It takes years of practice, commitment, and patience to become a famous K-pop Idol. No one deserves to get hate after the years of hard work one has committed. Just imagine how unworthy and unmotivated it must have felt after reading such comments. Everyone makes mistakes, but as these idols are always in the spotlight, they can’t hide them. Be it a sensible reason or not, fans and media are always on their necks and won’t easily let off their mistakes. Sometimes some K-pop idols receive hate even when they do nothing just because of their features and talent. In this article, we will see the top ten K-pop idols to get the most hate in the industry.
1. Jennie From Blackpink
Jennie Kim (born January 16, 1996) is a South Korean singer, rapper, and actress. She debuted in the group Blackpink, formed by YG Entertainment, in August 2016. Blackpink Jennie has become one of the most criticized and hated idols as fans think that YG Entertainment was favouring her by giving her better clothes and more promotions. She was also in a scandal over her “lazy dancing” and “poor attitude.” Jennie also received a barrage of hostile comments, and messages when BTS’s V accidentally followed her on Instagram.
2. Cha Eun-Woo From Astro
Lee Dong-min (born March 30, 1997), known as Cha Eun-woo, is a South Korean actor, singer, and model under the label Fantagio. He is a part of the boy band Astro. He has acted in various dramas such as Hit The Top, True Beauty and many more. Eunwoo gets hate for being the most famous member of ASTRO, and people believe he is only famous because of his good looks, over which he has no control.
3. Kai From Exo
Kim Jong-in (born January 14, 1994) is known as Kai, a South Korean singer, actor, model, and dancer. He is in a boy band group Exo. He is also considered one of the best dancers in South Korea and K-pop. When news about Kai dating Krystal from F(X) and Blackpink’s Jennie came out, it drove haters crazy as dating is prohibited among K-pop stars. Kai was even asked to leave Exo if he wanted to date that much by fans.
4. Yeri From Red Velvet
Kim Ye-rim (born March 5, 1999) is a South Korean singer and actress. She is in the girl group Red Velvet. Yeri was added to the group a little later and the fans didn’t like that. It’s often seen that the group’s maknae is the most favorite, and cherished, it was not the same for Red Velvet's Yeri. She has been called talentless, ugly and not good enough to be a part of the group. She even got hate for crying at Jonghyun’s funeral when fans knew they were close.
5. Hwasa From Mamamoo
Ahn Hye-jin (born July 23, 1995) known by her stage name Hwasa is a South Korean singer, rapper, and television personality. She started as a member of the girl group Mamamoo in 2014. Hwasa's vocal talent is considered one of the best in the industry, but still, she receives so much hate. She’s hated for not meeting the Korean beauty standards and is body shamed for not being thin enough or fair as compared to other Idols. People also criticize her for wearing revealing clothes.
6. Tzuyu From Twice
Chou Tzu-yu (born 14 June; 1999) known as Tzuyu, is a Taiwanese singer based in South Korea. She is a part of the girl group Twice, formed by JYP Entertainment. She is criticized for being appealing, for not having the best vocals and for lacking emotion on stage, but that doesn’t make her any less talented.
Lee Ji-eun (born May 16, 1993) known by her stage name Iu, is a South Korean actor, singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is a respected K-pop Idol in the industry. After her controversy with Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, which tarnished her reputation. She received hate from fans after BTS Jungkook described her as his ideal type.
8. Kang Daniel From Wanna One
Kang Daniel is a singer-songwriter, actor cum businessman from South Korea. He is a former member of the boy group Wanna One and is currently active as a solo artist. He got criticized for being the most famous member and getting too much attention. He also hated it once his relationship with Twice’s Jihyo broke out as fans thought he was not good enough for her.
9. Soyeon From (G)I-Dle
Jeon So-Yeon (born August 26, 1998), known as Soyeon. She is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer who is signed to Cube Entertainment. She is a part of the group (G)I-DLE. She was known as the ‘greedy leader’ of the group as she didn’t include all the members in the production process. Many fans were irritated by her increasing lines in songs as it was repetitive. Most criticism comes from people accusing her of cultural appropriation in (G)I-DLE’s music, which is considered a controversial topic.
10. Nancy From Momoland
Nancy Jewel McDonie (born April 13, 2000), known as Nancy, is a Korean-American singer, actress, and host. She is in an girl group Momoland. While in her early teens, she had made a joke about eating disorders, which made people dislike her as it is a sensitive topic and due to which she still gets hate. Hopefully, she now understands why it was wrong and people can forgive her.