Surely you often see the term “Flop” appearing on Facebook, Kpop’s media channels, right? So what is “flop”?
If you are a “true” Kpop fan and regularly follow your idols through social media, newspapers or community groups on Facebook, you are no stranger to the term “Flop”, right? This term has a lot of interesting meanings under different circumstances. So what is “flop”? What is “flop” in Kpop and on Facebook?
What is “flop”?
When looking up the dictionary, “Flop” means the sound of falling, the fall of something, but in figurative terms, it means failure, a decrease. “Flop” is a word which people use to euphemize in some cases to explain someone’s failure.
“Flop” is a term often used when referring to successful, famous people who have many fans, followers but for some reasons or influences that leads to them falling more and more in their careers. We often see this term in Kpop related news, Facebook, forums or communication channels, social networking sites.
What is “flop” in Kpop?
When K-pop is growing and becoming a battlefield for idols to show their talents and abilities and become famous stars.That is where you often see the term “flop” appear.
In Kpop, “Flop” refers to a famous artist, actor or group that has been receiving passionate love and attention from the audiences. However, in this environment, not everyone can maintain their attractiveness and popularity forever. A small impact like being affected by emotional scandals, health or private life being scrutinized can mislead their image to the public. It is these things that will cause the career, influence and popularity of idols to decrease, be turned away by fans and gradually forgotten over time.
This “flop” term is also used when referring to idols who have one-hit wonder. Only those who have been everyone’s pride and achieved success at the peak of their careers could be called “flop” when their popularity decrease.