aespa Giselle in Hot Water for Alleged Rude Behavior Towards IVE — Fans and Critics Clash

The 2023 Melon Music Awards (MMAs) unfolded with the usual excitement and anticipation, showcasing a dazzling array of celebrated artists sharing the same space.

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More than just a night of performances and accolades, these award shows have become a platform for fans to witness their favorite idols’ reactions to other groups’ performances and speeches.

The Rise of “Reaction Cams”

The popularity of capturing these candid moments has given rise to “Reaction Cams” – clips focusing on groups’ live reactions during the event, which have become a regular feature on platforms like YouTube.

Melon Music Awards

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Melon Music Awards

However, the post-MMAs buzz took a controversial turn as aespa found themselves at the center of a social media storm following their reaction cam to IVE’s acceptance speech.

A recent post on a popular online community went viral, accusing Giselle of displaying disrespectful behavior towards IVE during their speech at the MMAs.

The post detailed Giselle’s alleged intentional displays of boredom and disrespect, including yawning, rubbing her eyes, crossing her arms, sweeping her hair, and rearranging her clothes.

AESPA Giselle

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AESPA Giselle

Defense and Debate: Korean Netizens Rally Behind Giselle

The narrative quickly faced a counterpoint as Korean netizens rallied to Giselle’s defense, challenging the allegations. They argued that such behavior could be interpreted in multiple ways and should not be hastily judged as disrespectful.

Many pointed out the demanding schedules artists face, emphasizing that minor acts like yawning or adjusting one’s clothes should not be misconstrued as rude behavior.

Aespa Giselle

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Aespa Giselle

Aespa Giselle

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Aespa Giselle

Aespa Giselle

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Aespa Giselle

Some netizens highlighted the natural human aspects of these idols, noting that they, too, can experience moments of tiredness or casual behavior without it necessarily equating to disrespect.

aespa giselle

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aespa giselle

“They’re Doing Too Much” – Netizens Question the Accusations

The defense gained momentum as netizens questioned the severity of the accusations. Some expressed disbelief at the scrutiny Giselle faced, noting that similar behaviors by other top idols at awards were often overlooked.

As one netizen put it, “It’s as if Giselle is the only person to cross her legs and lean back against the chair. A lot of top idols have done this at awards, and now they’re shaming her for laughing.”

Other Netizen Reaction on Pannate:

“Oh, you cover your yawn with your hand for fear of being rude? I thought it was really harsh when I saw the description in the article, but it’s normal;; I’m an Ive fan, but why am I writing this?”

“You’re fucking crazy. How many times have you seen similar posts?”

“Anyone would have thought that Giselle is the only one who sits with her legs crossed and leans against the backrest. Hahaha. There have been a lot of other idols at awards ceremonies so far, and the fact that you just point someone out for laughing is just a delusion that comes out of your head hahaha.”

” I feel like I’m doing something wrong in the entertainment industry haha. I’m so tired of offense and numbers that I can’t watch until the end.””I don’t know your attitude, but your face is king.”

Despite the initial attention on the accusations against Giselle, the controversy gradually simmered down as skepticism and counterarguments prevailed among Korean netizens.

The broader conversation shifted towards understanding and empathizing with the challenges idols face under the constant scrutiny of the public

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