For all you kpop fans out there, I have some news for you.
Well, actually I’m sure you already know about this but does Beaunite ring a bell?
Yes, it’s THE Singaporean girl group that just recently debuted, and here’s their introductory video:
As a kpopper myself, I always watch videos twice. Once when they just release it (give them likes and hearts) and another time when there’s full subs.
So kudos for reaching out to English and Chinese (and Korean?) fans out there.
For those of you that have no idea what just happened and is doubting your own eyes, I have some facts for you to get you started.
- This all Singaporean girl group is called Beaunite, and consists of 13 members.
- They have just recently debuted and have their own Instagram page (click here).
- They are not signed and are not under any company.
- They, for sure, have caused many kpop fans to be triggered.
For those that are new to kpop, let me introduce you to a highly-used vocab.
Debut: a person’s first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role.
Kpop fans are bashing on these teens for ‘debuting’ themselves. What we know is that you can only debut in the kpop industry after you’ve successfully gone through professional training at a company.
This usually covers dance, singing, and Korean lessons for non-Korean trainees.
It is also known that some trainees undergo strict diet regulations to look thin enough.
The training period usually lasts for years, like how Jihyo, the leader of Twice, trained for 10 years.
So some people are upset that Beaunite took the word lightly and ‘debuted’ on their own, without any professional training.
This is in contrast with the South Korean girl group Skarf, which consists of Singaporean and Korean members. They debuted in 2012 and disbanded 2 years later.
Unlike Beaunite, Skarf was a signed group under Alpha Entertainment. Their leader, Tasha, participated in a survival show titled Idol School in 2017.
Netizens hurled many harsh comments at them, calling them names and some even asked them to “kill themselves”.
Hey…that’s not nice.
Their efforts that they put into their ‘debut’ and passion to perform were questioned, in which members of Beaunite took to their personal Instagram stories to address the issue.
The group has since then taken down everything on their Instagram page, which has now 10.3k followers.
(which i must say is pretty impressive for a local group)
Influencer Dee Kosh also mentioned about the group on his social media, saying that those who are asking him to bash the group are “disgusting” and that the girls are just “playing Kpop” like how we played doctor while we were young.
Even though they had just started recently, Beaunite has already gathered many fans who set up fansites (social media pages dedicated to news of idols).
There is also a petition being discussed so that fans can see Beaunite “up close and personal” in a fanmeet (meet and greet).
Although Beaunite is not a professional group or anything like that, I would say that the kpop fever has definitely influenced young girls here in Singapore to chase their dreams.
If you have always wanted to be a kpop star, perhaps, you can now do it here, instead of going all the way to South Korea.
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This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
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