Fans are concerned that virtual members of the new K-pop girl group Aespa play on dehumanising stereotypes about K-pop stars. Credit: SM Entertainment Fans are concerned that virtual members of the new K-pop girl group Aespa play on dehumanising stereotypes about K-pop stars. Credit: SM Entertainment
Fans are concerned that virtual members of the new K-pop girl group Aespa play on dehumanising stereotypes about K-pop stars. Credit: SM Entertainment

New K-pop girl group Aespa’s virtual members cause fears over dehumanisation of K-pop stars

  • Many K-pop fans are concerned by the sexual stylising of band member Winter’s digital self, saying the avatar has been created with an unrealistic body image
  • One expert worries about the potential exploitation of the virtual members in a country where female K-pop stars are often used in deepfake pornography

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Fans are concerned that virtual members of the new K-pop girl group Aespa play on dehumanising stereotypes about K-pop stars. Credit: SM Entertainment Fans are concerned that virtual members of the new K-pop girl group Aespa play on dehumanising stereotypes about K-pop stars. Credit: SM Entertainment
Fans are concerned that virtual members of the new K-pop girl group Aespa play on dehumanising stereotypes about K-pop stars. Credit: SM Entertainment
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