J.Y. Park is receiving criticism for his advice to a 17-year-old contestant on season one of “Nizi Project.”
The 21-minute episode was uploaded to JYP Entertainment channel and had English subtitles. Many fans were upset with J.Y. Park’s remarks towards a young and healthy teenager.
The contestant Ikematsu Riria was being judged by J.Y. Park, who pointed out that the most difficult thing for him during his singing career of 25 years was weight management, he says weight affects dancing,
“Body weight has a direct effect on dancing. When you were dancing, your body was very heavy and slow.”
And the caption of the show made it worse because it reads,
“Pointing out her lack of self-care.”
Plus his comments on her singing, he added,
“It doesn’t look like you want to improve your dancing, because you haven’t controlled your weight and danced every day.”
Nizi Project Auditions; 17 year old Ikematsu Riria was criticized by JYP for her weight. Telling her that she lacks “self-care” and needs to get better at “weight management”.
Even saying she isnt serious about being an idol because she can’t control her weight. pic.twitter.com/CDrfEQzTyp
— SAVE JYP GROUPS (@jypewhy) March 9, 2020
A tweet of the particular clip has been shared on twitter; many fans expressed their disappointment with J.Y. Park and the way he judged her weight, here are some of their comments:
Ps: ppl who trained under different companies all agreed that JYPE was the absolute worse when it comes to controlling their trainees weight. You’re cut off immediately if your weight go past a certain #. I’m guessing 55kg is too much for them on a young, healthy teenage girl.
— Whatever (@9ElectricAngels) March 9, 2020
Imagine being told at such a young age that you lack “self care” and need to get better at weight management because for him you’re not taking this seriously. It gets stuck in your head. Teenage girls suffer depression and low self esteem because of impossible beauty standards
— 🍦 (@talentsvn) March 9, 2020
You can watch the full clip below:
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What do you think of J.Y. Park’s comments? Do you think it’s too much or important to teenagers who want to be idols?