If you’re looking for an example of how men sh*t on feminism, just look at how male K-pop fans reacted to this news.
Irene, who is a member of all-girl group Red Velvet, was asked during a fan meet last March 18 about the books she’s been reading. She shared that she’s read Kim Ji Young, Born 1982, which is labeled as a feminist novel.
After hearing this, male fans took to an online forum and shared that they’re burning Irene’s photos and postcards. Why? Because that’s what you do when your masculinity is fragile and toxic, I guess.
Fans came to the singer’s defense and emphasized the level of pressure that female idols go through to please male fans. Some also pointed out that Red Velvet may be hinting at their feminist views whenever they kill men in music videos.