What's Really Driving the Sexualization of Minors in K-Pop?

NewJean’s ‘cookie’ raised a lot of eyebrows. It was a song presented by teenage girls-mostly under the age of 16-singing lyrics that were partly interpreted as being sexual in nature amongst English-speaking listeners. It kicked off a debate that isn’t entirely new for k-pop, namely, the prevalence of sexualized minors in k-pop. What's driving this trend? How precedented is this? And what should morally conscious fans do about content of this kind? Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A     Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast   Reference Links:NewJeans (뉴진스) 'Cookie' Official MV https://youtu.be/VOmIplFAGegAfter the NewJeans controversy, should K-pop groups stop debuting minors? https://amp-scmp-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.scmp.com/lifestyle/k-pop/article/3187319/after-newjeans-controversy-should-k-pop-groups-stop-debuting-minorsLolita Is in the Eye of the Beholder https://www.jstor.org/stable/43860803Study on the Lolita Complex of Korea Girl Group's School look image Fashion https://koreascience.kr/article/JAKO201726869300355.page‘I'd say 14 is too young’: Pre-teen girls' negotiations of ‘sexualized’ media https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10304312.2015.1022944?scroll=top&needAccess=trueIdol republic: the global emergence of girl industries and the commercialization of girl bodies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10304312.2015.1022944?scroll=top&needAccess=trueKpop Sociology:@kpopsociologyKpop sells SEX: Troublemaker "Now" Case Study https://youtu.be/AvipKCWWfQUCCTV: The Nonstop Pop Show:https://linktr.ee/cctvpopsThe Kpopcast Crew: twitter.com/TheKpopcasttwitter.com/Sparker2twitter.com/michaelajkpoptwitter.com/DJPeterLokpopcast.net Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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