K-pop Fans Discuss Differences In Waterbomb Reactions Between Male and Female Idols

An “online thread”titled “The Difference In Waterbomb’s Reactions With Male And Female Idols”was created by netizens on Pannchoa.

The post stated that the author made a comparison between the responses to NU’EST Baekho’s performance at the “Waterbomb 2024″event, where the idol garnered praise for his physique, stage presence, and appearance.

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(Photo: pannchoa)

'Double Standard Is Funny': K-pop Stans Discuss Differences In Waterbomb Reactions Between Male, Female Idols'Double Standard Is Funny': K-pop Stans Discuss Differences In Waterbomb Reactions Between Male, Female Idols

  • “I bet he has a lot of anger in his body.”
  • “He doesn’t look human, but a statue.”
  • “This person is insane. He’ll drive people crazy.”
  • “He must’ve worked out so hard.”
  • “What’s up with his body? He definitely worked out so much.”
  • “He seriously must’ve put in a lot of work.”
  • “Wow he’s so hot, he probably worked out a lot, he looks like a statue.”
  • “Woah, that body.”
  • “Wow.”

On the other hand, OP also addressed the responses to cignature Jeewon’s performance, which sparked interest among various online communities. Nevertheless, some netizens criticized Jeewon’s choice of attire, deeming it too revealing and directing their complaints towards her agency, C9 Entertainment.

(Photo: pannchoa)
(Photo: pannchoa)

'Double Standard Is Funny': K-pop Stans Discuss Differences In Waterbomb Reactions Between Male, Female Idols'Double Standard Is Funny': K-pop Stans Discuss Differences In Waterbomb Reactions Between Male, Female Idols

  • “She’s not even there with Cignature but she’s there alone? People already joke about Waterbomb being a nobbaggu place (t/n: literally means no panties or exposed) and here she is dressed so overboard.”
  • “This is uncomfortable.”
  • “She’s doing solo? This is so…”
  • “Huh? She’s here alone, does she even have a solo song?”
  • “She’s pretty but the schemes of the agency are so transparent that I just feel bad for her.”
  • “Is she trying to be another Kwon Eunbi? It reminds me of celebrities in the past using film ceremonies to show off their cleavages.”
  • “It reminds me of those exposure competitions in film festivals.”

As the thread gained attention, it garnered reactions from other netizens. Some K-pop stans voiced their frustration with the displayed double standards and even deemed the community as “outdated.”Others chose to praise both K-pop idols for their impressive figures.

  • “I honestly hate those intentional exposures that celebrities do, but I find it dumbfounding that people swear at celebrities exposing themselves at Waterbomb.”
  • “Waterbomb is literally a place made for this kind of vibe and for people to have fun. Of course, that’s not to comment on those people who would film them and release the videos in slow motion for s***al harassment.”
  • “For real, I don’t know why they have to judge like that.”
  • “It’s written in history how people never judge men for their exposure but will always comment on women.”
  • “That community is so outdated. For real, they remind me of people fangirling on the 1st generation.”
  • “The double standard is funny.”
  • “Wow, but both have crazy bodies.”
  • “Both have good bodies and are sexy.”
  • “That site is so hateful.”
  • “It’s indeed funny.”

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