South Korea has high beauty standards, especially for its music artists. Hence, why K-Pop idols are “idols.” So, their companies will often edit their photos before posting. Their skin is often airbrushed and lightened, and body parts are smaller.
yes a majority of idols pics are edited (SOME BY THEIR OWN CHOICE) but is that rlly a surprise? we’re stuck in a cycle where we expect perfect -> they feel pressured and edit to be perfect -> we think it’s real and look to them for goals -> theyre pressured to maintain it #kpop #aespa #bts #ive #wonyoung #newjeans #lesserafim #straykids
Sometimes, the editing gets extreme, not by the idols’ choice. So, some idols have exposed the Photoshopping by posting original or behind-the-scenes. Check them out below.
1. TWICE’s Tzuyu
Tzuyu posted the original version on Instagram to remind ONCEs what she really looks like!
2. (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon
Miyeon uploaded unedited behind-the-scenes photos from her Soju ad.
3. LOONA’s Hyeju
The retouched photos were deleted and replaced by the original.
— 𝓔𝓭𝓮𝓷 📡 (@westanthis) July 1, 2022
4. ITZY’s Yeji
Yeji shared an unedited behind-the-scenes photo from ITZY’s fanmeeting concept photos.
Beyond LIVE – ITZY The 2nd Fan Meeting 있지 믿지, 날자! "To Wonder World" #YEJI
✅ Beyond LIVE https://t.co/VD6osaxJtX
— Beyond_LIVE (@Beyond_LIVE) January 30, 2023
ITZY The 2nd Fan Meeting 있지 믿지, 날자! "To Wonder World"
— ITZY (@ITZYofficial) February 11, 2023
5. LE SSERAFIM’s Kazuha
Kazuha shared unedited behind-the-scenes photos from her makeup ad.