Netizens Raise Concerns About (G)I-DLE’s “Provocative” And “Inappropriate” Choreography For Their New Song “Queencard”

“Their performance seems to contradict their message…”

(G)I-DLE recently made a comeback with their new album and the title track “Queencard.” However, despite the song’s strong message of empowerment, netizens have concerns about the inappropriate choreography.

The members of (G)I-DLE | @G_I_DLE/Twitter

When the song was released, while some fans weren’t sure about the lyrics, many loved the strong and powerful message to female fans. It seemed to hit back at the group’s haters by focusing on embracing your body and being strong.

Like their other songs, “Queencard” had a strong message for fans that wasn’t missed.

Even the performances have gained attention as the members have owned the stage, showcasing their talent and confidence that fits the song.


Yet, while netizens worldwide have been praising the strong and empowering concept of the song, a hot topic online amongst Korean fans has been the inappropriate nature of the choreography.

In particular, in one post on theqoo, a fan shared their concerns after posting a GIF of one of the dance moves in the song. The video showed leader Soyeon dancing to one part of the song by holding her breasts.

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And then a video of fellow member Yuqi grabbing her bottom and shaking it.

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In the post’s caption, the author explained their worries about the song and how they believe the outfits and choreography would negatively impact young children, many of whom would see the clips on social media.

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The crop tees and suggestive dances are all harmful. I am concerned that little children will follow them on Reels, TikTok, etc.

— OP

In the comments, it seems like many fans agree, but rather than focusing on the impact on children, they focused on the contrast to the lyrics. For many, “Queencard” was meant to hit back at prejudice against women and the idea that they are just objects to look at, but the dance moves seem to contradict it.

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  • “What’s wrong with them? Their dance is really strange.”
  • “Their performance seems to contradict their message, so I can’t understand (their decision). Then they shouldn’t have included that message (in their songs)”
  • “It’s only weird because their message seems to make fun of  gaudy examples of sex appeal, but then jam pack their (own performances) with it.”

One particular fan on Twitter seemed passionate as they explained that the new culture is seemingly not helping women’s rights as first intended.

We shouldn’t accept this as a new wave of feminism simply because they are women K-Pop idols. It seems these idols envy the ‘cool girl’ culture of the US, which has received heavy backlash, rather than feminism. What help or message are they sending to women’s rights?

— Twitter user

It’s not the first time netizens have been worried about the influence of K-Pop. After the rise in young idols representing designer brands, fans shared their concerns that it could influence a new culture in children, and you can read about it below.

The Shocking Rise In Young K-Pop Idols Becoming Designer Brand Ambassadors Sparks A Heated Debate Amongst Netizens

Source: theqoo