Hwasa, Jennie and Yeri from Red Velvet

The 3 most hated female K-pop idols, explained

You won't believe all the crazy reasons people have to hate on K-pop celebrities! In an industry, which is as competitive as the K-pop one, women have to work hard to prove themselves. Big stars like Blackpink's Jennie, Red Velvet's Yeri and Mamamoo's Hwasa get a lot of hate online! Why are these 3 idols targeted? Watch the video, below! 

1. Jennie from Blackpink

Jennie at a fansign

Yes, one of the biggest names in the K-pop industry gets widely hated! During a concert in 2019, Jennie stumbled during her performance and haters rushed to bash her on the internet. Watch the clipping here.

The rapper was labeled as 'lazy' for a simple mistake in a dance routine. She also gets hate for have weak vocals. Usually, Jennie is seen struggling with breath control during live performances. That is something most singers experience. I personally think it's not a big deal and people should cut her some slack.

Should she really be hated over it? Popularity is a blessing and a curse, don't you agree?

2. Yeri from Red Velvet

Yeri for Grazia photoshoot

Kim Yeri, at age 11, secured a spot in SM Entertainment after passing one of the most difficult auditions! Even then, when she debuted in 2015, there was huge spam of hate comments! Trolls slandered her vocal technique and called her an 'attention seeker' for crying at a funeral of a close friend named 'Kim Jonghyun'.

How heartless can one be? Does a soul this young deserve to be hated?

Yeri and Jonghyun

He was a member of the K-pop boy group 'Shinee' and a role model to Yeri. On December 18, 2017, he committed suicide and was found dead in his home. To this day, haters continue to find excuses to speak ill about the young star. 

Surviving in the K-pop world sounds very tough, doesn't it? It only makes you wonder.

3. Hwasa from Mamamoo

Hwasa for a magazine shoot

There are always people who go against you when you make a stand. Hwasa challenged the K-pop industry's beauty standards by not bleaching her skin or losing weight. Sadly, the singer receives a lot of hate for not being conventionally pretty or having a stick-thin figure.

She opened up about her mental health being affected by excessive hate comments online. The star made a promise to stay true to herself and not give in to society's beauty standards. Wouldn't you love to be as confident as her?


I believe all these women are talented and beautiful. Society's unrealistic beauty standards need to be called out! Everyone has different bodies and eating habits. People need to realize that idols are humans too!

It's fine for them to make mistakes, but it's not okay to degrade someone just because they are famous. Cyber-bullying is a serious crime and should not be taken lightly. Which idol do you think gets the most hate? Comment below!


Estefanía Martínez

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