Girls' Generation debated whether they were artists or idols.
The girls recently participated in a documentary on Japanese channel, MBS, where they talked about their Japanese activities and tour. During their interview, the girls were asked, "Is Girls' Generation an idol group or an artist?".
Jessica answered, "To be honest, it's an honor to be called an idol. The word 'idol' is like that. But recently, the meaning has changed a little bit. Now, if you're young, you're just labeled as an idol. Idols and artists are considered different."
Sooyoung stated, "It's hard to differentiate between idols and artists, but I want to be called an artist." Yuri added, "I don't think you can differentiate yourself as an idol or an artist. We're just following people's perceptions."
Source: Star News, Newsen