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Posted by Germaine-Jay Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Controversy brews over sexualization of male K-pop idols in fanfics

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Controversy is brewing over the sexualization of male K-pop idols in fan fiction.

Netizens have started a petition calling for the punishment of fan fiction under the category "real person slash" due to the sexualization of male K-pop idols, including idols who are minors. Some are questioning whether the fan fiction can be considered a form of digital sex crime, and the petition currently has over 161,906 signatures. "Real person slash" is described as a genre of fiction involving sexual acts between real people, while fan fiction is described as unofficial works of fiction written by fans involving real people or fictional characters. 

The petition states, "Real person slash is a culture of sex crime, which features real male idols and describes situations with perverted sexual intercourse and rape in unspeakably explicit manners. Countless male celebrities have been sexualized through this culture. Whether the victim is a woman or man or whether the victim has power or not, nobody should be subjected to sexual crime culture."

A similar petition involving "real person slash" and female K-pop idols has received over 20,100 signatures as of now.

What are your thoughts on the controversy?

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a4471 pts Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

ok but consider this: the companies themselves are sexualizing the idols in order to make them appeal to the public 🤡

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BabyLilith284 pts Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Yet nothing gets done for idols that do get sexually exploited within the industry inside their own companies. Pedophilia, rape, beatings, mistreatment, alienation and starvation in order to debut or keep status. Where's the petition for those???

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