As Kpop becomes more and more popular internationally compared to South Korea, Bang Si Hyuk’s founder wants to remove the K from the genre.
Korean media outlet Maeil Business sat down with Bang Si Hyuk to talk about the current state of K-POP. The HYBE founder said, “These days, I often say that we need to remove the ‘K’ from K-POP. Because I don’t think continuing like this will help the growth of the K-POP industry.
“K-POP now needs to reach a larger consumer audience in a broader market. I think we need to create many entrances and exits to access global values,” he added.
“If K-POP continues with its current structure, I believe that the growth and expansion of K-POP will be limited.”
He then explained: “I expected this crisis to happen last year, but now, seeing the notable decline in indicators in Southeast Asia, I can instinctively know that it is very dangerous.
On the ongoing show “Dream Academy” to produce an international girl group, Bang PD said, “It’s one of the many tactics, yes. We need to expand our domestic reach to people from more diverse countries, and we need to introduce people to K-POP through artists who are not Korean or Asian.
Bang Si Hyuk’s interview went viral not only among K-pop fans but also among Korean netizens. On social media platforms, fans wrote:
“Hybe wants to suppress Korean identity so much.”
“Kpop was better before the creation of Hybe.”
“Wouldn’t it be better to suggest removing bang shi hyuk from kpop instead of removing the ‘K’ from KPOP? »
“He will do anything to have the validation of the Americans.”
“It is in decline because people like you are obsessed with validating Westerners, Kpop is losing its essence and originality for many reasons, including lack of Korean languages, too many white producers, and the fact that most Kpop songs have strange, nonsensical lyrics and sudden, unnecessary beats.
BTS were literally the first group to add traditional sounds to their songs, started performing wearing hanboks, and literally became the reason more people started showing interest in Korean culture.
BTS is a group that has been awarded an Order of Cultural Merit for outstanding meritorious services in the fields of culture and art in the interests of promoting national culture and national development.
“And when we all said ‘hybe’ ruined Kpop, you all called it jealousy, when in fact the foundation of the whole business is monopolistic, gaining authority and dominating over anything and everything in the industry, they are taking control. a plutocrat.
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