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TWICE's lyrics for 'Cheer Up' spark controversy and debate

By alim17   Friday, April 29, 2016   112,633   8,885   275



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Not everything is going well for TWICE with their "Cheer Up" promotions despite their perfect all-kill and many YouTube views.  Looks like netizens have a problem with the lyrics for alleged sexual discrimination.

An online community had a hot post stating that the lyrics "A woman shouldn't give her heart easily" was sexist.  The poster wrote, "The thought that 'a woman shouldn't give her heart easily' is a gender stereotype, isn't it?  I'm uncomfortable with making rules like 'a woman has to [do this or that].'"

This sparked intense debate on line with most netizens stating, "It is a shame that they missed a part that could open up misunderstanding," "It is true they should have been careful," and more.  

SEE ALSO: TWICE admit they're the thief who stole the hearts of ONCE in special video for their 2nd anniversary

On the other hand, a portion of netizens also argue, "I don't think it's a controversy," "Such insignificant stuff is a controversy," and more.  Yet another group of netizens wrote, "The lyrics that became a controversy is at the fault of the lyricist," "It is wrong to put the blame on TWICE for this controversy," and more.

One netizen stated that you can't just cut the lyrics and analyze a small portion, you had to link it to the other parts of the lyric, which say that you have to do push and pull.  What are your thoughts?

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raihan_syah Saturday, May 7, 2016

That person who start this does not put everything in context; that person did not see the whole chorus part. Ridiculous.

TzuyuIsBae Sunday, May 1, 2016

Whatever i don't even understand korean but it sounds good, poster can go suck it, picky little children, didn't you parents ever teach you to eat everything that is given to you and be grateful?

RGreene Sunday, May 1, 2016

but a women SHOULDN'T give her heart too easily. lol. a man shouldn't either. who heard that line and took it THAT seriously? it's like saying a man should keep his wife happy. it's simply life advice in a little saying. i bet those same people would hear that and be like "why? that's sexist. maybe the woman should make herself happy" lmao.

cococcchanel Sunday, May 1, 2016

I felt rather uncomfortable reading the lyrics while watching the M/V. However, I was not upset about it and will not be. This song has its particular message, other songs have theirs. Those who do not like it probably don't and shouldn't listen to it. Simple as that. Also, let's remember that music can be quite personal, and songs can tell a personal story that the writer/singer wants to share and wish some people can relate to. This can very much be the situation in TWICE's case

RobotoMon Saturday, April 30, 2016

TBH all kpop are like this. All song that has to do about loving a guy has similar meanings to this. I don't think that the lyricist were trying to sound sexist. Besides, I watch a cap ton of kdramas so I didn't see how offensI've this was.

fxisdaboss Saturday, April 30, 2016

Honestly most of the song did have lots of things that strictly followed gender roles. Like it wasn't just that lyric. I don't think we should get angry over it, I just think that we should recognize that many parts did seem quite sexist. With that being said, I don't think that we should get angry at twice. This is not at all their faults, it is fully the lyricists fault for this, and most people are already used to being told most of the things that this song talked about.

HyeriHyoyeonKai Saturday, April 30, 2016

What the heck is wrong with the lyrics? These lyrics define how I would be in a relationship... and no one should give their heart up so easily tbh...

mind_blown Saturday, April 30, 2016

I swear. To me it looks like they are trying to find any reason possible to hate this group. What have they ever done to you? Damn cut some slack already!

galaxyifan mind_blown Saturday, April 30, 2016

chill they're sharing info did they say ''Twice are so and so'' ? No, they're sharing infos that's it

mind_blown galaxyifan Saturday, April 30, 2016

Who do you think I was talking about when I said "they"? Cause it sounds like you might have misunderstood

galaxyifan mind_blown Saturday, April 30, 2016

oh you were talking about netz? if so sorry, because everyone in the comment section are jumping on akp saying they're Twice haters wtf, if it's not what you're saying then my bad

mind_blown galaxyifan Saturday, April 30, 2016

No worries. I was talking about they knetz ☺

exorcism Saturday, April 30, 2016

I thought I was the only one.. I kinda felt uncomfortable reading the lyrics as I watch the MV

LibbyStevenson (Banned) Saturday, April 30, 2016

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