ZEROBASEONE’s highly anticipated appearance at their debut showcase has unexpectedly stirred up controversy among South Korean netizens. The new K-pop group, who recently made their official debut with the song “In Bloom,” found themselves at the center of criticism following their first live performance.
ZEROBASEONE’s Fashion Choices Draw Controversy at Debut Showcase
ZEROBASEONE had been eagerly anticipated by fans, especially after their participation in the popular reality competition show, Boys Planet. Their debut showcase was meant to be a moment of triumph and celebration, but it took an unexpected turn when their appearance came under fire.
During the showcase, ZERBASEONE displayed their impressive dancing and singing skills, captivating the audience with their fresh and energetic performance of “In Bloom.” However, it was not their talent that drew attention. Instead, it was the outfits worn by the group members that became the subject of scrutiny.
Photographs from the debut showcase were uploaded to the twitter, sparking a flurry of mixed reactions. While many praised the visually stunning members of ZEROBASEONE, a significant portion of South Korean netizens voiced their dissatisfaction with the group’s stylistic choices.
In particular, the criticism revolved around the mismatched outfits worn by the members. Some wore black shirts paired with formal white bottoms and ties, while others opted for casual attire, including outerwear or simple t-shirts. This lack of uniformity in Otheir appearance did not sit well with the netizens, who directed their frustration towards ZEROBASEONE’s stylist, or “coordi” as they are commonly referred to in the industry.
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Comments on the twitter reflected the disappointment felt by some Korean netizens regarding ZEROBASEONE’s debut showcase outfits. While the group members themselves were showered with praise for their talent, the stylist’s choice of clothing became a focal point of criticism.
ㅡ Perkara Outfit
Salah siapa ga baca grup?
; a zerobaseone fewtweet au
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— acha ✿ gunuk’s twins (@shnxxbin) July 10, 2023
The negative feedback highlights the importance of careful image management in the highly competitive world of K-pop. For ZEROBASEONE, who had built up a considerable fanbase through their appearance on Boys Planet, this unexpected backlash serves as a reminder of the high expectations placed on new acts as they step into the spotlight.
Netizen express thier thoughts onZEROBASEONE’s Fashion Choices:
“i myself got bored of the leather outfits, heavy/dark concepts and empty choruses that were popular for quite a long time, thank you”
“Wow another different outfit??!! “
“whoever dressed zerobaseone in those hot summer outfits today needs to be reevaluated asap like how could you downgrade from the actual stage”
“the outfit is quite bored”
As ZEROBASEONE continues their journey in the K-pop industry, it remains to be seen how they will respond to this wave of criticism and whether they will make adjustments to their image going forward. In an industry heavily influenced by public opinion, striking the right balance between individuality and conformity in terms of appearance is an ongoing challenge for new artists like ZEROBASEONE.
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Cassidy Jones wrote this.
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