Lovelyz’s Sujeong And Jiae Address Malicious Comments Following Recent “Queendom” Performance
Lovelyz’s Sujeong and Jiae have responded to criticism they received following their “Sixth Sense” performance in Mnet’s “Queendom.”
Lovelyz put on a cover performance of Brown Eyed Girls’ “Sixth Sense” for the second round of “Queendom.” Following the performance, some viewers argued that Lovelyz focused too much on showing off their sexiness through “Sixth Sense,” thus overlooking the song’s focus on being free from the pressure of society. A few even went beyond criticizing the performance to make malicious comments personally directed at the Lovelyz members.
During a recent V Live broadcast, Sujeong and Jiae shared their thoughts in response to the criticism. Jiae said, “Until now, I did not care much about malicious comments. However, [the comments about ‘Queendom’] had a huge effect on us because they were personal attacks of our lives.”
Sujeong added, “It doesn’t matter what kind of criticism they make, but we had a hard time because they denounced the lives of each Lovelyz member due to that one performance.” Sujeong continued by asking viewers to refrain from discussing the personal lives of the members and to not discredit Lovelyz’s achievements just because of the one performance.
Regarding people’s suspicions of Lovelyz trying to change their group concept to be sexier, Sujeong answered, “We don’t even think about wanting to become a sexy girl group.”
They concluded the discussion by saying, “We did a concept like this through ‘Queendom’ because we have no plans to promote a song with a sexy concept in the future.” The members also shared that they hope to show even more new sides of themselves throughout the program.
Check out Lovelyz’s performance of “Sixth Sense” here.