Archive for December, 2010

Appreciating SNSD after my prejudice against them

Posted in Girls Generation, Hyoyeon, SNSD with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 12/08/2010 by whatevertoni

I never thought that I would come to like and even love some SNSD members.

Like many who don’t appreciate SNSD, I used to have this impression that they are factory-manufactured dolls that underwent strictest quality control to ensure that they have no defects.

At first, these perfect dolls absolutely didn’t have an effect on me. I didn’t buy the idea that dolls as perfect as them actually exists. I remember there was this one time I was watching their video in my laptop, and I was just staring at them with a blank expression. I was just not into hot chicks. At that time I thought that maybe if I were a lesbian or a guy, I would appreciate them. These pretty women didn’t please me at all. But don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t a hater or anything. It was just that I had no reason to check out hot girls. Hence, I had no reason to like them.

I started watching Hello Baby to see how these pretty girls would do as mothers. And of course, the cute baby, Kyungsan was just too adorable to watch. I was half-expecting SNSD to be like Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie who were really irresponsible yet amusing in their show Simple Life. I was proven wrong when I saw how SNSD’s natural maternal instinct showed while taking care of Kyungsan. They all loved to take care of Kyungsan, and they were willing to do everything to please him.

I also saw in Hello Baby how dorky they were. They hit each other, they fool around, and they do all sort of crazy stuff that normal girls do. Then it hit me. They are actually normal girls that do normal things. They are not the defect-free factory- manufactured dolls that I thought they were. They are imperfect. They are crazy. They are dorks. They wrestle with each other. They love to play pranks.

They are humans that have feelings. If you see this side of SNSD, you will realize that it is unfair that they get all sorts of rude comments and irrational hate from people who don’t even know who they are as persons. It’s totally understandable not to like them as idols. I mean we all have different tastes when it comes to choosing our ideal idols. But we all have to remember that they are humans, too. They do deserve respect from others.

As SM Entertainment’s premiere girl group, I think the perfect image they portray is just part of SME’s marketing strategy. Beneath this superficial image, I see really genuine ladies with irresistible inner beauty.


I’m settled of not becoming a Sone because I like them as real persons, not as idols.