The definition of an “idol” is an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship; or a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered.
A k-pop idol is basically the same —though I’m not referring to them as gods— as they sometimes can be the object of fan worship, obsession, and the admiration of many. But to receive this level of devotion and love, they ardently strive to be perfect and this means a lot of things.
I found this post over at the blog of Tricia Bermudez which is an insightful post about the world of K-pop and what makes it special.
Head over to her blog to read the full post:
The sense of authenticity is rare in KPOP, where almost everything about these artists are packaged and well planned. More often than not, these artists have no hand in their artistry and branding […]