I've been watching these award shows lately, from Melon, AAA and MAMA's. What I notice is all the idols sitting close to each other, but stays silent and barely look at each other. Only LOCO in Melon breaks the ice and talks to Hwasa from Mamamoo, and I find it interesting. I know he's not an idol, but a rapper so it might be easy for him. He talks to the opposite sex, handshake her like what I'm used to here in Europe when male and female meets. And then we had Momoland dancing in front of Jungkook, he was shy and didn't look at them once. Is there a unofficial rule that idols can't speak and look at opposite sex than just bowing? For most people surely, this is about respect and I agree. But it's bothering me why some of my favourites in the SAME company can't interact. Yes, I get about the shipping rumours, but shouldn't they just don't be bother by that and talk? 2nd generations groups interacted all the time and that was just 8 years ago! Why are things going backward? Like KPOP companies and some fans wants to implement a gender segegration like Sharia Law. I mean, how will KPOP groups handle this if they want to expand in the West, were interaction and intermingle between sex are very normal? I've seen BTS hugging and having arms carefully around Taylor Swift and Tyra Banks, so they are perhaps adapting to it, which is good imo. I'm not shading KPOP, but I wonder if this mentality or rule is hurting the idols as human beings by denying them the basic functions of being human.