Steamy Kisses or Overrated Hype? The Truth Behind Fourth Generation Idol’s BL Smooches Revealed

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The growing trend of idols taking on roles in Boys’ Love (BL) dramas has ignited discussions among netizens, showcasing a mix of reactions from fans.

Notable idols such as ZEROBASEONE‘s Jiwoong, SF9‘s Zuho, DKZ‘s Jaechan, and former KNK member Park Seoham have stepped into this genre, broadening their acting portfolios.

OMEGA X’s Hangyeom in “Jazz For Two”

In the spotlight of this trend is OMEGA X‘s Hangyeom, who is currently portraying a role in the BL drama “Jazz For Two.”

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A recent episode featured a kiss scene between the main couple, although fans noted that the depiction of the kiss was somewhat obscured, either appearing as a blur or a shadow.

Debates on Comfort and Artistic Choices

Following the kiss scene, a particular comment gained traction online, sparking a heated debate within the fandom.

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The comment questioned the comfort level and artistic choices of idols in BL roles, suggesting that if an individual is not comfortable or restricted from portraying intimate scenes with a male co-star, they should reconsider auditioning for such roles.

Diverse Perspectives Among Fans

The ensuing debate reflected a spectrum of opinions among fans. Some argued that in the contemporary landscape of entertainment, there should be no stigma attached to portraying diverse romantic relationships, including same-sex intimacy.

 

 

 

They pointed to past instances where idols have convincingly delivered passionate scenes in various dramas, emphasizing the evolving norms in the industry.

On the other hand, some fans countered that the significance of kiss scenes in BL dramas might be overemphasized, asserting that the effectiveness of the storyline does not solely rely on such moments.

Additionally, considerations about an idol’s comfort level and agency in decision-making regarding their roles were highlighted, suggesting that external factors could influence the portrayal of intimate scenes on-screen.

Embracing Diversity and Artistic Freedom

The ongoing discourse underscores the evolving landscape of BL dramas in the K-Pop industry, emphasizing the importance of embracing diversity in storytelling and respecting the artistic choices of performers.

Fans expressed the sentiment that BL dramas should not be constrained by rigid expectations, allowing for varied interpretations and narratives that authentically reflect the characters and their dynamics, rather than aiming solely to cater to specific fan preferences.