3:48 pm - 06/18/2019

Singer feels heat over "revealing" costume

Girl band "Berry good" member Johyun stirred controversy Monday after wearing the costume of fictional computer game character "Ahri" that some said was "too revealing."

The star from the six-member K-pop girl band portrayed the character ― the nine-tailed fox ― from global blockbuster game "League of Legends" at a red carpet event promoting the TV e-sports show "Game Dolympic 2019: Golden Card" slated to air later this year.

The event, joined by some 40 K-pop stars competing in this year's "Dolympic," celebrated the e-sports competition organized by cable network OGN. It was held Monday at OGN e-Stadium inside the SPLEX Center in Sangam-dong in Seoul's Mapo District.

Johyun, in a garter belt and dangling a large purple tail, posed in front of a photo wall with two band mates.

Her costume attracted criticism online for being vulgar.

But her fans defended the star Tuesday, saying online that the costume had been praised for perfectly mimicking Ahri.

The fans, calling themselves the "Berry good gallery," said those who condemned her "don't understand the game character" and "she prepared the costume after thoroughly discussing with the network, according to her agency JTG Entertainment."

Johyun competes in "Dolympic" with other artists from K-pop bands, including Teen Top, NCT, B1A4, ASTRO, fromis_9, DIA, April, SONAMOO and solo artists. A clip from Sunday posted on Korean online portal Naver showed her and band mates practicing for the competition at a PC cafe.

The competitors, divided into two teams, play games like "Overwatch," "League of Legends" and "Battlegrounds mobile dance emotes." Boy band Super Junior's Kim Hee-chul and Shin Dong host the show and each leads a team.

Here's the video from the red carpet.

source: The Korea Times
baekpedaling 18th-Jun-2019 10:51 pm (UTC)
Except for the cleavage it's no less revealing than what stylists put girl group members on daily
tsubaki874 18th-Jun-2019 11:19 pm (UTC)
As a girl with B cups and barely being able to pull off cleavage, I think her tits are hot good for her!
Her shorts are longer than some GG outfits that make them wear the black undershorts!!
ashdevilrun23 18th-Jun-2019 11:20 pm (UTC)
She looks great and the costume is on point.
rapist and drug pushers roaming about free but let's get mad at a female because she looks good 🙄
neoreulwonhae 19th-Jun-2019 02:43 am (UTC)
Right?! Korean priorities pshhh...
love_keiko 18th-Jun-2019 11:26 pm (UTC)
she looks AMAZING.

the only reason why they're mad is bc she stepped out in confidence by CHOICE so they were robbed of the chance of stealing it from her.

scionofawhisper 18th-Jun-2019 11:29 pm (UTC)
I mean, they make characters dress like that in the first place. Maybe change the representation, physical traits and clothing of women in video games than blame real women?
lil_poisonfrog 19th-Jun-2019 12:42 am (UTC)
Lol yeah this is my thought. The real problem is so many overspecialized female characters in games that aren't otherwise porn games.
lizanka23 19th-Jun-2019 01:44 am (UTC)
agreed. exactly. what are you supposed to do when a lot of your fave female video game characters dress like that? plus everyone should feel comfortable to wear what they want without fearing people shaming you, sexual harrasment, etc. there's a difference between a woman choosing to do something herself and men designing the clothes of a fictional character

Edited at 2019-06-19 01:45 am (UTC)
frequency 19th-Jun-2019 02:28 am (UTC)
lmao it's like people (mostly men!) complaining that tifa's breasts weren't "large enough" in this new FF remake. like, have these people complaining about shit like this ever seen real body proportions?
dior_chic 19th-Jun-2019 12:41 am (UTC)
Guys this beauty from berrygood is worth supporting, check our berrygood to see this cutie !!!

/shameless plug

For real, she’s one of my favorite idols. She looks so damn good, but of course because she has a large chest they’re making it way more scandalous than it is. IA with the users above that this video game characters are designed like this all.the.time and that this outfit isn’t too off from what idols wear, but most idols aren’t fuller on the chest/allowed to show cleavage.

