Sometimes, K-pop gets sexy and drops its clean image. K-pop singer Chung Ha performs at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards in January 2020 in Seoul. Photo: Getty Images
Sometimes, K-pop gets sexy and drops its clean image. K-pop singer Chung Ha performs at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards in January 2020 in Seoul. Photo: Getty Images

When K-pop gets sexy and sheds its cute image: from Monsta X to Taemin and NCT 127, 11 songs and videos that don’t hold back

  • K-pop is known for being cute, coy and flirty, with oblique and abstract references to sex and sexuality
  • Some K-pop songs and videos, however, go all out with sexual lyrics and imagery, surprising and shocking fans

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
Sometimes, K-pop gets sexy and drops its clean image. K-pop singer Chung Ha performs at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards in January 2020 in Seoul. Photo: Getty Images
Sometimes, K-pop gets sexy and drops its clean image. K-pop singer Chung Ha performs at the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards in January 2020 in Seoul. Photo: Getty Images
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