While many celebrities have received flak and created heated debates over their personal photos and outfits, this list focused on pictorials that incited netizens' disapproval. Check out the list below and get ready for some jaw-droppers.
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Sulli & Hara
The photo causing all the buzz! While it may seem cute and innocent to some, this photo is giving the wrong idea and leaving a bad impression - even the company 'Johnson & Johnson' themselves complained. The photo, according to netizens, gives off a rather racy, underage vibe with the girls seemingly naked under one big shirt. The netizens mostly complained that this seemed too sensual and seemed to promote 'lolita' fantasies.
Park Bo Gum
If Sulli and Hara seemed to be giving off an inappropriate 'lolita' vibe, then netizens complained that Park Bo Gum's photo shoot gave off a 'shotaro' vibe. The 'Shotaro Complex' is just like the 'Lolita Complex' except with boys. His photo shoot is being accused of encouraging the complex as, in it, Park Bo Gum allegedly looks like a little boy when he's not.
Kim Byung Ok
Both sexual and disturbing, Kim Byung Ok's cover photo appeared on the cover of 'Maxim' in 2011. Netizens were simply outraged as it portrayed the abuse, kidnapping, and assault of a woman as you can see her legs tied and dangling out of his car's trunk. They believed this looked misogynistic and seemed to advocate hurting women.
Dohee is another idol to try the 'lolita' concept and receive some flak for it. While she may seem cute, it could seem suggestive and was noted for having a larger 'lolita' influence due to her petit body and youthful face. Her poses and revealing outfits also seemed too sexual.
IU was another celebrity accused of pandering to the 'lolita'-infatuated audiences. Her album 'CHAT-SHIRE' featured some suggestive photos with this one being the most spoken about due to the books in the background with titles such as 'Delicate' and 'Discipline.' They noted that she also looked to be naked under the covers.
Stellar had met with many controversies regarding photos (such as their G-string photos), but this one takes the cake. The 'lolita' concept wasn't so peachy (get it) with the netizens as the girls are revealing more skin and are seen posing in rather odd, sexual ways.
Appearing to be both demeaning to a woman's character and overly sexualized, BESTie's Haeryung came under fire after she released a series of photos with 'Arena Homme Plus' that showcased her in numerous sexual positions in sheer tights.
Trouble Maker Hyuna & Hyunseung
Another duo sending people into fits of rage were Trouble Maker's HyunA and Hyunseung. They released a series of photos for their comeback that showcased HyunA engaging in a variety of sexually explicit acts such as unbuttoning his pants or the one shown above. Trouble Makers indeed.
Not only were these girls getting enough hate from their teaser video and overall debut but they also saw some hate upon releasing their teaser images. The group 4L dug a deep pit as they used their bodies to gain attention. Even their agency stated the group was meant to show off their "raw sexiness" through their girl-on-girl concept.