Netizens discuss Korean women’s “TRUE” opinion on CL’s looks

Netizens claim that people are upset at model Kim Jin Kyung because they feel sorry for themselves.

Model Kim Jin Kyung has recently become the center of netizen attention after allegedly acting disrespectfully towards a host’s comment, claiming she looked like 2NE1’s CL on MBC’s My Little Television. In addition, her Instagram account has been bombarded with malicious comments not only from Korean fans but international fans as well.

Kin Jin Kyung is a model who made an appearance on Korea’s Next Top Model and has been active in the media ever since. Although there were many malicious comments left about her on various websites, many Korean netizens stood up for her claiming she has done nothing wrong. Also, because Kim Jin Kyung was born in 1997 and considered a minor, many fans are asking her to record the malicious comments on her SNS in order to pursue them legally.

For years, one of the popular comments amongst Korean males about girls and their relationship with CL goes something like this:

“Girls say celebrities like CL are pretty all the time, but they hate it when you say they look like CL.”

Basically, some Korean men claim that Korean women secretly believe CL is not good-looking, yet praise her anyway in order to make themselves feel better. So when people tell women they look like CL, the women become offended.

Here are some of the comments protecting model Kim Jin Kyung’s reaction from the recent video that has been going viral:

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[+236, -30] “I mean you’re basically telling Kim Jin Kyung she is ugly right in front of her… Who wouldn’t feel like crap???”

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[+120, -11] “You all say CL has a unique appeal but then when we say you look like CL, you will all go crazy hahahahahaha”

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[+182, -27] “To be honest Kim Jin Kyung deserves to be mad to hear that she looks like CL. CL is ugly haha”

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[+155, 23] “Bitches exploding in jealousy because Kim Jin Kyung is young and pretty”

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[+45, -2] “Everyone in South Korea looks like CL hahaha It is a compliment.”

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[+61, -4] “No but seriously. Do girls say CL is pretty because she is actually pretty?”

Here are responses to this comments:

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[+122, -21]  “I hate how a person whose career is not even in the tip of CL’s toes make fun of someone’s appearance and get angry by the comparison.”


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[+4, 0] “You all like it because CL is prettier compared to you guys~~~~~~ And what about CL’s career? Do you think her face is CL so her career is CL too? hahahahahaha If your low-class standards had CL’s face, you have to relive life again T_T”

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[0, -1] “Career and appearance is different. Isn’t it true that people discussed how her face wasn’t pretty and not about CL’s lack of talents? How does career come into this conversation when we are calling something not pretty not pretty?”

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[+8, 2] “But;;; No matter what CL’s career is, I would feel terrible if someone said I looked like CL hahahahahahahahahahahaah I’m not making fun of someone’s apperance hahahahahah It’s just that I would feel terrible”

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[+2, -6] “You look like CL hahahahahahahaha”

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[+2, 0] “What does career have to do with appearance?? If someone has a good career, does he or she look pretty even if they’re ugly??”

[0, 0] “But from her perspective, I would also feel bad even if people thought she was pretty. Because I know for a fact that people look down upon CL and telling her she is pretty.”

Source: Pann, Instagram, and People DailyComments: Pann, Instagram, and People Daily vis Naver