly challenged the industry norms, especially through their title “Nxde” and pre-release single “Allergy”. Their new “sexy winter concept” is likely another “statement” and “image” that they will strongly embody. 

Source: KGaja

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