SHINee‘s lyricist Eana Kim has responded to commenters calling her out for “sexist” lyrics.
On November 15th, Eana Kim confirmed that she wrote the lyrics for SHINee’s “If You Love Her.” A capture of her listening to the track was uploaded on her personal Instagram account.
Things took a different turn, however, after she received negative comments about a certain phrase used in the song. Some netizens pointed out that the line “Cherish her more than you would a flower” was discriminatory against women.
Eana Kim shared this response on her personal account ande admitted, “There are a lot of listeners who pinpoint sexist expressions in songs. I have tried to be more and more careful but I slip up constantly and it makes me realize how deeply rooted the problem is.” She described the criticisms as a “healthy phenomenon” for lyricists like her to be careful about sexism in their work. She ended the statement with a promise, “I am going to try to become a lyricist that thinks more about the stereotypes of men and women.”
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Eana Kim is a lyricists famous for her contributions in the Korean music industry. Her famous works include: Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra,” IU’s “Good Day and Suzy and Baekhyun’s “Dream.”
Recently, she collaborated with SHINee for “If You Love Her,” was included in their repackaged album, 1 and 1.
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Listen to the song down below: