It is no suprize when many people think that K-pop idols are an extremely difficult profession, because idols not only have to be perfect in front of the camera, but also face constant scrutiny and criticism from the audience for many reasons.
When “Kingdom” just aired on Mnet, ATEEZ member Choi San quickly became the focus of controversy when some people thought that his expression on stage was “excessive”. This incident would have just stopped at conflicting arguments, but a part of Korean netizens push it too far by criticizing Choi San with harsh words that crossed the line.
“The moderator said he didn’t look natural, why did he cut so many gifs of him?”
-“But I really hate this over-expression..”
“And now trying to do your best is considered a crime too ㅡㅡ What’s wrong with everyone?”
“It’s ugly and exaggerated, and he thinks he is also deadly sexy ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“But if we can sense that he’s overdoing it on stage then that means he’s really trying his best to show all the skills he has. That makes me want to praise him.”
“This gif is amazing. Very special ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
In fact, Choi San in particular and ATEEZ in general are known as idols who always work very hard for each of their performances. In one case, Choi San even had a nosebleed, but he just wiped the spot with his hand and continued on stage as if nothing happened.
During an overseas tour, member Yeosang dislocated his middle finger, but he decided to straighten the bone on his own and continue performing.
Meanwhile, even the part-time staff who support at ATEEZ’s fansign had good words to say about their personalities:
With all the above stories, Korean netizens and fans can’t help but feel sorry to see ATEEZ being repeatedly criticized for unreasonable reason, just because they put too much effort when standing on stage. Many people think that maybe because ATEEZ has never caused any scandals so far, the group’s haters have resorted to any possible reason to criticize the group.
“His expression isn’t exaggerated at all, he’s really a good performer”
“ATEEZ has never been controversial and has nothing to be criticized for, so there are people who have created unbelievable reasons to hate them ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ A lot of people keep asked that is there anyone who works hard and gets criticized? Yes, that’s ATEEZ ㅠ”
“I remember watching a video that summed up the compliments from music show PDs on Choi San after the group performed, they all said he did a great job and was crazy ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ He’s working very hard”
“These are kids who continue to promote as if nothing happened while hiding their rib wound ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ They always work so hard because they love performing. and cruel to criticize them for it.”
“But it’s true that ATEEZ has very good energy, they have solid skills and the members also seem quite confident in themselves but at the same time they also feel nervous. The fire of enthusiasm burns in the light. their eyes…”
“If you’re not a fan, you’ll never know what’s going on behind the scenes and only see what they perform on stage… It’s not fair”