btw, for everyone out there misinterpreting pied piper cause you just wanna be mad… “
“ does not mean “good girl,” it literally means “being nice.” As in, “I’m giving you a reward for being a good person” … the sort of weird, sexual undertone of “good girl” just isn’t there. For this entire song the person being spoken to is genderless because it is easy to say all this without gender pronouns etc. There is no way of knowing who they’re talking to in this song, just that they’re using informal speech (which is unsurprising since the song is literally about holding power over someone).
If it creeps you out to listen to a song about BTS having power over the listener, that’s fine, but that is the point of the song. That’s not an interpretation?? By calling the song pied piper they are referring to themselves as A VILLAIN? I read it as a song about their guilt over making fans sacrifice time and money. You can read it as a toxic, gross celebration of power over fans if you want, but even if you wanna read it that way please don’t claim that it “is” something sexual despite the fact that it is pretty clearly about them and their fame and their fans and not meant to be metaphorical in that way? Celeb-fan relationships have a very uneven power balance, but you want BTS to just act like they aren’t complicit in that??? Personally, I think it’s cool and fun and less fake to draw attention to in a tongue-in-cheek way, but you do you.
this whole thing just reeks to me of that scandal that IU went through, where she tried to sarcastically tell the story about how she had been objectified and infantilized her whole life, and then was destroyed by netizens for romanticizing lolita-ism. Like, “we’ll all be ok with weird power structures between idols and fans, but once you idols are honest about them, we’re gonna act mad and grossed out.” You’re welcome to interpret music however you want, and you’re welcome to like it or not, but music cannot always be easily digestible and black and white. Otherwise it’s boring.