I saw this and thought that more people should see it. I think that this girl is speaking the truth and I have so much respect for her. Plus there are still trainees who haven’t been debuted yet, even if they have so much talent and have been training for years. I don’t think it’s fair to them.
With Nam Taehyun's recent admission that he suffers from Bipolar Disorder, he has further opened the discussion on mental and emotional health of Idols.
So far, there had been a significant number of Idols who admitted to have suffered or are diagnosed with mental illnesses/disorders.
1. Bang Yongguk - Panic Disorder, Depression
2. Changjo (Teen Top) - Eating Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
3. P.O (Block B) - Stress Induced Schizophrenia
4. SM Milk Club (Onew, Taeyeon, Yoona, Leeteuk, Yoochun) - Depression
5. Park Bom - Depression, PTSD
6. IU - Anorexia
7. Wooshin (Up10tion) - Mental Stress/Exhaustion
8. Lee Joon - Bipolar Disorder, Depression
9. Kiseop (Ukiss) - Depression, Openly admitted to Suicidal thoughts
10. Sunggyu - Anxiety Disorder
11. Jun jin (Shinhwa) - Panic Disorder
12. Henry - ADHD
13. Sojung (Ladies Code) - Eating Disorder
14. Heechul - Depression 15. Suga - Depression 16. Himchan - Eating Disorder 17. T.O.P. - Anxiety Disorder, Depression 18. Amber (fx) & Jonghyun (Shinee) - Stress Induced Insomnia
I dream of a day that idols can talk about their mental health freely, without fear of backlash, judgment, and labels such as weak, broken, and retarded. That when they do comeback from a mental health break, they aren’t looked at with pity but with the same level of respect they had before their hiatus. That psychological and emotional health is as much of a priority as physical health and that support network such as therapists and psychiatrists are of easy access.
Do you ever just feel so much love for a group that you just don’t know what to do with yourself?? Like sitting there smiling but also feeling sentimental with butterflies in your stomach and teary eyes?? Just thinking about this amazing wonderful group who live on the other side of the world but just feel that overwhelming love and respect for them and they just make you feel so freaking happy??
月に照らされる孤独も 繰り返す日々の挫折も 誰かのせいにしてしまいそう let me hide let me hide 全て諦めたいI won’t let it fly 自分に嘘をつきたくはない hide and hide x3 lord I need to know it god knows how I’ll make it 失うかも知れないでも抜け出したい Yeah 出口も見えない 未来へ行きたい 走り過ぎたことに気がついたら側に誰もいない さりげない優しさにたまには甘えたい 届け届け Let me Fly high like a shooting star day by day ぼやけていく夢 明日のために投げ出した yesterday Believe、believe I can 扉開けて 空に羽ばたく, 星になる 声が聞こえるI won’t let it fly きっと来る奇跡を信じる hide and hide hide and hide 密かに見える光探す I’ve been trying hard to make it but I haven’t smiled enough to be here 届け届け Let me Fly high like a shooting star この闇を To be a night that shines Please tell me lord FLY and fly WITH U I will fly Let me fly high like a shooting star!! #ukiss#FLY#届け届け#유키스#心を込めて作りました#마음을담아서#만든작품
I just want to sit down at a coffee shop for breakfast or in the car on some hill with a great city view at like 2AM with one of the kpop idols I like/admire and just have a long down to earth conversation…
Reasoning: Honestly bands aren’t acknowledged enough in the Kpop world, not that there are many to begin with. They are an extremely talented group. And Hongki’s voice is amazing. It’s so unique and different. You really need to listen to him.
Reasoning: Seriously I feel like so much could have been avoided had U-Kiss had more popularity. I mean I won’t talk about all the member line up changes and stuff here but honestly I think things would have turned out better for U-Kiss if people didn’t sleep on them all the time. Their vocals were/are really good and their songs are good too. [Well maybe not so much their earlier stuff but you know..]
Reasoning: Seriously if you are still sleeping on Beast/Highlight…I don’t know what to say to you. Amazing songs, amazing talent like….what else could you want. Sadly Beast is no longer Beast and now only 5 members but in my heart Beast is still Beast and I’ll forever be a Beauty.
Reasoning: UGH WHY SLEEP ON INFINITE!!!??? They are amazing, all members can sing well. They are literally known for their synchronization. Their songs are amazing. Like what is there not to like? And all their personalities are different so I promise there will be one that you like. Also check out their non title songs as well. I swear that list of fave songs is so long like I can’t even put them all on there. LOVE INFINITE I’M BEGGING YOU! Also check out their sub units: Infinite H, Infinite F, and Sunggyu’s solo albums and Woohyun’s solo album.
Reasoning: Well….have you heard of them? I honestly happened to just stumble upon them and fell in love with them. Sadly their sales are pretty much shit in Korea and so they mostly promote and release songs in Japan which unfortunately are not as much of my taste. I like that one that I listed. But their Japanese singles don’t fit them as well as their more manly Korean ones. But whatever money talks and they do what sales. That’s why you won’t see them promoting much in Korea.Sigh….if only they were more popular.
Reasoning: Honestly has anyone even heard of them? Do you know them? Most people don’t. Except maybe now with Hyunsik making waves in the acting world. But still….they are relatively unknown. Unfortunately they are on hiatus, there was a statement that the group disbanded but members themselves have said that’s not true. So maybe when they eventually come back more people will know of them.
Reasoning: Truthfully they are much more popular than most that will be on this complete list. But they honestly don’t get the amount of recognition they truly deserve. They are so talented; Sandeul and Jinyoung’s voices are so beautiful. CNU and Gongchan are talented as well despite not being the main vocals. Baro’s rapping is great as well. Their songs are all amazing and a lot of them are upbeat and cute and playful and I love it. They are so adorable you should honestly listen to and love them.
