Having the same name with another person in the K-pop scene could lead to various problems, as fans tend to compare their biases with others to see who is better.
In the most recent news related to identical named celebrities, an idol from a rookie girl group has found herself being attacked. It’s all because she happens to share the same name as the more popular celeb Bae Suzy (배수지).
The idol in question, Suzy, is a member of the group called MAJORS, who made their official debut earlier this year on 9th March 2021. Born on 3rd June 2001 (she just turned the big 2-0 this month), Suzy has since become the target of immense backlash due to the same stage name as the A-lister actress!
Many fans of Bae Suzy were not thrilled when they heard about the rookie idol, mainly because of the former miss A member’s mega-star status. As a result, many began flooding the comments section on the latter’s personal IG with hateful comments towards her. While some accused her of “intentionally using the stage name to become famous“, others claimed that “there’s only one Suzy”.
Thankfully enough, loyal supporters of the 6-member group took things into their own hands and have begun calling for “stan Twitters‘s help” on social media. As clarified by this fan account, known as @majorloops, “Her real name is Kim Suzy. Respect that.” Additionally, they also urged other MAJORS fans to protect the singer.
The fan account’s tweet quickly gained traction, with more than 500 retweets and over 1,000 likes accumulated in just a few hours. Many other netizens also joined in the movement and began to share their support for MAJORS’ Suzy.
The gatekeeping of stuff in kpop us absolutely insane. She can't help that her name is the same. There's multiple idols who share names., God I hate ppl.
— DeeKpopMultiLife🍀 (@denimirae82) June 29, 2021
More often than not, these fans’ obsession towards their fave idols can be quite toxic! No one deserves to be bashed so severely like Suzy. Can’t we all just chill for a while?