One of the worst things that K-Pop idols have to deal with is getting asked strange or awkward questions, whether it be from netizens, reporters, other celebrities, etc. Female K-Pop idols, in particular, often get asked these kinds of questions. Here’s a list of 4 times when female K-Pop idols were asked strange questions.
1. Ailee getting asked if she was retiring after she gained some weight
During her appearance on MBC’s Video Star, Ailee revealed that she had gained weight in the past due to her busy schedule.
Once I finish all of my schedules and get home late at night, I have to eat my first meal, so I had no choice but to gain weight.
During those days, a male senior ended up noticing Ailee’s weight gain and asked her, “What are you trying to do? Are you getting ready to retire?”
This hurt Ailee greatly, and she started wondering if she had to maintain her figure more than her singing voice.
2. Park Bom getting asked about YG Entertainment’s scandals
Park Bom answered various questions from reporters at her “Spring” comeback showcase. However, one reporter decided to ask her about her thoughts on the scandals surrounding her former label YG Entertainment. Park Bom was surprised by the question but answered as professionally as she could.
I had a lot of work, and I only learned about the scandals recently. It’s my former label, so there’s nothing I can really say about it.
— Park Bom
Park Bom was then asked about her thoughts on Seungri‘s departure from YG Entertainment and his decision to retire from the entertainment industry. Park Bom answered by stating that she had no comment to make on the matter.
I don’t think there’s exactly anything I can say about the matter.
— Park Bom
3. Soyeon getting asked if (G)I-DLE is as popular as ITZY
When Soyeon was a guest on MBC’s Radio Star, host Kim Gura asked her if (G)I-DLE was as popular as ITZY.
Are you on the same level as ITZY?
— Kim Gura
Soyeon was a little surprised by the question, but she answered as politely as possible.
Oh… but they won 1st place on a public broadcast music show. But we’re… uh… in the process of working towards it.
4. Seunghee getting asked if Oh My Girl was disbanding
During a live broadcast, a malicious netizen asked Seunghee if Oh My Girl was disbanding. When Seunghee got asked this, she was extremely surprised.
Huh? What? Is Oh My Girl disbanding?
Seunghee was taken aback by this question and stared at the camera for a few seconds. After staring at the camera, she began writing something on a piece of paper.
HM. Okay. Okay.
After she finished writing, Seunghee held up the piece of paper, which read, “DON’T CROSS THE LINE.”