Aespa’s Karina Wins Praise For The Way She Addressed Fans’ Concerns About The Group’s Lengthy Hiatus
Aespa‘s Karina recently addressed fans’ frustrations about aespa’s next comeback, winning praise from fans online.
While fans have lately been able to see aespa on their first reality show, Synk Road, it has been some time since they were able to enjoy new content and music from them. The group’s last album, Girls, was released in June 2022.
Of course, the group has participated in several events since then, including GOT The Beat‘s first mini album, Stamp On It, the SMTOWN LIVE concerts, and Paris Fashion Week and other fashion events.
Yet, MYs have been disappointed by the group’s continued lengthy hiatus, and some fans feel that Karina is very much aware of this.
In a recent update on Dear U. Bubble, Karina sent a long message directly addressing fans’ concerns. She mentioned that, while she understands it’s been a long time, aespa have been hard at work putting together something new. More importantly, she empathized with MYs, claiming that she also knows what it’s like to anticipate her favorite artists’ release, and thanked them for their patience.
Karina's bbl message 😭😭
— win 🤍❄☃️🐣 (@win_seryoso) January 29, 2023
Fans were touched to see her thoughtful message, especially since Karina sent it in the early hours of the morning, right after finishing a schedule.
karina deserves the entire world pic.twitter.com/74lkMlk763
— ً (@wntrult) January 29, 2023
karina is literally the best leader, she is always reassuring and comforting the fans, always sharing about the other members praising them and posting about them on her bbl. knows how to talk about important things in a kind way. always updating the fans 😭
— x (@aefenty) January 29, 2023
karina reassuring us abt the cb at this ungodly hour… as frustrating as the hiatus is to us, it must’ve been harder for the girls to be constantly put on hold by their company ☹️
— ✌︎ (@KARINATI0NS) January 29, 2023
Yet, others expressed concerns that, amidst the demand for an aespa comeback, Karina and Winter’s hard work as part of GOT The Beat was perhaps not being acknowledged enough. Some MYs suspected Karina has seen this…
I think karina is in the k-my side of myville and is seeing how impatient they’ve become asking for that cb as well 😭
— cow (@HlGHNOVA) January 29, 2023
…and therefore rose in support of her.
I’m sure Karina has seen everything and has literally come to apologize on bbl multiple of times but i really hope we can appreciate or at least respect her hard work. The way she reassuring MYs abt the cb after finishing her schedule at dawn, she must’ve a lot on her mind🥲 pic.twitter.com/uwSGssbuhI
— karina’s wife (@ujiminphoria) January 30, 2023
Others raised concerns about SM Entertainment‘s management of aespa, suspecting that maybe Karina shares fans’ frustrations about aespa’s lengthy hiatus and infrequent comebacks. After all, this is not the first time Karina has apologized over the issue.
this is so sad seriously karina keeps on apologizing again and again for aespa’s hiatus and their lack of activities and keep saying how she knows it must be hard to be a my. like she apologized it 3 TIMES. for something she has no control over. sm is seriously going to hell pic.twitter.com/K8W7Rgb3Rr
— 💙 (@karinafulI) January 29, 2023
karina apologizing for lack of music and long hiatuses barely 3 years into their careers this isn’t normal https://t.co/y3pjOsGZvg pic.twitter.com/JElAFVA0CA
— rie (@LOVENlNG) January 29, 2023
i can't even keep count of how many times karina has sent paragraphs of just apologizing on bubble for sth she has no control over ..and it's happening this early in her career too it's really disheartening
— ⲉ⳽👾 (@trbledmelon) January 29, 2023
While it’s not yet clear what the comeback plans for aespa are, fans will undoubtedly soon be able to see their return to the spotlight. In the meantime they can continue to support the members in their different endeavours!
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