The question of live singing vs. lip-syncing comes up a lot in the K-Pop industry and is also a controversial one.
On an online community forum, Netizens recently talked about how IVE‘s Jang Won Young and Leeseo did a special cover of IU‘s “Strawberry Moon” on “2022 MBC Gayo Daejejeon.”
People said they were “lip-syncing” instead of dancing, and they were using the same audio recording from their previous cover of the song, which was posted on their YouTube channel.
On January 4, a post began trending on Nate‘s community board Pann under the title, “LE SSERAFIM ALSO LIPSYNCED WHILE SITTING DOWN“. The post pretty much talk about how come no one is complaining over LE SSERAFIM members for also lip-syncing while sitting on stage.
The netizen who wrote the post explained, “Jang Wonyoung was cursed at a lot when she lipsynced while sitting down, but LE SSERAFIM did the same thing? Even foreigners didn’t have much trouble with it at the time, and no one would go look for everyone’s clips except ‘them’. They only do this to IVE. Isn’t that way too harsh?“.
The netizen added, “Kim Chaewon is known for having a good voice, but they can still sit and lip sync depending on the situation. Have you ever seen communities with thousands of comments trash LE SSERAFIM like they did to Jang Wonyoung?“.
Other netizens quickly responded with post, such as:
“If it wasn’t Jang Wonyoung, they wouldn’t care, but since it is, it drives them crazy”.
“No matter how good their skills are, they can’t stop swearing at her because Jang Wonyoung is the one sitting down and lip-syncing. Is this proof that they aren’t as well-known as they should be? ㅠ..”
“Those roaches are teaching you what it means to be hypocritical.”
“Can you Pann btches stop hating on female idols? When male idols mess up a choreography, you guys say it’s cute and even make gifs of them with filters, but when it’s a female idol, you guys make a big deal out of it. (I’m not saying this to be mean to male idols; I’m just making fun of the double standard). Stop it already, whether it’s LE SSERAFIM or Jang Wonyoung. Can’t you all just get on with your own lives? You guys get upset when people tell you that “a woman’s biggest enemy is another woman,” but you’ll never get over the idea that women hate each other until you die. You guys work the hardest to dislike other women. Pann btches”
What are your thoughts?