Netizens Discuss Whether Minors Should Debut After NEWJEANS Success

On August, a post about idols debuting while still underage began trending on instiz‘ community board under the title, “WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OF UNDERAGE IDOLS DEBUTING??“.

The netizen who posted said, “I know that the lifespan of an idol is shorter compared to other jobs and they need to spend so much energy dancing and the younger you are, the more energy you have, so you’re able to show a better performance.

The netizen added, “Of course, it’s a bit weird that you’re throwing away your private life at such a young life and you’re also unable to sleep enough during your growth spurt?. There are a lot of people who seem to not be happy seeing underage idols so I’m curious to know why? “.

The netizen then listed all the comments as the following:

They’re cool and I’m jealous of them. Imagine being so young and working hard enough to already be living your dream.

If they are too young, it doesn’t feel right. I don’t give a damn if you are 18 or 19, but if you are 14 or 15, it kind of turns me off.

I think that if you come out too early, it will affect your ability to interact with other people. I just consider it inappropriate for middle schoolers who are about to start high school. If they are in their second or third year of high school, that’s fine.

I just think they’re amazing?.

Middle school is just no.

I don’t consider this to be beneficial for the mental health of someone under 18, however there are already a lot of them. You should be in high school at least, although I think that’s way too young.

But you can also start working part-time at this age, so who cares. It doesn’t make sense to block it.

When I was a kid, I didn’t think much of it either, but now that I’m an adult, I can’t even look at adult fans who say they like underage idols because they’re pretty and praise them for being pretty. And the fact that they are putting out younger kids and making money off of them disgusts me.

I think it’s best if they start when they’re still young.

It’s much better to fail your first time out as a child than as an adult.

I don’t give it much thought. Isn’t it more unusual to find groups with no people under 18? I have not encountered any similar groups lately…

I’d be impressed if a group debuted with only adults.



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