Top male K-pop idols ranked by category, according to netizens

A Pann post made on May 31st titled “Ranking of Best Male Idol In Each Field” has been garnering a vast amount of attention online. 

The original poster made clear that they are not a fan of any particular artist or group and tried to create the rankings objectively.

In addition, they stated that in their personal point of view, they feel EXO is a very overrated group that is mostly popular among younger fans as compared to older fans. They also think that INFINITE is a far more superior group than EXO.

Below are the poster’s rankings with the respective categories:

1. Appearance
BIGBANG T.O.P, INFINITE L, ZE:A Im Siwan, JYJ Kim Jaejoong, WINNER Kim Jinwoo

2. Singing
INFINITE Sungkyu, BEAST Yoseob, TVXQ Changmin, B1A4 Sandeul, BTOB Seo Eunkwang, JYJ Kim Junsu, SHINee Jonghyun. FTISLAND Lee Hongki

3. Rap
Block B Zico, BIGBANG G-Dragon, WINNER Song Mino

4. Dance
EXO Kai, BIGBANG Taeyang, TVXQ Yunho, synchronized dancing by INFINITE, Super Junior Eunhyuk

5. Producing

6. Acting
EXO D.O, BIGBANG T.O.P, BTOB  Sungjae, ZE:A Im Siwan

Netizens have had mixed reactions to the poster’s rankings, many agreeing about the poster’s comment about EXO and INFINITE with others disagreeing regarding certain idols’ placement in the rankings.

1. [+311, -569] EXO really is overrated. On Nate boards especially. Honestly, I don’t find any of the EXO members in SM handsome, they are too feminine and short with no special aura.. how are they handsome.. only fans like them.. Except for a few members, their skills are just dancing. Their music is typical idol music.

2. [+184, -73] That’s right, INFINITE’s synchronized choreography is really amazing…. ㅋㅋ ah, and also, Hoya and Dongwoo are also good dancers! Just saying ㅎㅎ

3. [+91, -65] Rap Mon is also overrated, GD, Zico, and Rap Mon are all people mentioned when talking about idol rappers, but I don’t know why Rap Mon is mentioned… I don’t think he’s that good, Junhyung is better.

Source: Pann