MAMAMOO Solar is hurt by recent comments she read about herself.
On January 24, MAMAMOO members arrived at the airport heading to Bangkok, Thailand for their fan meeting, reporters were there to capture the girls on their way to the airport.
Solar wore minimal makeup on her way to the airport, she was also dressed in a comfortable outfit. She wore a smile on her face and happily smiled to the cameras. However, when photos of her face came out, netizens were quick to bash her looks.
The photos were unflattering and shot from an angle that showed an unflattering side of Solar. Netizens were quick to judge and spew hate comments with swear words, here are some of their comments (source),
“I really can’t tell who she is”
“She’s not pretty.”
“Fuck, it blows my mind how these creatures go around fooling people with makeup on.”
“WOW! I have no words.”
There were other worse comments as well. However, many fans of the group posted to articles telling people not to comment if they have nothing nice to say, others saying that the reporter didn’t take the photo of her carefully. They asked him to be more careful next time.
What made this into a bigger deal was Solar’s reaction to the hurtful comments, the girls went on V Live to interact with fans in almost a two-hour-long broadcast.
Solar saw the photos and said,
“I saw the photos guys, I was appalled. I was so shocked and showed it to Byul.”
Solar added with a cute voice and a smile,
“Everyone. Don’t! You can’t post comments like that.”
She also said that there were only curse words in the comments she read, she half-jokingly added,
“I am going to sue you guys. If you keep doing that, I am going to sue you.”
She then proceeded to jokingly scold people who left comments and explained that people look better with makeup on, she added,
“Honestly, I was hurt. I was surprised by the picture. Please, I ask you for your care [to reporters who take the photos].”
Fans felt hurt when they saw these hate comments and showered Solar with compliments of her beauty.
You can watch the V Live where she talks about the photos here.
video of them arriving at the airport:
What do you think of this?
This might annoy some of you but I still firmly believe in this!
People should have the right to express their opinions, it doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with it. They have the right to say how they feel just like you do.
When I first heard she was saying ‘I’ll sue you,’ it rubbed me the wrong way.
However, after watching her talk about it and reading some of the mean comments I understood her a bit, not to the point where I’d understand suing, obviously, but I understood why she’d feel that way.
I have a love-hate relationship with Korean defamation laws. It was brought to my attention because of YG (it’s a long story), but basically, idols can sue netizens who leave defamatory comments or comments that can harm the idol and their reputation such as spreading rumors.
Korean agencies monitor social media sites and fans help report comments that defame idols. Its hella scary that a country this size does this… I was shocked when I found out. It almost felt like it was the 50s…
Of course, because of the country’s nature, I don’t this law is entirely wrong but in some cases its obviously suppression of freedom of speech.
However, if someone spreads a rumor that claims an idol bullied someone or slept with a married man/woman, this can be disastrous so I totally understand suing in this case. (Of course there are other examples of why it can be a good law but my point is… it can be used to suppress valid criticism)
I don’t know if she can sue people because they said the word ‘fuck’ after they saw her photo, I need to ask my Korean lawyer about that, but if she can I think it would be an overkill.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t agree with those rude netizens and think their comments suck. I think she looked great, I love Solar.
I look awful without makeup, who am I to judge?
However, just because I don’t like it when people say my idol looks terrible/dances terribly/acts terribly doesn’t mean I can just sue them for that. Where is freedom of speech?
The camera angle was unflattering and for a country that’s obsessed with looks, such photos gain attraction and cause a serious reaction from netizens.
It just feels that its too much if you sue someone because they said you looked ugly and used swear words here and there… it’s just my opinion.
Being a celebrity means you’ll read such comments, its awful that it happens but it is what it is.