K-Pop artists often share their interests, but a recent one has sparked controversy. Some idols are openly expressing their appreciation for "Made in Abyss," a manga turned anime, yet fans are disappointed by their stars due to the anime's dark and intense themes.
This prompted netizens to look into Soobin's older content, where many found an old Weverse livestream in which he mentioned the anime "Made in Abyss," resulting in heavy criticism.
However, it should also be noted that during the livestream, Soobin mentioned that the anime contains provocative content.
But this incident led internet users to search for other idols/celebrities who discussed the anime/manga and begin criticizing them as well.
But why is watching an anime being heavily criticized? Here are the reasons why:
TRIGGER WARNING: Disclaimer of the sexual content and nudity references
There are occasional instances of subtle sexual innuendo and humor involving Reg's anatomical correctness. Here is the link of the parental guide.
The anime and manga feature unsettling content primarily centered on children. Audiences have shared that the anime was distressing, with comments suggesting that the manga is even more graphic and disturbing.
Numerous internet users are criticizing and expressing strong disapproval toward the K-Pop stars for their support of the anime/manga.
Just like any other day, the internet also stands divided, as many fans have mentioned that the K-pop stars did not endorse the anime for the audience to watch, and the Korean version is heavily edited.
the genre for made in abyss is dark dystopian fantasy, finding out that the anime was heavily censored in korea and broadcasted on national tv and a lot of koreans are unaware of its paedophilic innuendoes, not defending soobin and mingi and woozi but please read. pic.twitter.com/YL11M20axk— yeosang’s sugar momma (@babygirlyeosang) November 20, 2023
The situation highlights the challenges of being a K-pop idol, balancing personal expression with maintaining a public image. As K-Pop artists navigate the line between private interests and public responsibilities, the controversy raises questions about the intersection of K-Pop and mature content.
The dialogue around K-Pop idols expressing their love for Made in Abyss reflects the evolving nature of fandom and the difficulties artists face in expressing individuality within the scrutinized K-Pop industry.