GOT the beat, a new K-pop supergroup, debuted on January 1 with a song called Step Back. Its lyrics prompted a fan backlash. Photo: SM Entertainment
GOT the beat, a new K-pop supergroup, debuted on January 1 with a song called Step Back. Its lyrics prompted a fan backlash. Photo: SM Entertainment

A literal step back: new K-pop group GOT the beat’s debut song Step Back draws fan backlash for its lyrics about ‘silly girls’

  • Seven-member supergroup’s debut causes controversy, with the lyrics to their song Step Back seen by fans as a setback for women’s representation in pop music
  • References to ‘silly girls’ grate especially with fans. One South Korean music critic suggests the lyrics be rewritten before the song is released for streaming

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
GOT the beat, a new K-pop supergroup, debuted on January 1 with a song called Step Back. Its lyrics prompted a fan backlash. Photo: SM Entertainment
GOT the beat, a new K-pop supergroup, debuted on January 1 with a song called Step Back. Its lyrics prompted a fan backlash. Photo: SM Entertainment
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