K-pop girl group Loona. Photo: Handout K-pop girl group Loona. Photo: Handout
K-pop girl group Loona. Photo: Handout
K-pop idols

Are K-pop girl groups like Blackpink too objectified? Park Jin-young and Orange Caramel put out sexy music videos while GFriend went for an innocent look – but both approaches have problems

  • In her new book Is Being Called Goddess a Compliment? pop music critic Choi Ji-sun takes a deep dive into how K-pop idol girl groups are produced and consumed
  • Miss A and Loona were more progressive with the ‘girl crush’ image and showcases of diverse womanhood – but the whole industry needs to help create real change

Topic |   K-pop idols
K-pop girl group Loona. Photo: Handout K-pop girl group Loona. Photo: Handout
K-pop girl group Loona. Photo: Handout
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