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Posted by Susan-Han Saturday, April 9, 2022

The trending new 'girl peace' sign popularized by these two 4th-gen girl group members

AKP STAFF

Move over finger hearts, because there's a trending new hand sign in town!

A particular type of peace-sign known as the "girl peace" sign, or "gya-ru" peace sign as many K-netizens are calling it, is becoming the latest trend in the K-Pop scene. 

In fact, the "girl peace" sign technically isn't a new trend at all. It's a trend that's been around for a while in Japan, and is a popular hand sign held up by female students when they go visit the photo booth with their friends. (In the term "gya-ru" peace, "gya-ru" can be interpreted as a very Japanese pronunciation of the English word "girl".)

Well, the "girl peace" sign has especially become the new thing for K-Pop idols and their fans this year, and many K-netizens believe that these two 4th-generation girl group members were actually greatly responsible for popularizing it!

IVE's Rei...

... and Billlie's Tsuki!

Both being Japanese-born K-Pop group members, IVE's Rei and Billlie's Tsuki probably naturally held up the "girl peace" sign when asked to pose for a photo. 

Well, now the trend has caught on with the K-Pop scene as a whole!

Obviously, we can't forget that these two always knew how to pull it off long before the trend started /wink wink/

Anyways, netizens are reacting to the trend with comments like, "Wow, even though it's not even a hard pose at all, the Japanese idols just look way more like they're doing it right than the Korean ones kekekekeke", "Giselle and Hikaru kekekekeke, they look like they probably grew up doing the pose all the time", "Rei does it the best TT", "I tried it at home and wow I do not look cool like them kekekekekeke", "Why do I feel like some of them are trying to poke me in the eyes kekekekekeke", and more. 

  1. Giselle
  2. Billlie
  3. CRAVITY
  4. Sunoo
  5. Taeyeon
  6. Rei
  7. Liz
  8. Kep1er
  9. NCT Dream
  10. Sullyoon
  11. Joy
  12. Rocket Punch
  13. Seeun
  14. TEMPEST
  15. TREASURE
  16. Momo
  17. Sana
  18. Weeekly
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vinsm0kes4nji
vinsm0kes4nji69 pts Saturday, April 9, 2022 0
Saturday, April 9, 2022

So the pose that Twice’s J-line have been doing for years had a name! Funny to see it trending now lol

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EverydayJiayou
EverydayJiayou3,347 pts Saturday, April 9, 2022 0
Saturday, April 9, 2022

I saw some boy group members doing it and thought it was so bizarre. I was like "what gang sign is this?" 😂 The reason why the peace sign looks the way it does is because it took over the original sign, which was "V for Victory" during war time, and the hippies who were anti-war turned it into "peace" instead. But turning it upside down...do we want upside down peace during a time like this? What does that even mean? I have so many questions LOL.

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