Receiving such a negative response from fans and the media regarding her solo debut, it’s not a surprise that Hyomin‘s dispirited and has become heavy hearted. T-ARA‘s Facebook page has reached out to fans – asking them to send messages of love and encouragement to Hyomin, through their TARA-HOLIC phone applications, in order to “cheer her up“.
T-ARA’s Hyomin has recently debuted with her new solo MV ‘Nice Body‘. Though, has the visual and audio impact of the song been so ‘nice’ on her audience? JPopAsia.com has written an editorial claiming that “Hyomin’s ‘Nice Body’ is the Most Dangerous Song K-Pop has Produced“. If you read the article it gives a basic outline of the impact ‘Nice Body’s music video and overall message has had on Hyomin’s audience.
The lyrics are riddled with negative body image goals and suggested aspirations:
“All guys want a girl like this
All guys like pretty girls”
“My body is a nice nice body
Long legs, sexy waist“
“(Not eating what I want to)
I will be strong
(I will endure through the pain)
I will become pretty“
“All girls want to show some skin
All girls go on a diet at least once
All girls want to be loved“
The juxtaposition of the lyrics and the visual representation of the music video leave a bad taste in the mouths of impressionable females and even males who have watched and listened to the MV.
JPopAsia’s editorial states “There is a big difference between dieting and exercising for your health, and starving yourself and pushing yourself to physical exhaustion for the sake of being stick-thin. The former is healthy and should be encouraged. However, the latter, which is what Hyomin seems to insist upon to reach unrealistic beauty standards, serves only to harm yourself.”
There was also conflict between Hyomin’s lyrics found in her debut album being similar to lyrics written by Block B‘s Zico. Though that issue has been resolved since the rumours surfaced.
Source: KPop Lyrics.net, JPopAsia