“Over-Edited” Fansite Photos Of aespa’s Karina Cause Fierce Debate After Fans See Unedited Versions

“Sometimes women are women’s worst enemies.”

Even before her official debut with aespa in 2020, Karina earned attention for her unreal beauty and impressive talents.

Netizens couldn’t look away from the aespa leader when she appeared as SHINee Taemin‘s backup dancer during his “WANT” promotions in 2019 and again when she starred in a Hyundai CF with EXO‘s Kai in 2020.

aespa’s Karina in the 2020 Hyundai commercial | Hyundai

Since her official debut, Karina has consistently had netizens calling her an “AI-like” beauty while she continues to stun fans with her gorgeous IRL visuals.

Recently, a fansite dedicated to aespa’s Karina came under fire for excessively editing her photos.

A post on the popular Korean online community board, Nate Pann, called attention to the excessive editing, showing side-by-side comparisons of unedited photos of Karina taken at the same events.

Photo of aespa’s Karina edited by controversial fansite (left) and unedited photo (right) | Nate Pann
Photo of aespa’s Karina edited by controversial fansite (left) and unedited photo (right) | Nate Pann
Photo of aespa’s Karina edited by controversial fansite (left) and unedited photo (right) | Nate Pann
Photo of aespa’s Karina edited by controversial fansite | @4U411U/Twitter
Unedited photo of Karina at the same event, posted by an unrelated fansite | @ae_mini1406/Twitter

While netizens criticized the editing, the growing backlash worked in Karina’s favor as netizens overwhelmingly agreed that the aespa leader’s real-life, unedited visuals are even more beautiful than the controversial fansite’s “overdone” edits.

Netizens debated the purpose of over-edited fansite photos when the editing isn’t needed, with some concluding that over-editing the photos could potentially work against the artist. Luckily, that isn’t the case for Karina, as netizens feel her IRL visuals exceed expectations.

  • “LOL. Even if this is true, the “unedited” pictures are some of her worst pictures. Watch her videos and you’ll see her IRL is basically the “edited” version, haha. Stop being jealous.”
  • “She’s gorgeous without the edits, though. Whenever I watch her videos, I’m like, ‘She’s the modern gumiho for sure.’ She amazes me.”
  • “Sometimes women are women’s worst enemies.”
  • “IDK. Watch her music shows and stuff, and you’ll notice that she looks like the “edited” version.”

Check out more netizen appreciation for Karina’s IRL visuals in the article below!

Real Life Photos Of aespa’s Karina During Golden Hour Stuns Netizens With Her Unedited Beauty

Source: Nate Pann

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