With the number of K-Pop groups constantly growing, concepts can sometimes become repetitive when executed by multiple groups. As a result of how “overdone” they can be, fans shared the six ones they no longer want to see.
1. Toy Guns
Fake guns often fit the lyrics or action-packed storyline of a music video. However, there are times when they’re completely out of place.
Despite how colorful the toy guns are, the real versions hold “trauma” for American fans—who are from a country with the highest number of deaths from gun violence.
Race cars and racing outfits can be perfect additions to concepts referencing the sport with their lyrics. Yet, there are only a few ways to execute it well.
And fans often notice how out of place the scenes are when added for visual effect, which usually “adds nothing and always looks the same.”
3. Confusing Universes
Though it’s common for entertainment companies to create universes that revolve around their groups, it can quickly become confusing from all the information.
Fans voiced concerns about resources being used for “poorly-written storylines” instead of the group’s music.
4. Laidback Title Tracks
With many K-Pop groups having an upbeat, unique sound, others decide to be “a breath of fresh air” with more relaxing music.
Fans wanted a return to the over-the-top songs that made K-Pop a worldwide genre.
5. School Uniforms
For a change of pace, groups sometimes treat fans to stage outfits inspired by school uniforms. The members pull it off well but don’t always receive the desired reaction.
The cropped shirts and shorter skirts make fans uncomfortable by turning a practical style into something sexy, especially when groups are underage.
6. Western Trends
With “badass girl crush” and Y2K becoming popular in Western media, the K-Pop industry couldn’t go without joining the trends.
But it’s left fans feeling that groups have strayed away from the “quirky concepts” that made K-Pop unique.