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length height of SNSD’s shorties is currently a hot topic amongst netizens.
On October 3rd, SNSD performed live at the ‘2011 Hallyu Dream Concert,’ putting on a very powerful and glamorous performance, which was met with tremendous praise from fans. The nine members walked the red carpet and performed onstage in crisp white maritime outfits, a revival of 2009’s Genie concept, heightening attention from the public.
As soon as photos of the performance were posted online however, the shortness of some members, known as the ‘danshins,’ instantly became a hot, controversial topic.
Netizens commented, “Aren’t they too short? There’s a certain height that is appropriate,” “They’re almost like children… that’s embarrassing,” “I can almost not see them at all!” expressing negative emotions.
At the same time, there were other comments such as, “Not everyone can grow that tall… they look attractive to me,” “They’re average height,” “I personally like them a lot,” and “I’m so jealous of SNSD members’ genetically long legs.”
My question is why voice criticism now? It’s been four years since SNSD debuted and there has never been any direct criticism levelled at their heights. They have been this short since Genie and Oh! promotions. Perhaps this controversy was incited by netizens’ frustration with the postponement of SNSD’s 3rd album.
If there’s anyone to blame, it’s the stylists for the ill-fitting outfits that make some of the girls look so short. And to that I say: hike up their shorts even more! It makes sense, right? Get the proportions just right – that is, shorter shorts will create the illusion of longer legs – and this controversy will be nipped in the bud. Otherwise heel implants are always another option…
*This is a fictional/satirical post.*
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Luls. The danshins will never get a break. In all seriousness, the way I see it, the problem is that the jangshins, particularly Yuri, were wearing danshin-sized shorts. Apart from that, it’s just silly that this has become a controversial issue now, or an issue at all for that matter.
RageX (@RageX009) said:
LOL, when I saw the title I was like, did this site turn into AKP and reporting gutter news? Then I realized it was a satirical post. Nice one!
haha xD who would have guessed that this became controversial issue. 😀
why on earth people would act that way. huh?! short or not they are still professional singers! 😉
I love their uniforms! Its a classy look compared to other uniforms ❤ I, personally, do not think their shorts are too short. Its very stylish not suggestive. Those shorts are not booty shorts people. Plus, I've seen other K-pop groups that have worn even shorter shorts or skirts with shorts under them. This is definitely ridiculous. 😦
This is too short imo http://i.imgur.com/mctud.jpg
Ugh. I hate it when people say they are sluts because of what they wear.
People in my grade wear that all the time ! Not surprising.
And plus, it’s their stylists that chooses what they wear =.=
And, they aren’t too short. They’re just right~!
yup their just right length, and not all girl groups can pull this short shorts,
and for me there is something about the girls that when they wear short clothes, they dont look cheap at all, not like other girl groups, i wont name cuz that would be bashing, but other girl group wear this and they would look like pornography or something, while snsd looks GRACEFUL, ELEGANT & EXPENSIVE.
when the height of SNSD members is actually considered a controversial issue, you know how big a phenomenon they had become. Maybe people will start demanding taeyeon to grow taller, instead of asking SM to tell us when will the 3rd album be released.
according to hanteo, the boys will be out on oct 17
I like the satire of this post. I guess Allkpop was itching to put anything SNSD-related on their website because they knew that we would all click on it.
I know girls are on average shorter than guys, and k-pop guys tend to be taller because they are selected that way. But it is fun to see how *all* of the SNSD girls look so short when standing next to other groups at the end of music programs. Just check out the Girls sandwiched in between CNBlue and 2AM in the first few minutes of this clip.
RageX (@RageX009) said:
Kind of a bad example there, since CNBlue and 2AM are both “abnormally tall” groups. Your typical boy bands aren’t as tall as these two groups.
You are correct again, Rage. A quick Google search yields the fact that CNBlue and 2AM are numbers 2 and 4, respectively, on the list of the tallest average height of boy groups (TVXQ was first, but I’m not sure if they meant TV5Q or present-day TVXQ). As tall as Yonghwa is, his bandmates are even taller, and I do remember a scene where Yonghwa couldn’t reach for something but his CNBlue member could, causing Yonghwa to be embarrassed in front of Seohyun.
I can’t easily relate to metric height measurements because we have that nonsensical feet and inches thing here in the U.S, so I always look at comparative height when the Girls are standing next to someone else (which they don’t often do). When that tower Ock Joohyun was on Win Win, she said the first thing she noticed about the Girls was how much shorter they were than she imagined, as seen in the first 20 seconds of this clip:
They might be short by their height but they’re reach the higest notes with their voice, isn’t that fair?
i think its ok….
if the agency want to make it more shorter, i wouldn’t agree anymore…
Why is this issue pop out now? weird….
SNSD, fighting ^^
More like.. not short enough..
