Soft Masculinity And Gender Bending In Kpop Idol Boy Bands. Metrosexual grooming allows men to reveal care and gentleness in their physical appearance and to consume clothes cosmetics and accessories. Male K-pop figures are trademarked to have beautiful skin delicate features being well dressed wearing makeup and even getting plastic surgery.
This chapter examines some of the most recent developments in South Korean popular culture using the example of idol boy bands and their manufactured versatile masculinity. Before the sixth sold out concert on the American leg of a world tour V of K-pop boy band BTS is being prepped for his appearance onstage. According to Jungs analysis each of the members in these idol groups is.
In an age where constructions of masculinity are stifling and destructive Asian musicians are breaking barriers and redefining what it means to be manly The K-pop group Bangtan Sonyeondan BTS in particular is reimagining masculinity and its about way more than how they dress.
Pop music South Korean boy bands carved out their own niche creating millions of followers. In the past Kpop idol groups largely focused on the pretty-boy soft-masculine image. It argues that the model of Soft Masculinity represented in these texts allows men who are marginalised by restrictive and inclusive models of. His makeup artist applies BB cream to his skin with a.