There is controversy surrounding MAMAMOO member Hwasa‘s “19+ performance” at a university festival.
On May 12th, Kim Wan Sun, Um Jung Hwa, Lee Hyori, BoA, and Hwasa, who appeared on the tvN variety show ‘Dance Singer Wanderers,’ performed on the stage of Sungkyunkwan University’s Humanities Campus Festival.
On that day, Hwasa performed a Mamamoo medley stage with songs like “Decalcomanie,” “You’re the Best,” and “Starry Night,” and also performed “Don’t Give It to Me” with rapper Loco.
During this performance, Hwasa came forward to the front of the stage and presented a provocative performance, licking one hand and touching it to certain parts of her body.
Although it was a brief moment, this somewhat suggestive gesture has sparked controversy on various online communities.
Netizens have criticized it, saying, “It was too much,” “Why include choreography that wasn’t necessary?” and “She crossed the line.”
In particular, some pointed out that the show ‘Dance Singer Wanderers’ is rated for audiences aged 15 and above, raising doubts about the appropriateness of this performance.
On the other hand, there have been reactions such as, “It’s okay since it’s a university festival attended by adults,” “As long as it’s edited for broadcast, it’s fine,” and “The atmosphere at the scene seemed good.”