I feel like the spark has died in 5H. What I loved about them when they were first formed and the first year after they were signed was their chemistry and the genuine interactions we got between all of them. They were just 5 young girls. Their tweets weren’t calculated, their tumblr posts weren’t cautiously posted, they made stupid vines, their friends weren’t famous and they were happy. Yes, I understand that with their success and aging in the industry, obviously, there will be changes. No one can stay the same through such rapid and immersive change around them. I respect their choices and am extremely happy for their success.
I just wish that the idea of 5H did not become so commercialized to the point where the very foundation of the group has gone to shit. We barely see them hang out as a group together anymore besides work related things- and that’s what scares me. They’ve become a group of friendly co-workers who enjoy time separately outside of their job, instead of truly a group of friends who enjoy their time together. At least how they portray it.
I feel like they’ve lost their relate-ability, their raw-ness, the things that made them ‘normal’ to fans. Yes, we sometimes see glimpses of this, and we as fans for sure do not truly know what happens behind the scenes. But, as the fandom goes, we’ve learned to distrust them, simply because we do not know the girls as well as we did in the first year. We know more about them, yet we don’t. We can no longer decipher if rumors are rumors and why cryptic tweets are there simply by our intuition because we relate to them- we no longer are like them. Not only does this create a larger difference between us and them, but it also causes friction between us and them. We cannot understand them, and that has been the source of obvious conflicts between a few members and us. They no longer trust us in the same way they used to- and that’s normal. That is what makes me sad.
I just wanted to point out the obvious sexism in all of this .
An 18 year old male sent a video on snapchat showing his penis . When he found out the video was leaked he tweeted ( with photos as proof ) :
“Least ya know what it looks like now”
& “ I’m just a teenage kid learning from my mistakes ” at this his fans praised him and haven’t discourage him the least bit .
On the other side of twitter , his fans were bashing and disrespecting a group of girls that are aged between 17-21 , calling them “sluts” and “whores” , even when the group has clearly stated that they would never wear something they felt uncomfortable in .