Seriously. People are actually wondering why rates of "wonjo kyojae" ("compensated dating" with minors) seem to be on the rise. Oh, I don't know – watching 14 and 15-year-old girls do violent pelvic thrusts to lyrics such as this, as when you get to 7:30 of this video [huge H/T to Popular Gusts]:
Dont cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me
Dont cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me
Dont cha, dont cha
Dont cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me
Dont cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me
Dont cha, dont cha
And I thought Britney Spears was risqué.
Call me old-fashioned, but perhaps it's because I teach girls this age that I find it disgusting to so blatantly make sex objects out of girls the same age. We're talking middle school, people.
But we can go younger if you want – go to MNCast and type in "섹시 댄스" and "꼬마". Took me one try. God knows what you can find out there if you're actually LOOKING for it. If you are easily creeped out, I advise you to skip.
Somehow, I don't find the Wonder Girls as skirting the edge of appropriateness – when you're doing the same dances that you can find in any Deja Vu, for which you'd put a dollar in a g-strong for, I think it reaches a whole new level – especially when the girl is 14 and hasn't even finishing growing her secondary sex characteristics yet.
Over on FMS, I did post on The Wonder Girls before I really knew who they were. I did kind of like their 80's nostalgia marketing and the 80's pop revival style that could work – if they were able to actually sing. But I kind of regret my first post on them, because I had no idea they were so young. Seriously, they looked a lot older in those 80's pics. And after learning more about them – it's kinda gross, to put a fine point on it. After some time, my second post on them was far less charitable.
Come on, JYP – do you really have to recruit so young? And if they can't even sing and dance, umm...what's the point of recruiting so young, again? Unless...?
'Cause they really can't sing to save their lives. And the "dance?" Funny thing is, the thing they do with their shoulders is really, really, popular amongst boys, as are the Wonder Girls themselves. I am seriously starting to think that part of the appeal is the cracking voices of pubescent girls themselves. Perhaps, given what the market is apparently looking for, JYP is smarter than us all.
Hey, the Wonder Girls are at the top of the charts and queens of the pop world right now. Who am I to argue?