Viral Video of Former GFRIEND’s Yerin Falling Down Sparks Debate Over Misogyny In K-Pop
Recently, a video of former GFRIEND member and now soloist Yerin stumbling and falling caused a debate among K-Pop fans about misogyny.
On February 3, Yerin attended a recording for the upcoming Webtoon Singer program. Webtoon Singer is a show that combines XR (extended reality) and webtoon as K-Pop stars perform either OSTs from the webtoons or original songs made for the show.
As the Yerin made her way over to greet fans, she did not see the small curb, causing her to fall.
It seemed like the tumble hurt quite a bit as Yerin began whining and crying, saying, “it hurts” repeatedly. Luckily, she did not seem seriously hurt, and she made her way over to the fence to greet waiting fans.
While she did seem to pout a little at first, she was back to smiling in no time. Fans thought the reaction was too cute and even considered how her GFRIEND members would react to the situation.
I just know if there’s other gfriend member. They’ll be laughing first especially sinb and eunha. Only then, they’ll help yerin 🤣 pic.twitter.com/CBs0YDgszy
— PB (@mygirlsgfriend) February 4, 2023
yerin took this pic from twitter & made it as her profpic on private exclusive chat is so funny to me https://t.co/4B6RsdlhqJ
— ᴊʏʀ (@yerintopic) February 4, 2023
shes so cute but that fall looked painful please be careful yerin💛 https://t.co/mJtADDjTJ9
— blaine ʚïɞ (@ilovejungyerin_) February 4, 2023
Over a few days, the video spread and was seen by those not fans of Yerin and drew some reactions that were not as affectionate towards the singer. Many criticized her reaction, calling her dramatic and telling her to act her age.
you could’ve laughed it off… you look silly https://t.co/DdH3DgIS8L pic.twitter.com/4mcqm9qw3K
— zhongli MEL WEEK (@sasukesmom) February 8, 2023
who wrote this script for her 😟 https://t.co/vqt2qYT1Tw
— hobiuary⁷ (@jewnibbIes) February 8, 2023
at her big age too https://t.co/SXVNixnA1A pic.twitter.com/KU8D2mwqkK
— WONIE BDAY BASH 🎉 (@luvdistrict) February 8, 2023
Other comments began defending Yerin, stating that even if she is acting, other groups do the same sort of overly cute acting during fan events. In particular, defenders stated that boy groups with the same behavior are met with different reactions.
i’m sorry the qrts 😂😂😂 why are yall in cute women’s business like that while stanning grown men who do aegyo for a check https://t.co/cxa8gW2qE2 pic.twitter.com/OnNntshIaB
— billie 🦋 gfriend reunion 2023 (@dlwlrmago) February 8, 2023
"Y'all are defending a grown woman" wtf do we need to defend her from??? She fell, got hurt, and reacted. Who cares if it's an overreaction, who cares if you think it's cringey. She didn't do anything wrong 😭😭 https://t.co/DfxdyLWEXJ
— Sara || VIVIZ IS COMING (@GFRIENDSparkles) February 8, 2023
30 year old men doing aegyo on fan calls but a woman crying because she fell and got hurt is where you draw the line oh okay https://t.co/AXaq75RWzT
— ʚïɞ #various FAN ACCOUNT (@lgbtjinho) February 8, 2023
If it ain’t that serious, then why are y’all minding another idol’s business? https://t.co/keIlpK6lAT pic.twitter.com/My4VU1jx1R
— csunshine (@_csunshine) February 8, 2023
pretty lame to come to a 4-days old tweet to complain about a woman you supposedly don’t care about 😭 https://t.co/wzPWEx7Qt3
— maría🦋 (@amoreunha) February 8, 2023
Though the moment created debate, we are glad that Yerin is okay! What do you think of the situation?