New kpop fans who don’t know about dbsk, big bang, super junior, 2pm, shinee, beast, mblaq, u-kiss, infinite, kara, t-ara, 2ne1, girls generation and after school (forgive me if I forgot more groups) are missing out on soooooooooo much. Even though most of these groups has lost members or some disbanded, they literally are legends who need to be respected and acknowledged for making kpop as big and international as it is today.
Aside for DBSK/TVXQ, SuJu and, this year, Big Bang, not many idol groups can claim to have been together for a decade and more. (Big Bang are like the only idol group that I can remember having the same lineup for 10 years.)
SHINHWA are the only one who have been together for nearly 20 years. They have been dubbed the best idols in the variety world and extremely talented individuals. They even have their own companies. (for example, Andy’s company are responsible for the existence of Teen Top) The best thing is that when their contract expired the first time, their original company only wanted to resign Eric. They left the company together, had to pay a ton of money to keep their name and pursued their careers together.
SHINHWA ❤ the legendary kings and idols.
P.S.: Not trying to cause Fan World War III, but this is something you should all know. Many new kpop fans are only stanning their faves, but have -1% knowledge of K-Pop amazing history.
P.S.S.: Also, respect the senior groups. If it was not for them and their hard work, I doubt kpop would have been just as great. Hell, none of the new groups would be where they are today. For groups to be doing well in Japan, the pioneers like Super Junior, DBSK/TVXQ, BoA, KARA (disbanded), Supernova (and also K-Rock bands like FTIsland and CNBlue) had to go head to head with Japanese artists.
Honestly though, this whole trend of doing kpop gender tests has got to stop. I don’t even know why something as offensive and degrading as this exists in the first place. It’s just downright disrespectful and wrong in so many ways.
Older 👏 kpop 👏 groups 👏 set 👏 the 👏 foundation 👏 for 👏 newer 👏 kpop 👏 groups 👏 to 👏 get 👏 where 👏 they 👏 are 👏 today 👏
Newer kpop groups are easily riding the Hallyu Wave that has already been created. They’re not doing anything spectacular for kpop as a whole.
Y'all better know damn well that there would be no Exo or NCT without BoA (queen) practically saving SM from going bankrupt and getting into the Japan market. Shinwa (some holy figure), TVXQ (Gods), Super Junior (Legends), Big Bang (Kings).
Show them the respect they fucking deserve. I’m not telling you to like them, but without them, you wouldn’t be listening to your faves cause they wouldn’t exist and even to this day, when the older groups comeback, they still S L A Y.
Big Bang took three years to comeback and they conquered everybody. B Y E. Thank you loyal ass V.I.Ps. If you’re not a V.I.P be thankful that Big Bang doesn’t comeback every year cause then your faves wouldn’t have a chance to win any award. BB on to break more important records though.
I’ve been wanting to say this for a very long time so I don’t care if I get hate for saying this or if I sound salty. I don’t even care if I lose followers. Army (not all of you) have been starting to piss me off a lot lately. I know you guys love bts very much and think they’re better than everyone else but you guys need to start being humble. You act like they’re the only group from a small company that reached success and are starting to look down and ignore the hard work of every other idol group that paved a pathway for newer generation idols to reach success. There are many other amazing groups from smaller company that reached success including infinite, beast, b.a.p, vixx, seventeen and more! They may not have blown up like bts did, but each of them are just as or even more talented than your fave. Bts could not have have got to where they are without the impact and influence of legendary groups like dbsk, big bang, super junior, shinee girls generation, kara, 2ne1 etc so get off your high horses.
Lemme tell you one thing. Every single idol group, whether they became successful or not had to work their asses off just to get a chance to debut. It doesn’t matter if they’re from a big company or not. Every group has to go through many different obstacles and hurdles to get where they are. This took me a long time to realize, but just because a group is from a big company (be it exo, ikon, got7) doesn’t mean they didn’t have to go through a shitload of hardships to get where they are. Yes they might’ve had a few advantages, but that doesn’t mean they could just sit by and have everything handed down to them. Each and every one of them had to work hard, lose sleep, endure pain and stress, go through unfair treatment, be away from their family, etc to get where they are. Stop downplaying the hard work of other idols for your own benefit. It just makes the whole fandom as a whole look really bad, which is extremely unfortunate.