Why Are K-Netizens Reacting So Badly To Han Ye Seul New Look At An Award Show? What Is So Wrong About It?

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Actress Han Ye Seul is the top trending news on Naver right now and all because of her daring new look.

Han Ye Seul was among the presenters at and when she came out on screen to present an award people gasped at her daring new look.

Han Ye Seul was wearing thick dark makeup and a new nose piercing; while international fans thought she looked great and different, k-netizens weren’t so kind with words. Articles about Han Ye Seul’s new look are currently the top trending articles on Naver and reactions on these articles aren’t as welcoming or nice as I would’ve expected them to be, its only makeup and piercing after all.

Of course, that doesn’t mean every single k-netizen thinks badly of the look, but many reacted with the angry emoji face which you usually see at the end of each article on Naver.

But why? Why are k-netizens being this mean? and why are they heavily criticizing Han Ye Seul’s right to express herself as she wishes?

Han Ye Seul didn’t do anything wrong or anything worthy of criticism, yet, many have left discouraging comments as if they owned her body and had the right to tell her what to wear and what not to wear, this is an issue with the entertainment business in South Korea.

Natural light makeup is the hot trend in South Korea right now and usually, this type of makeup is reserved to Halloween parties or idols intense performances at award shows, it is not every day that you spot a hugely popular actress with this type of makeup. Korean actresses also don’t usually advertise getting new piercings or tattoos, Han Ye Seul, on the other hand proudly shows off her tattoos collection.


While taking a look at three of the top trending Naver articles about Han Ye Seul right now, I could easily find negative comments criticizing her look voted as the top comments, some of which are,

“Is her concept a cow?”

“She’s using her face like she doesn’t care…”


“I still don’t get it.. she looks strange and very scary.”

“An attention seeker.”

– comments sources: (A), (B)

And some even worse saying that Han Ye Seul has lost it and is doing as she pleases without regards to others which doesn’t make any sense considering that she’s literally not doing anything wrong.

I found one very nice comment about her that I wanted to end the article with, I hope more people continue to express this kind of thoughts, idols and actors aren’t dolls you get to play around with and like you, they have the right to dress and express themselves as they please, the netizen wrote,

“Seems that she’s just trying to express herself artistically!! Do whatever you want to do, just do it all. I support you. Han Ye Seul is not a doll, stop treating her like on! She has the right to express herself as she wishes.”

What do you think of her daring look? Do you think she deserves to be criticized for it?

By Hilda Moore

Hi all, my name is Hilda and I am a huge kdrama fan, I am responsible for covering news in relation to Kdramas on jazminemedia.com~ My all time fav kdramas are: My Mister, Hotel Del Luna and Kill Me, Heal Me.

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