Also I’m just here for her, idgaf about Overwatch, Leage of Legends, Fortnite, etc

Edited at 2019-06-19 01:25 am (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 19th-Jun-2019 12:47 am (UTC)
The NB translation made it seem like most of the criticism was coming from women under the guise of feminism. Wonder if that was really the case.

Assuming this was something she chose to do and was ok with (she doesn't seem uncomfortable in the photos) then there's nothing wrong with it. I do hate that so many of these games cater to men using female characters with absurd proportions and revealing outfits though. But if that upsets you the hate should be directed towards the developers, not a girl trying to make some coin.
lizanka23 19th-Jun-2019 01:51 am (UTC)
there are some radfems in korea that think that women should be covered from head to toe and never show skin because it's always just for the male gaze. never mind there are actual women and celebs who like to dress sexy and be sexual, i.e. hwasa, hyolyn, ga-in. instead of fighting for women's choice to wear what they want or criticizing their management if the women are uncomfortable they attack female idols for showing any skin

and i agree with the video game character design. the problem is that there is no variety among female characters. they usually have the same body type and outfit style. if there was variety in weight, height, appearance, kinds of costumes like there is for men it wouldn't be a problem that there are characters in sexy costumes

Edited at 2019-06-19 01:56 am (UTC)
fadeintoyou 19th-Jun-2019 01:13 am (UTC)

I was expecting it to be super revealing but it’s nothing. GG wear super short skirts and hot pants all the time. Maybe too much cleavage for the likes of SK but they need to get over it.

lizanka23 19th-Jun-2019 01:41 am (UTC)
this must be a cultural difference because i don't get how it's so revealing. i guess if you're an idol you can't walk around with your cleavage out meanwhile every celeb in the states does it

edit: also i wanna see loona's resident gamer olivia taking part and competing in these games

Edited at 2019-06-19 02:06 am (UTC)
prlsb4swiine 19th-Jun-2019 01:50 am (UTC)
but where's her other 8 tails? ???
as a woman who wears hijab in the usa, this discourse is tiring. no matter what women wear we get shit on so might as well be happy and do whatever u want
neoreulwonhae 19th-Jun-2019 02:45 am (UTC)
Amen to both statements lol
frequency 19th-Jun-2019 02:30 am (UTC)
so... video game character w/ unrealistic proportions wearing this = okay, but a real woman with realistic proportions wearing this = BAD. gotcha.
neoreulwonhae 19th-Jun-2019 02:46 am (UTC)
neoreulwonhae 19th-Jun-2019 02:48 am (UTC)
She did seem a little shy and pulling down the butt of her underwear, so I would only be worried if her company forced her to wear that when she didn't want to. But she looks great. If I was that pretty and had a bangin' body like that I'd probably be wearing hot shit too, damn. Calm down Korea.
annayism 19th-Jun-2019 02:54 am (UTC)
i love johyun she's fucking gorgeous!! and this is cosplay like she's wearing the character's costume....don't see a problem here
chibi_rei 19th-Jun-2019 03:13 am (UTC)
If she was a professional cosplayer or booth girl no one would care. I think she looks amazing.
minho_lover 19th-Jun-2019 05:30 am (UTC)

OMFG SHE LOOKS GREAT!! thats how the character is dressed, idek what they were expecting??? Damn??? This shit is so annoying!!!

benihime99 19th-Jun-2019 08:34 am (UTC)
That's a really good cosplay
spread 19th-Jun-2019 08:53 am (UTC)
This is actually really good cosplay.
I wonder if she made her outfit?
Either way, friend is rocking it!
sjtaazrz 19th-Jun-2019 08:34 pm (UTC)
I know article titles translated from Netizenbuzz aren't the most reliable sources but one says, "outfit was provided by the hosts" so I guess the people in charge of the event gave it to her.
oncloud999 19th-Jun-2019 08:53 am (UTC)
she looks great. lol at people having a problem with this costume while salivating over the girl group dresses these days. the dresses have gotten so short even I'M uncomfortable watching them.... especially when you see the girls trying to pull the dresses down.
krissasaur 19th-Jun-2019 10:52 pm (UTC)
I googled her and this was one of the first results so...... it's not like she even had an innocent image to begin with. I would say the Ahri cosplay is way more tame lmao. I am confused in general.

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