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Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Netizens answer the question, "What is your opinion on your bias smoking?"

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The K-Pop music scene might be one of the more conservative industries globally as many artists are expected to keep a clean and proper image.

Idol group members are expected to be a good influence on their fans and refrain from showing negative images or actions such as smoking or drinking. In addition, K-Pop idols are prone to more criticism given the nature of the industry and the expectation from fans.

Over the years, there have been divided opinions about idols smoking. Recently, Korean netizens gathered to the popular online community Nate Pann to answer the question "What is your opinion on your bias smoking?

One netizen asked this question to fellow netizens and explained, what are your opinions given that the idols are adults. 

Netizens replied, "I don't care if they smoke but I mind if they're open about it and don't have any manners," "I don't care as long as they take care of their throats and health," "It's not illegal so I don't care, I don't care if they drink either," "I personally don't like anyone who smokes, it smells bad," "I think it's better if they don't smoke," "Smoking is such a turn off," "I really don't like anyone who smokes, it's bad for the health and it looks bad too, lol," and "If they're adults then they'll take care of themselves."

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IrisRose
IrisRose427 pts Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Smoking will eventually ruin their voice. That's what I worry about--along with overall health. Stamina, voice control, and the possibility of lung disease. Even looks. People who smoke all their life have more facial wrinkles at a younger age. People don't think about those things when they're young. So I care--not to judge them, but for their health and career. Yet--it's their choice. All that information is out there for them.

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rustymater
rustymater129 pts Wednesday, May 12, 2021 0
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

I personally don't care. But as a former smoker, my health and wallet are happier that I quit.

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