Nice one Cat! haha i LOLed so hard when I initially saw the “news”
“hike up their shorts even more” epic win (Y)
I see a few of them have been skipping their daily leg lengthening exercises ;D
Eli Austin (@Eli_Austin) said:
WTF does height have to do with ANYTHING!!!!
Who cares how tall they are!!! They’re all beautiful the way they are!
There shouldn’t be negative comments arising purely based on their height. Like seriously…. WTF? 😡
t if it goes shorters than this then i would have a problem. Its not like there exposing anything else, just legs.. I mean if you get great legs why not show it off? just like how guys work on their 6packs and biceps to show em off at the beach.. Anyways, why people get mad over something so stupid when there are groups and artists with way more revealing outfits
Gary Kirkpatrick (@gkirk1976) said:
Non-issue. They wear them with style, confidence and without a shred of sleaze, especially SY. Let’s just be patient for the next album’s release and not waste time on these non-issues.
good job guys ……^_^
are those netizens that commented stupid or what?
it has been 4 years that snsd debuted n everyone knows who are the tall ones n short ones. and this is not the 1st time sooyoung stand beside taeyeon.
i have no idea what is the issue here. perhaps it’s because allkpop news will put up anything regarding snsd so they get more views.
btw, danshins are 23 this yrs (sunny,hyo,tae). they cant really grow tall anymore..
i agree with jenny..It does not matter tall or short,they still in our heart…love taengoo so much!!!
Yes, me too…..Snsd is tall or short….but who’s care?….i don’t care….because Sones love SNSD.. just the way you are…..~.·….
hahaha…normal people doesn’t care bout a silly think like that 🙂
dansyin is lovely…
allkpoop is jjang…;p
It’s interesting that they are perceived as being so short when, in actuality, they only look that way by comparison to the taller girls. Some of them are below average height, but only by a couple inches. I’m not sure I’ve encountered any (female) children even over 5′ at all…
Its short if u see their butt cheeks!! Now u know that is short!! Like those are pretty short but not that short!! If I had legs like them I would wear shorts all the time!! Show ur legs off and its part of theri outfits!!
michael sterntestedt said:
this summer i saw TONS of young women both in sweden and china that had shorts of this length. it isnt a such a big deal actually. my wife which is from china has sold shorts like that for years in china.
and yes i prefer short women
i am totally sunnified 😆
why should you blame Yuri? or their stylist? the girls are pretty and talented whatever their height is. :))))))))))))
I see fact that yuri, hyoyeon, and tifanny wear too short shorties if you compare with other members..
I think it’s new clothes and SM want to expose sexy side the member too much..
Omg..I think if they don’t wear sexy clothes, I still like them because of their voice and talent..
Ftw,,i love them just the way the are!!
naaaaahhh…. height doesn’t matter ok…
they all look hot… and beautiful
these 9 ladies is good in singing and dancing that’s why they are so popular now…
and let’s focus on that…
looking forward for ur 3rd album…
i almost forgot…
love tae-tae so so so soooo much….
Well shorts are suppose to be short that is why it is called shorts. But their shorts are at a good height but any shorter than that would be bad. SOOYOUNG IS BACK ^.^
SNSD -> DEFINITON OF HOT
it is short but it looks very hot sexy
who runs the world?! SHORTIES!!
I’M ASIAN AND I’M MAAADDDD…!!!
People in Asia are short! Much shorter than you guys in Europe/America!
So please, it’s our genes! We can do nothing about it!
Abbat Bunyarit Leemahamad said:
Size doesn’t matter aslong as you got the shapes… Same rule apply to both men and women..
L e e K i K w a n g (@WhoreKiKwang) said:
Who wears short shorts? SNSD wears short shorts!
Don’t you find it too old to discuss? C’mon, that topic is suitable if came out in ‘into the new world’ era
hot..so what, if they’re too short? that doesn’t make them sluts. those antis are just trying to find something to talk about. they’re just jealous, cause they wish they had their beautiful legs
I think some people don’t get it. The article is not about the short, but the height of our girls.
Short or taller I don’t mind as long as they have good personalities and abilities
Rotheany (@Rotheany) said:
Just thinking out Loud..Aren’t the netizens calling themselves short too since Asian ppl in general are short? I don’t see why they would make big fuzz over height when reality the girls are stunning and beauty.
Rotheany (@Rotheany) said:
Sorry, I meant beautiful.
This satire makes meh laff. Ahehehehehe.
Though clearly they all have individual charms that make me like them. By “like,” I mean follow them best I can like a good little fanboy.
They’re short….. SO WHAT?
The original post at allkpop is about their shorts.. They said that it getting short.. It’s not about their height..
short but terrible in ratings and etc….
but why really now??
X.X please change the site template back.. the white and black OS theme hurts my eyess
admittedly, I haven’t fully read this post until now.
great article cat, i really enjoyed this!
Aparna Usha said:
It’s just one of those ways how girls wanna show off that they are taller than their idols.