Being a K-pop idol isn’t as easy as what it seems, despite all the glitz and glamour. More often than not, these idols are expected to fulfill the exceptionally high beauty standards among the Korean community. This include having a slim figure, a small face, a pale skin and even double eyelids.
If the artists fail to meet the typical beauty standards, they would often receive criticism from netizens, who would often dictate and nitpick at each and every detail about them. This is apparent as seen in this post that went viral on the community platform Nate Pann.
Recently, a netizen came up with a post in which they asked other netizens on their thoughts about male idols not shaving their armpit hair. The netizen who created the post proclaimed, “I hate male idols who do not shave their armpits. I don’t understand them.” The comments were also flooded with netizens giving their two cents on the matter.
On one hand, some of them appeared to echo the netizen’s sentiment. To quote one commentator, “I think it looks messy. I know female idols do laser treatment on their armpit and legs but there are so few male idols who shave their arm and leg hair.” There was also a netizen who commented that it should be “mandatory” for idols to have their armpits shaved. “It looks dirty in my opinion if they don’t shave,” another commenter chimed in.
On the other hand, there were also some who disagreed with the netizen’s comment. According to them, whatever they do with their bodies is on their own freedom. “Not only is it ridiculous, it’s also plain stupid. Body hair is there for a reason, to say it looks ‘dirty’ is just proof that you don’t understand how your body works and that’s a much bigger personal problem,” FB user Crescent Moley responded to the post.
Here are some of the comments that we found online:
Which one do you personally prefer more – to shave or not to shave?