The most recent episode of SBS “One Night of TV Entertainment” analyzed recent hype of dialects in the showbiz entertainment industry. “One Night of TV Entertainment” interviewed After School‘s Lizzy, since she is one of the first idols to not hide her Busan accent on TV Shows.
Lizza said, “To be honest, my agency told me to fix it or just not say anything at all. My accent kind of just popped out from nowhere during interviews and such. I think things have changed a lot for idols who have accents.” She added, “Recently, I searched for ‘Lizzy’ on the internet and there were more Eunji than Lizzy…”
She was referring to A Pink‘s Eunji, who’s become a new “dialect idol” with her amazing acting on tvN “Answer Me 1997.” Eunji played the role of Sung Shi Won and garnered much attention with her natural Busan accent. Lizzy commented, “It’s a bit bitter, I’m not gonna lie. I thought I was the original. But now that I think about it, accents only last a season or so.”