Recently, netizens defended American artist Latto‘s outfit choice during her performance with BTS‘s Jungkook.
Jungkook’s “SEVEN” was undoubtedly the song of the summer and was awarded by multiple organizations, including the VMAs. In addition to starring actress Han So Hee, the sexy track pulled American rapper and singer Latto for a special feature.
📊 Jungkook’s “Seven” is the SONG OF SUMMER!!
🥇@MTV #VMAs Song of Summer
🥇@billboard ’s Global Song of the Summer
🥇 Melon’s Song of Summer
🥇@RED Song of Summer
🥇@Y100Michiana_ Song Of The Summer (NEW)✨
🥉Spotify’s Song of Summer
7️⃣ UK @BigTop40 Song of the Summer… pic.twitter.com/cindgUj4Mg
— JK DAILYʲᵏ (@Daily_JKUpdate) September 25, 2023
On September 23, Jungkook performed at the 2023 Global Citizen Festival, not only previewing a new song and doing some fan favorites…
[NEWS] #JUNGKOOK SNIPPET OF “3D” during his HISTORICAL Performance on Global Citizen on New York 🇺🇸
— BTS Charts Daily⁷ (@btschartsdailyx) September 23, 2023
230923 Global Citizen Festival [Euphoria] 직캠
— BLACK N WHITE (@blacknwhite_km) September 26, 2023
…but bring Latto on stage to perform the song with him!
— Gguk🐰⁷ Layoꪜer (@yoongles_lov) September 24, 2023
jungkook: that was a nice surprise, right?!! please, welcome latto!!
latto: thank you, JK! shout out to the ARMY!! pic.twitter.com/mRS6u0Noyt
— jungkook vids 🎥 (slow) (@jjklve) September 23, 2023
While the moment was huge, some fans found a problem with Latto’s on-stage outfit. The star wore a skintight tan body suit that had silver 3D leaves over her breasts and private parts.
Some fans commented negatively about her outfit on a now-viral video of Jungkook and Latto at the event. While not liking the aesthetics of it is one thing, many comments did not approve of how “revealing” it was.
Due to “SEVEN”‘s somewhat explicit lyrics, Jungkook has had to explain and deal with comments about the song, ultimately reminding fans of his age. He was also questioned about Latto’s innuendo-laden verse, relaying similar feelings.
With this in mind, fans defended Latto online, saying that negative comments about her dressing in a revealing manner were not only sexist but also infantilized Jungkook.
these people are not real 😭 pic.twitter.com/U4rTABfbvQ
— ٌ (@baepinker) September 25, 2023
When will Kpop Stan’s realize that their idols are grown adults and act / think like adults. And why should latto have to change how she acts / dresses…. People are weird https://t.co/f7F3AHNQ3h
— olivia 🐁 (@2minsmood) September 26, 2023
hes a grown adult who has a song about being ready to fuck his girlfriend 24/7 for seven days a week im sure hes fine😭 https://t.co/sp61iA3EhP
— Aurora⛧ (@xuxiblu) September 26, 2023