Reasoning: Boyfriend is one of the most looked over 3rd generation idol groups. [that’s debatable but in my own little system they are 3rd generation] Anyway point is they aren’t very popular, you hardly ever see them on any variety shows, they haven’t even had a proper comeback since 2015. Their company screws them over and has basically thrown them in the basement not to see light of day while they focus on their other more popular groups. Someone support Boyfriend please omg!
Reasoning: Have you heard of them? Probably not. They aren’t very popular, aren’t promoted well. And basically no one hears of them. But I really like their songs and they are really talented so you should at least give them a chance.
Reasoning; I’ll be honest I’m not like stanning them in the sense that I know their names or personalities or anything like that. But I do enjoy their music and when they do come out with new stuff I always make sure to check it out. You should too. Honestly they deserve more popularity.
Reasoning: I swear no one has heard of them, they are never on any shows. I seriously only know one member because I’ve only ever seen them on one show. So I haven’t really got to know them. But what I do know is they are talented and I like their music so you should listen to them.
Reasoning: Seriously BTOB gets mistreated and underrated all the time. Even some music shows don’t like to have them because of their unpopularity. It’s so ridiculous I just don’t understand why they aren’t popular. They are adorable and cute and sweet and talented. They are versatile too. Originally being a normal kpop group but they have transformed into an absolute beautiful ballad/pop group. Honestly they are amazing you should love them. Everyone should love them.
“Do you love him?” He asks you and you look up at him with a confused expression.
“What?” He sighs and rolls his eyes.
“It’s a simple question. Do you love him?” He asks again looking annoyed.
“Do you love her?” You asked him and his face changed.
“I asked you first.” He said as he kicked a small pebble that was on the sidewalk. You sighed and looked out to the water. It was close to midnight and you knew you shouldn’t have come here. You’ve been having trouble with deciding who you love and being here with your best friend right now wasn’t helping since he was the one that made you overthink your decision on getting engaged.
“Yes.” You answered playing with your engagement ring. Whenever you got nervous you would mess around with it. He scoffed and looked at you.
“Really?” You looked up at him and nodded not trusting your voice. He took a step closer to you so his face was so close to yours. “Then say it.” You looked at him confused and took a step back.
“Say what?” You asked and he rolled his eyes.
“Say that you love him more than me.” He said and you just looked at him. “Say that you made the right choice in getting engaged to him.”
“You didn’t answer my question!” He laughed his annoyed laugh looking to the side and then glaring at you.
“You already know the answer to that.”
“No I don’t.” You said and he took a step towards you. He’s never said the actual phrase only has hinted at it. Being in the confused state you were in right now, you wanted to hear it.
“Do you think I would be here asking you this if I loved her more than you? Or why I’m trying so hard to fight for a stubborn girl that keeps toying with me?” He took a deep breath and bent down a little so you were eye to eye. “Because I love you. I think about you all the time. Even when I’m with her, all I do is think of you. Wishing that you were the girl in my arms and not her. When I close my eyes I picture you there. I’m disappointed when I open them and just see her laying in my arms.”
“W-why?” You asked curious to what his answer is. You knew in your heart you loved him.
“Why?” He said taking a step back and scoffs. “Because ever since we met a couple years ago I’ve never fallen for another girl as much as I have for you. The way you smile at me with that beautiful smile. I love that face you make when you’re annoyed or can’t understand something. The way you laugh at everything and anything I say even if other people don’t find it funny.” He pauses for a second and you watch him as he lowers his head looking down at the ground avoiding eye contact with you. Your heart growing heavy at every single reason on why he loves you. He clears his throat and continues.
“The hours you spend in the studio with me when I’m producing or recording a new song without getting bored. The first person I think of when I finish a song because I know she’d be genuinely excited to hear it. I tried so hard to let you go but I can’t. If you truly love him…” He looks up at you and a tear falls down from your eye. He holds your face and wipes the tear with his thumb. “I’m sorry.” He said and you shake your head pulling your head out of his grasp.
“N-no…” you say as he watches you with a hurt expression.
“If you truly love him, I will let you go knowing that me fighting for you is just wasting my time.”
“No don’t let me go. I love you not him. Your answer to why you loved me was different from his.” His expression turned into a confused one.
“What?” You take a deep breath and kept your gaze on him.
“I asked him why out of all the other girls he’s dated he chose me to marry. His answer was because I’m me. I realized that the true person that loves me is the one that knows and pays attention to all these small details that nobody else pays attentions to.” You take a step closer to him and place your hands on his cheeks so you can look him in the eyes. “I’ve loved you but I wasn’t sure if my heart was making the right decision.” Without another thought he pulls you in for a kiss.
It break my heart to say that I think we’re finally closing the curtains for the 2nd Generation of Kpop
And although I said this with a really heavy heart, I’m really happy that all of this groups dedicate almost ten year and some even more of their life for their fans, for us.
Its comes no surprise for me that Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun want to leave because SM, the name it self give us a reason when we look back at its record and while my heart is broken that it may means SNSD is at the end of it’s journey and that the journey of the 2nd generation of Kpop is coming to an end but…
But we’ve got the honor to watch the 2nd generation from being a rookies with wide-starry eyes into someone that the newer generation look up and idolize, turn into the national treasures, world breaking record, legend that they are and for that, I’m so proud for each and every one of them.
Just… I really want to give all of this groups so much for their hard works and what they’ve done for Kpop and their fans. All of you guys are going down in history of Kpop as legends, thank you.