Here's what a journalist said happened to him when he was going to interview a idol:
So my reaction would be, yeah thats shady. I'm sure he wasnt going to drag the idol but if he wrote his opinion that maybe the song XYZ was so much better than ABC, if the company found that to be "negative" he'd be sued....
But most of the replies were people siding with the company, not the journalist:
Now, this might be a bad example but I do think this is a good reminder that saying a you dont like a song from your bias group isn't you being a hater.
If we blindly love everything our bias group puts out, its a disservice to them. Some idols work really hard to produce what they do and if we dont think critically about what they put out, putting just as much effort into understanding it as they did creating it, that's not cool. It's okay to not love a song, its okay to be disappointed by an MV, etc. It's okay to be a critical Kpop fan :)