Posted by : KPopRanter July 30, 2013


Throughout the years, it's been revealed numerous times by male idol groups such as SHINee and Big Bang that all the members aren't 'best friends' with each other nor have a strong and intangible 'bromance' (in fact, SHINee's Onew revealed that his feelings for his fellow group members doesn't exceed beyond 'co-worker' level). Most male groups put on a brave face, perform a good show then, later in the evening (whether or not they've been together for years and years, through the sweat, blood and tears of training and the sasaengs, hard schedules and painful diets), still don't look at each other as 'brothers other mothers' nor have those little fandom terms like 'SHINeeBond' or 'Power of the Thing Scientists Claim Started the Universe'. Yet still, after all these somewhat shocking secrets of a lack of bonding within the male group are released for the world to see and hear, full fandoms continue to stay strong by the male's side, caring for them and protecting them with every last bit of their strength (which is most of the time, annoying) however, on the other side, when a similar or even lesser 'incident' happens within a female group in which there is the slightest bit of controversy or drama going on amongst the members, it weighs so heavily on them that some even get attacked with death threats and petitions for disbandment... everyone wanting to get to the bottom of why the girls aren't getting along and who's to blame for the 'disruption of peace' within the group. And though everyone is so caught up in what seems like petty arguments between members, the question people should be asking isn't 'Why is this girl group fighting?' and instead, 'Why is there such a double standard?'.

Whether you like it or not SONEs, Taeyeon and Jessica either are not the bestest of friends currently or have had a long awkwardness towards each other before. In fact, it goes to show that a lot of Girls' Generation aren't exactly the bestest of friends (whether it's simply one day's arguments or just a prolonged indifference towards another member) and don't skip and fart unicorns in their dorms 24/7, don't constantly talk about their 'girl' (since of course, they don't age) problems while scooping a thousand scoops of Gangnam Style-flavored ice cream from sugar-coated rainbow spoons and having to deal with with the heartache of singlehood (since of course, they've never dated before, either), indigestion, menstrual cramps and anything else a typical female deals with during her lifetime.

Is that a shocker for some of you? 

Really, it shouldn't be, the struggle to be friends 'forever and ever' with fellow group mates already exhibited or hinted by few groups, specifically in T-ara where Jiyeon, maybe didn't admit to bullying however, admitted there was less bonding with ex-member Hwayoung--which turned scandalous--, whereas in B.A.P, Zelo vented his frustrations of always being picked on or thought less of because of his age from the rest of the group members--which turned not so scandalous.



But why is it so hard for female groups to not be goody-goody, lovey-lovey with each other if they group truly isn't--females getting into controversies over simply not smiling or loving each other with all their hearts and esophagus while males idol groups having the ability to have hatred and disputes amongst their members (exhibited by B.A.P Youngjae vs. Zelo in Killing Camp) and get the get-off-scot-free card. Really, why? What's with this double standard?

I think it's because most people have the belief that girls (regardless of mood swings, periods and of course, simple proneness to spread gossip and seriously just wanting to smack a bitch every five seconds) in the idol industry are perfect and have no problems at all--or at least are marketed that way--and when even the slightest thing is revealed (for example, Girls' Generation Jessica and Hyoyeon almost got in a fight! Oh no, stop the presses!) it's so outrageous yet guys have always seen to be tougher and less caring of one another therefore having the ability to not care for one another and no one gives a shit. Regardless, though women and men are marketed differently in the industry, people should maybe try to understand that maybe one day CL won't like Bom because she ate all her corn, or maybe the next day, Jaekyung feels the need to slap Woori for stealing her boyfriend since the boyfriend prioritizes tits and ass over her and that there's always going to be conflict even with friends for years and years... it's just human nature. Female idols are not locked in a happy prison in which they have to smile and wave like puppets on strings all the time because they're human-beings just like me and you... and if surely one side of the coin can do it, the other side should be able to do it, too.



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  1. "Taeyeon and Jessica either are not the bestest of friends currently or have had a long awkwardness towards each other before."



    Is this based off that one rumor about how Jessica supposedly stole Taeyeon's boyfriend?

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  2. ...where did I imply that rumor? Also, no.
    It's based off of the obvious coldness the two have experienced with one another. Even SONEs admit they've seen it.

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  3. That's some Mean Girls shit right there lol

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  4. As a SONE, It is obvious Jessica and Taeyeon are really awkward around each other. Especially now for some reason, because a lot of people have been noticing Jessica trying to interact with Taeyeon and Taeyeon flat out ignoring her. A lot of fangirls have been trying to actually force them to be friends, especially through Taeyeon's instagram. You can't force people to be friends with everyone, especially when their main connection is just working together. Also, it has always been obvious that some girls seem more comfortable around certain people than others. This happens in life.

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