Although 4MINUTE has found much success as idols, the girl group recently revealed that they don’t want to be considered idols anymore.
As veterans in the music industry, the Cube Entertainment group has released many hits, been recognized by international celebrities, and is even working with world-renowned EDM DJ Skrillex. Despite being such successful idols, however, the group confessed that they now want to be considered more as artists than as idols. And while netizens applauded their talents and ambition, however, many have pointed out how hard it is to shed the idol image.
Jiyoon commented “I think it’s about time we heard people calling us artists instead of just idols”
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+ 2030, – 167] Can’t tag everyone above idol level …. ㅋ
[+ 1491, – 119] They had a distinct color early on in their career..but above idol?? I don’t really feel it.
[+ 1074, – 79] Everyone wants to be considered artists..the reason even skilled groups get underestimated is because there are soooo many idols whose skills are sub par.
Source: Sports Chosun