I know this is something that the idol industry is so against, because everyone is a size 0 or 00. But when I saw the Produce Pandas boy group during Chuang(? or was it YWY…) I couldn’t help but think, can’t we have a girl group like this too?
Especially because there are some famous plus size K-Pop dancers (I really like Isabel Jones) and lots of women who have appeared on Korean singing competitions who say they lacked the confidence to debut and kept getting turned away because of their weight. They can promote a lot internationally too, I think they could be popular overseas.
It’s good representation for those who think they can’t follow their dreams or fit in society because of their size, like me. I grew up in a place where everyone was thin so even at my smallest, I was fat. I want to give other people confidence as a plus-size singer, in the K-Pop world.
Do you stan your favourite groups just for their bodies? Or do you love them for their music, personalities, and talent? Either way, plus size people are beautiful and we deserve the spotlight too.