My thoughts about EXO and BTS.
Before I share my thoughts with the people who read this blog, I want to tell you some important facts. It’s the first time I write my opinion down. I was never good at sugarcoating things, so I will be honest and straightforward. I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings, I just have to write about my thoughts that have been piling up in my mind for a long time. There’s much to talk about, but I decided to fucous on a few main aspects and groups, because this post would be REALLY long if I typed up everything.
I guess many of you know what I’m going to write about. Kris’s departure from the group and Baekhyun’s dating news. I have read many posts and articles, comments, pictures. At first I thought that I should just sit back and stay silent, but this situation gets more and more annoying as time passes by.
As I said earlier, it’s just MY opinion. I don’t expect you to agree with me.
When I read the news about Kris leaving EXO, I was dumfounded. It was sudden, and I didn’t know how to react at first. Kris was not my bias, but I didn’t dislike him either. He was a part of EXO, and I was okay with that. I agree with the people who say that EXO won’t be the same again. That’s true, and the EXO members know it, too. I’m not here to point a finger at Kris and call him a traitor. There was a time when I was angry with him, but once I put the pieces together, I realized that he is not a bad person for doing what he did. He wanted out. He quit. He was a bit selfish, but aren’t we all? Just think about it for a moment, would you choose other people over your own health? Of course, the fans are important, and a group won’t get nowhere without their support. But Kris put himself first this time. What makes me feel a bit disappointed is the way he did what he did. I don’t know every detail, but from what I read, the othe members of EXO didn’t know anything about his intentions. I think he should’ve talked to them about it, they were the people he had been working with for years, and more importantly, I’m sure that most of them considered him as a friend and vice versa.
Kris left EXO. It’s time for every fan to accept that without badmouthing him and the other fans. It won’t do any good to fight constantly over a matter that won’t change. There are fans who are like ‘I hate Kris so much, he is a traitor.’ and some others are like ‘I love Kris and support him.’. Everyone has the right to choose sides, but arguing about it is pointless and dumb.
Time to change subject before someone shoots me down here. I won’t write too much about the ‘Baekhyun-Taeyeon dating’ situation. All I want to say is that it surprised me, and thought that it must be some kind of joke at first. Well, if I had to guess who would be the first one from EXO who starts dating openly, I wouldn’t say Baek. But oh well, I did not cry a river over the news. He is old enough to date, and even though some fans say that he shouldn’t be with Taeyeon, I think that it’s his choice, so we should respect it, if we like him and acknowledge him as a talented person. Hating on them won’t get you anywhere.
I’ll try to lighten up the mood and write about the group who has a high chance to become my favorite kpop group. To be honest, I was not so hiead over heels for any idols out there, I like so many groups and songs, but I can’t say that XX or YY is my favorite kpop group of all time. When I heard BTS’s debut song, I became interested in the group immediately. I watched the video, and I loved the concept. I found something original in it, which is (sadly) quite rare nowadays. (Sorry other groups, but…)
These guys are talented, and down-to-earth. They are handsome, and hip-hop or not, I love all of their songs. ( Arguing about the genre of music the make is an another long story.)
Rap Monster is a good leader, I like his voice, and the lyrics he writes are thoughtful and great. He speaks english fluently, which is also very important for idols who have fans overseas.
Jin, the only member who is older than me. (by a few days…) Bright, cute yet handsome guy. His voice is nice. Not the ‘I will sweep you off your feet with my high notes’ voice, but I like listening to him sing. I also like how he treats the other group members. He is humble, and lets the younger members to fool around with him.
Jimin, the guy who always smile, even though he is the punishment-king ( watch Bts’s Rookie King to know what I’m talking about.) I don’t really like his voice, but I like that he is bright and optimistic.
J-Hope, the guy can dance, rap, and smile like he doesn’t have a single problem in life( even though we all know how stressful the idols’ life is). He is one of the mood-makers in the groups, and he is good at what he is doing.
Jungkook, the golden maknae. The guy who caught my eye in the NO More Dream MV. Sing, rap, dance. You name it. He is the youngest, but really talented. I like his singing voice the best, even though V’s voice tears at my heartstrings very often.
V. The guy who is often described as 4D. I’m starting to realize that he wil be my ultimate bias in no time. I love his voice, his looks, his personality. He can be cute or sexy, he has a lot of charms in my opinion. He likes anime, and so do I. His funny reactions just make him more loveable. I’m not delusional, I grew out of that phase. I really hope to see them in person one day, and I will tell them that what they do is great and I will support them, no matter what.
Thanks for reading this long post, I would give you a candy as a prize, but I can’t, sorry about that. ^^ I think you will hear from me again from time to time.