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BTOB's Peniel and Minhyuk say they want to change this about the K-pop industry culture

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BTOB's Peniel and Minhyuk shared that they wanted to change the greeting culture in the K-pop industry. 

On September 9, one netizen created an online community post with the title, "BTOB wants to change the greeting culture at the music programs." In the post, the netizen included captured images of Minhyuk and Peniel's interview from Naver NOW's 'Late night idols.'

During the show, MONSTA X's Kihyun and I.M. - the two MCs for the show - asked Minhyuk and Peniel, "I think we're now used to having our juniors come to us to greet us. How do you guys feel?" 


In response, Peniel said, "I still can't get used to the greeting culture." Minhyuk then elaborated, saying, "We talked about this amongst ourselves and we don't know what to do when they come since the year gap is a lot. We really don't want anyone to come to our waiting room to greet us. I feel that a greeting should be something natural that we can brightly exchange with one another. We want to change that culture of juniors coming to rooms to greet."

Peniel continued to say, "It's hard to even go to the bathroom because we get greeted while standing in the hallway." Minhyuk continued to explain, "We know that everyone is working diligently so you don't need to go out of your way to come to greet us."

Then Peniel concluded by saying, "For the juniors who are watching us, you can even use informal language and say 'Hey Peniel, hi' and wave your hand." Minhyuk also said, "Yeah you can just call us Peniel and Dong Geun. We have an American mindset since we're from America," making everyone laugh.

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Dribble
Dribble373 pts 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

It can cause inconvenience to both the receiver and initiator. People disturbing you in your waiting room and people having to bother and bring their ass to greet you just for the sake of showing respect.

This is definitely not a good thing, other than that... people should be comfortable, if using formal speech is more comfortable then let them do it.

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EverydayJiayou
EverydayJiayou1,127 pts 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

That’s very true! A lot of idols from foreign countries may pick up on Korean things like greetings, but in the end, they were raised to think more openly and are perfectly fine with you speaking informally to them or not greeting them first due to age.

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