Controversies may cause idols to fall from grace, going from one of the most popular celebrities in the nation to becoming downright disliked.
With the year approaching its end soon, netizens reminisced on several idols who started off the year on top of the industry but have waned in popularity due to scandals or controversies. The list, which includes a list of many big names and why they’ve become disliked, has become quite popular on Pann, drawing in comments from many netizens.
In a thread titled “Idols who were likable and then became unlikable in 2015,” a netizen compiled such a list. Below is the list and a brief overview of the reason why this netizen believed the idol became disliked.
1. AOA‘s Seolhyun
Excessive media-play comparing her to miss A‘s Suzy has caused many to grow tired of her. If the media-play is tone down, she could become likable again.
Through WIN and MIX&MATCH, iKON attracted a large fan base and with Bobby winning Show Me The Money, there was a large expectation for the rookie group to debut. However, Bobby‘s past diss track of other idols surfaced in which he dissed VIXX‘s Ravi, BTS‘s Rap Monster, and others. Additionally, how iKON greeted BIGBANG fans during a concert was controversial. Now that they’ve debuted, YG Entertainment’s excessive media-play caused many netizens to post negative Pann threads.
Berated for being irresponsible due to her actions and then ultimately leaving her group.
Editor’s Note: The original post also included solo singer IU, but the section has since been removed.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+456, -181] Why did you take IU down? ㅇㅇ I never liked her anyways.
[+365, -113] I think it’s okay to put IU?? Right now, isn’t she getting hate???? A lot of girls are saying she’s worse than YewonㅗShe’s being called a big fox.
[+231, -40] Rather than iKON it’s more like Bobby and B.I… What did the others do to deserve itㅋㅋㅋ
[+136, -104] But why Seolhyunㅋㅋㅋㅋ;; For others, it’s their own fault but it’s not like Seolhyun was responsible for the media-play
[+107, -13] Tao, Yewon, Sulli, I agree with, with iKON it’s because of their lyrics but I personally don’t find them that dislikableㅋㅋ With Seolhyun, that’s her own agency’s faultㅋㅋㅋ