The following piece was written with a touch of sarcasm
An American crossover seems to be the ultimate goal for much of the Korean entertainment industry. And, for many fans it would be a dream come true to have their favorite Korean celebs in such close range. But, as nice as this sounds in theory, you have to wonder would it really be everything we hope for? This Kpop blogger thinks, not so much.
Why, you ask? Well, my reasoning lies in the present crossover of American music to Korean music. While Kpop may be a pretty significantly different genre than American Pop, in recent years, especially 2014, Korean artists have been looking to their American counterpart for…‘inspiration.’ And while it’s a given that with good comes bad, the bad, in my eyes at least, greatly outweighs the good.
As we’ve all noticed by now, sex and ‘sexy’ concepts have made a huge return among girl groups, with interpretations of the style ranging from awkward to down right thirsty for attention. The recent gravitation towards sex has left fans puzzled and asking ‘why the hell this happening?’ My answer. Miley Cyrus.
That’s right! The tongue wagging, twerkin’ cowgirl is to blame! Ms. Cyrus has recently been able to shed her former squeaky clean Disney kid image through extra revealing, boundary pushing, sexed up music videos, and performances. Thanks to her embracing of all things sex, she is a hot topic all over the world. And trust me, Miley’s new found, sex driven fame, has NOT gone unnoticed by Kpop’s girl groups. Oh no, Stellar’s “Marionette“ is sufficient proof of that.
Now, I’m not one of the observers who think Miley Cyrus to be slutty, and desperate, in fact I think she’s pretty slick, and I’m still amazed to this day that fans are eating up her well
calculated, debate provoking ploys for attention. While I couldn’t have care less what she did for fame, it recently hit too close to home when rookie girl group, Stellar, resorted to down right awkward, and wildly desperate choreography in their latest MV, “Marionette.”
I am all for women channeling their sexuality in their music, but I think we can all agree it goes to far when you have to grab your ass and jiggle it around a little to convey it.
You might be thinking, sex isn’t so bad this phase will pass, but trust me there’s more to worry about, and his name is Justin Bieber! America’s resident King Duchebag has recently taken over the American news waves with his constant run ins with the law. And normally this would not be a reason for concern for a Kpop fan, but thanks to human bridge, Psy, Justin’s newest labelmate, Bieber has earned himself a
free round trip ticket into the world of Kpop, specifically YG Entertainment.His last visit to the R.O.K left blackjacks around the world feeling squeamish when pictures surfaced of him planting wet ones on the cheeks of 2ne1’s CL and Dara. He also made quite a
stir before leaving the country when he allegedly physically assaulted a club DJ, the same night he was hanging out with some of Kpop’s finest. It’s crazy! I mean, how long before his wannabe bad boy antics rub off on our precious Kpop boy bands?!!
My question to you, my fellow Kpop fans, ‘is American success really what we want for our idols?’ If it happens, the door is open for any American celebrities, good or bad, to come in and influence our beloved genre. Do we really want the likes of tabloid royalty like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to come in and run a muck? Tell us how you feel about the consequences that come with a full blown crossover in the comments below, and be sure follow us on Twitter and Facebook.