K-pop fans have always been obsessed with the intricate choreography and iconic moves that their favorite idols perform on stage. However, one particular move from LE SSERAFIM‘s “ANTIFRAGILE” has caught everyone’s attention for a surprising reason.
After the initial beat drop, the members stick out their tongues as they throw up their hands, a move that has become a fan favorite.
However, fans were stunned to learn that the move was not originally part of the choreography, but was instead suggested by Bang Shi Hyuk, the label head of Big Hit Music, the parent company of LE SSERAFIM.
The revelation was made on an episode of MMTG, where MC JaeJae praised member Chaewon for making the expression look pretty.
Chaewon then revealed the surprising origin of the move, saying “Actually, this [move], was because Bang Shi Hyuk PD said that he really hoped that [we would put in] a mehrong expression with our tongues. So I researched ways on how to stick out my tongue.”
The term “mehrong” refers to a playful and mischievous expression often associated with children in Korean culture.
Bang Shi Hyuk‘s suggestion to incorporate it into the choreography adds a fun and lighthearted element to the performance, which is in line with the group’s overall image.
Fans were quick to react to this revelation on social media, with many expressing their surprise and admiration for Bang Shi Hyuk’s creativity.
Here are some of the reactions from netizens:
“I can’t believe that the tongue move in ‘ANTIFRAGILE’ was Bang PD’s idea. He’s a genius!”
“Bang PD never fails to surprise us with his ideas. LE SSERAFIM always delivers amazing performances, and this move just adds to their charm.”
“I love how Bang PD incorporates Korean culture into LE SSERAFIM’s performances. The mehrong expression is so cute!”
“Chaewon really pulled off the tongue move flawlessly. It’s amazing how she researched ways to make it look pretty.”
“I can’t stop watching the ‘ANTIFRAGILE’ performance now that I know the story behind the tongue move. Bang PD is a legend!”
“LE SSERAFIM is always breaking boundaries with their music and performances. I’m so proud to be a fan!”
“The tongue move is now my favorite part of the choreography. Thank you, Bang PD, for your brilliant suggestion.”
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