BABYMONSTER Members’ Parents Respond To Fans On Social Media, Fans Are Concerned
YG Entertainment will be releasing a new girl group soon – BABYMONSTER.
After a grueling survival system that tested fans’ nerves, all the girls were announced for their debut. As the seven members prepare for their debut, a pre-debut track “DREAM” was released on May 13, 2023.
Although the group already has many fans, it is also controversial because of the girls’ ages.
In fact, most members are minors and four of them are under 16 years old. Therefore, some netizens react with concern to the debut of such young girls.
While it’s not uncommon for minors to debut as kpop idols, criticism is mounting.
Recently, criticism has also shifted to members’ parents after they have been active on social media.
Fans have highlighted several posts that the girls’ family members, mainly parents, have made on social media, with many now wondering if this is a good thing for future idols.
the maknae of the group, chiquitaShe was born in 2009. She received a lot of support on social networks, from fans but also from her family.
Her family has often shared updates about the apprentices and even re-enacted her dance solos on Tiktok.
The mother of Haram was also present on social media, interacting with fans, answering their questions and keeping them updated on the progress of her daughter and the group.
The mother of Pharita also actively showed his support for his daughter’s future career as an idol. She even sent Lisa flowers from BLACKPINK to thank her for supporting Pharita.
Fans are divided over the involvement of the girls’ parents. Some say they are relieved to see that there are people who ” Watch her every step and support her success.”.
This means that there is “less reason to worry”. However, not everyone thinks so.
Other fans are actually uncomfortable with the constant updates from the girls’ parents. Some feel that too much information is being given, knowing that most of it is still insignificant.
Some netizens even refer to parents as “stage parents” or “dance moms,” referring to people who become overly involved in their child’s entertainment career.
- “Have people forgotten what stage parents are? »
- “Baby monster parents sound like classic stage parents. I still don’t like that they give fans so much information about their children, although I think they should have some level of privacy. »
- “Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think it’s a good thing for parents to get involved in this way. It gives dance mom vibes. Do you answer questions about your daughter on Instagram? why is it ok As a mother, wouldn’t you like some privacy for your child before they become a full-time celebrity? »
Fans also fear that this could lead to an invasion of members’ privacy as fans get used to knowing a lot about them.
Some say parents should keep their distance from fans and protect their daughters’ privacy.
- “This is worrying on several levels. »
- “Parents and families can support their children without answering fan questions on social media and revealing ‘information’ about the KIDS because all but one member are minors… A lot of idols have families supporting them and it doesn’t show .” They know them or even know if they have social media, but they don’t go around asking questions and answers about them. »
- “How is it okay to answer questions about your child to random people on social media? [si] Are they fans or not? A supportive parent, while staying in the background and offering moral support, doesn’t have to already have parasocial relationships with fans through their children, which isn’t necessarily something the idols don’t necessarily want to spread from the people closest to them. »
What do you think ?