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Songwriter Kim Eana addresses 'sexist lyric' controversy from a song she wrote for SHINee

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"Cherish her more than a flower." 


What do you think about the lyric above? It's a line from a song called, "If you love her" off SHINee's new repackaged album '1 and 1.' It may seem like a simple line on the surface but some netizens are saying that women should not be compared to flowers because it contains a sexist idea. 


In response to their concerns, Kim Eana, the lyricist of the song, posted on her Instagram, saying, "Expression that says 'cherish her more than a flower', oops...Let's pay attention." 



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She then added another post, saying, "These days, I often see listeners who are identifying sexist and misogynistic elements in song lyrics. I thought that I was being careful in writing, but I still slip up here and there. It shows that this issue is so deeply embedded in me. I think that it is healthy that someone like me who works in this industry to be aware of women who have become more sensitive to these things. I will become a writer who thinks more deeply about gender stereotypes."


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What do you guys think about this issue and Kim Eana's response? 


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elenashinee 21 days ago

Netizens really need to stop with their shit arguments. I'm so disappointed. They want every little thing to be perfect when nowhere in the world is anything perfect AND they did not make the song, so why would it be to their liking? No they didn't create it so it's not going to be perfect unless it's their cup of tea. I need them to stop fucking with my kings, I've never seen SHINee do anything wrong and these netizens try to come up with anything to make it look like they've done something wrong. How the in what hell is "cherish her more than a flower" sexist. Cherish means "hold (something) dearly" so???? How is that sexist???

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BlingerJ95 22 days ago

For the people wondering on what is sexist, I think it is because it (slightly) suggest that women need to be taken care off (by their partner).

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hiroonakamura 22 days ago

what a  bunch of idiots

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