This showed up on my FB feed today and I am fuming.
disclaimer: before anyone says "why are you sharing this, you're just making it a bigger issue" I want to clear up that I saw this hours ago and didn't say anything but now its a HUGE deal spreading to every major site and forum. I'd rather discuss it here in a place where I trust my community members and I know we'll be respectful than have you guys hear about it somewhere else and see the nasty comments others are leaving.
This is straight from the fans. Singling out one member for her body. It's dispicable.
This is Kyla from the new girl group, Pristin. She's FIFTEEN YEARS OLD.
She's half Korean, born and raised in California, and she's one of the younger members of Pristin (maybe maknae? sorry I'll edit this when I confirm!)
But, she's not stick-thin like other idols that Korean fans are used to.
But looking at her fellow members, is there any one girl that stands out because of her size? In my opinion NO but Korean fans have ridiculous standards and have decided to 'punish' her for her weight.
They literally stopped cheering for her. Just her.
At 0:48 you could argue that it was just a quite part of the fan chant, but at 1:20 right after the first part of the rap, its obvious that the crowd specifically isn't cheering for Kyla.
It happens again at the exact same times in this video:
In an online discussion about it, international fans have noticed and are sickened by her treatment.
It's gotten to the point where her brother has had to get involved and that is just so sick :(
So all I ask is that if you can on other social media, cheer on Kyla a bit. She may not see anything but I'd rather positive posts come up when you search her name then just fat shaming posts.
It's unfortunate that the story has gotten this big, but even other idols and TV hosts are talking about it - cheering for her! Link here.