Red Velvet’s Joy Opens Up About The Idol-Like Image That’s Pushed On And Expected Of Her

She gives a real message to those who need to hear this: its okay to be you!

Red Velvet‘s Joy talked about the idol-image that has been enforced on her even as she grows to become an artist, an actress, a performer, and more.

On October 17, American brand UGG released a global campaign video of which the Red Velvet member was a part of. The video featured Joy’s fashion film and interview, where she gave her honest thoughts about her image and what it means to dress like an idol.

I’m in a field where I can express my real self, and not only as me within an assigned concept. But everytime I express the real me, I’ve heard words like “It’s too much” and “I like your cute side more”. Why do they keep wanting that kind of idol-like image from me? I kept wondering this by myself.

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Joy then looks into the camera, and smiles reassuringly.

 

I have wondered this before. But…the person on stage is me and the person off-stage is also me. So, I want to say this to the people asking, “Is it okay for an idol to dress like this?” I want to tell them, yes, that’s right. This is me.

Here are more images from her participation in the campaign below!

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You can also check out the video from the campaign here!

 

You do you, Joy!

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