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Netizens discuss the reasons why ITZY is losing hype compared to their debut era

Some netizens put the blame on this member. 

After a top-tier performance at MAMA 2021, it seems that ITZY is going viral again among Kpop fans. The JYP girl group stood out with a well-prepared and eye-catching stage. Unfortunately, they could not take home any awards. Netizens have shared their thoughts on the reasons why ITZY is losing popularity. 

ITZY's performance at MAMA 2021 was extremely well-received 
ITZY’s performance at MAMA 2021 was extremely well-received 

When ITZY debuted with “DALLA DALLA” in February 2019, the song went viral and helped ITZY become a monster rookie. Netizens were impressed and said JYP truly had a talent when it comes to girl groups. DALLA DALLA is the song with the highest digital score of 2019 among Kpop girl groups.

However, contrary to expectations, ITZY‘s charm is declining over time. This year, ITZY’s comeback results were even surpassed by aespa – a rookie who has just turned a year old.

ITZY used to be very successful with DALLA DALLA
ITZY used to be very successful with DALLA DALLA

Among the late 3rd generation – early 4th generation idol groups, ITZY is unarguably the girl group with the most impressive performance skills. However, ITZY is famous for their choreography but often comes under controversy over their vocals. Even the group’s main vocalist, Lia, sometimes makes mistakes in live performances, sounding nasal or cracking her voice. 

But that doesn’t seem to be ITZY‘s only problem. On Pann Nate, a netizen did not hesitate to claim the group’s biggest issue was… Chaeryeong, specifying that Chaeryeong is not as pretty as other members and her visuals look “out of place” compared to the rest of ITZY.

A K-netizen considered Chaeryeong the "problem" that caused ITZY's “flop” 
A K-netizen considered Chaeryeong the “problem” that caused ITZY’s “flop” 
"Her face doesn't match the lineup of ITZY"?
“Her face doesn’t match the lineup of ITZY”?
"ITZY will be better off without Chaeryeong"?
“ITZY will be better off without Chaeryeong”?

Plenty of Korean netizens even agreed with this comment. In fact, this is not the first time Chaeryeong received negative comments saying her appearance and aura do not really fit in a girl group with the “IT girl” concept like ITZY.

Chaeryeong was blamed for the failure of ITZY
Chaeryeong was blamed for the failure of ITZY

It is undeniable that Chaeryeong has been a trainee for many years, has a good personality and is talented.  But for the Kpop music industry, which always values ​​appearance, it seems that her efforts are never enough in the eyes of netizens.

Except for Chaeryeong, the remaining four members’ appearances are all appealing and rarely let the fans down. While Ryujin and Yuna are frequently complimented on their attractive appearances and stage presence, Yeji, the band’s leader, also draws attention with her cute cat-like face.

Center Ryujin has beautiful visual, talent and good personality
Center Ryujin has beautiful visual, talent and good personality
Center Ryujin has beautiful visual, talent and good personality
The youngest Yuna is on track to become the top visual of the new generation
The youngest Yuna is on track to become the top visual of the new generation
The youngest Yuna is on track to become the top visual of the new generation
Leader Yeji has a unique visual that is loved by Koreans
Leader Yeji has a unique visual that is loved by Koreans
Leader Yeji has a unique visual that is loved by Koreans

In addition, the main vocalist Lia was entangled in many controversies because of both her talent and the school violence scandal. However, her visual has never been criticized.

Despite being caught in a school violence scandal, Lia's visuals have never been a problem in the eyes of netizens
Despite being caught in a school violence scandal, Lia’s visuals have never been a problem in the eyes of netizens
Despite being caught in a school violence scandal, Lia's visuals have never been a problem in the eyes of netizens

However, success is highly dependent on luck.  It’s really unfair to put all the blame on a single member, Chaeryeong. In addition to the opinion about Chaeryeong‘s visual, many other netizens also expressed their views on the reason why ITZY’s reputation is going downhill:

  • The quality of their songs is getting worse and worse.
  • Isn’t Lia’s school violence controversy the problem?
  • Singing skills are too poor.
  • Their concept is weird.  I don’t like their dark vibe. 
  • I wish they would come back with a concept like when they just debuted. I hate Mafia In The Morning
  • School violence, weird songs and boring outfits are their problem.
  • If you want to be an idol, you need a really outstanding personality to go on a show, or at least a really viral song. Even if the lineup of members has many holes, at least one member should be the factor that attracts fans and is familiar with the public. But ITZY has none of that.

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