LE SSERAFIM‘s Sakura is receiving praise as fans see how she spoke out against HYBE‘s diet expectations for her and for her members, while HYBE is criticized for allegedly mistranslating her words in order to soften them.
With the release of LE SSERAFIM’s documentary The World Is My Oyster, followers have gotten an intimate take a look at the troublesome course of that the members needed to undergo to debut. As an already skilled idol, Sakura herself had lots to say about it, together with about her private wrestle with preconceptions about her age as an “older idol” and with the damaging judgment she obtained for her singing.
She additionally received actual concerning the grueling daily schedule that the members adopted as trainees, one which regularly ended at daybreak.
But after seeing episode three of the documentary, followers are expressing satisfaction in Sakura for standing up for her members in relation to the expectations the corporate had of them by way of weight-reduction plan.
Episode three noticed the members be a part of the administration employees for a gathering to evaluate their progress. The administration group chief, Kim Hyeong Eun, said the members needed to be taught strict self-management, referring to their diets throughout promotion intervals.
Hearing this, Sakura received emotional, and actually mentioned, “We’ve been working so hard, I don’t want us to have stress about this.”
She added, “I’ve seen members struggle and be criticized for these things.”
Chaewon, who beforehand debuted with Sakura in IZ*ONE, agreed, saying, “I wouldn’t have any problem with the members having different meal plans…”
…as Sakura was making the case that every member must be allowed to eat and food regimen as they favored.
The different members additionally agreed, with Yunjin claiming that not solely ought to every particular person maintain their very own food regimen, however that their willingness to food regimen was additionally necessary.
Following the release of The World Is My Oyster, followers haven’t solely praised Sakura for citing the problem and standing up towards HYBE…
No however sakura flagging the “artists should manage themselves” when the upper ups talked about it (I feel they had been referring to weight-reduction plan) is a few energy transfer proper there. You simply know she is aware of her stuff inside that assembly room.
— Chico (@kkurayang) September 17, 2022
As a lot as I’m pissed about this, that is simply the cruel actuality of the kpop trade. I’m simply glad Sakura spoke up. Many idols couldn’t do the identical issues and needed to do excessive food regimen, sadly. We can see our women are wholesome and may eat what they like from the vlogs. https://t.co/QB2EcgnNdg
— lee⁷ | is working and sleeping (@sserakzhh) September 17, 2022
…however they’ve additionally been expressing frustration with HYBE for allegedly mistranslating the documentary’s captions to be able to soften her phrases.
A translation by Twitter consumer @TSaku1339 paints a barely completely different image from HYBE’s captions on YouTube, exhibiting that Sakura was extra crucial of the corporate’s stance on weight-reduction plan than the captions made it sound.
A extra correct trans
Not positive what’s mistaken with HYBE’s trans group. They translated it poorly and altered its that means, inflicting confusion for non-Korean audio system. Sakura’s standing up for the group and opposing HYBE’s food regimen management as a result of they’ve by no means had weight drawback bfore 🥲 pic.twitter.com/hwkKkk3bg6
— HARU|咲良単推し³⁹ (@TSaku1339) September 18, 2022
This is a controversial topic and HYBE is way from the primary firm to have such strict expectations from its artists, so maybe it’s unsurprising that they may attempt to edit the footage of this dialogue.
In any case, Sakura deserves loads of appreciation for calling out the problem when she noticed it!
Watch the total clip from the episode on the hyperlink under.