Reasons Why Kpop Sucks

Watch a bunch of Kpop fans descend on this list like a swarm of locusts.

The Top Ten

1 It's all commercialized

Management groups for the "artists" and every song is created in a company board room.

But those same rock bands do not have other people writing songs for them. Also, I didn't know there was one singular management group for everyone.

At least their making money what are you doing you are wasting your tine hating

At least I'm not hating you for the music you like. I'm hating you because you keep attacking me

- No Kpop is artist generated. The music is created by retards in suits who sniff glue.
- No talent? No problem! We will replace it with fake plastic surgery, autotune, painfully catchy songs, slavery and much more!
- It is made to sell, not to express. Find one Kpop song that is emotional, etheral, meaningful, or all of them.
- The songs are made to be painfully catchy as the bosses are child-molesting money whores.
- "it's all commercialized" is a very good arguement - MChkflaguard_Yt

2 Extreme use of auto tune

Only reason I'd agree on this list. Music is good, but autotune ruins it. Why does it exist? - Userguy44

You can know it. The singing is extremely stagato. - MChkflaguard_Yt


I haven’t heard K-pop singers use their real voice in songs because they sound like robots. BoA can sing without autotune though and had some songs with her real voice.

3 Stupid lyrics

Some Kpop lyrics are enough to make you lose 99.9% of all cognitive thinking.

Despite not liking kpop that much, many lyrics for rock and metal are extremely stupid as well - kempokid

There ARE Kpop songs out there with meaningful lyrics.

At least they are memorable

But Insane Clown Posse writes awful yet memorable songs so how is that an argument.

Uh... the lyrics are just stupid, nerby everything is about love and the few songs that actually has great message are just really uncreative.

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4 It's anti-art

The process of making K-pop

1. The company employees dream up random songs that have no originality. The artists themselves have no part in making songs.
2. Insert terrible grammar in English.
3. Force the artists to dance, not to sing. (Don't forget to change the artists looks completely using plastic surgery and make up! )
4. Put the music behind N layers of autotune.
5. Put the crappiest cover with the artists alien looks inside.
6. Profit! (For the boss of the record label only.) - MChkflaguard_Yt

No creativity or originality is needed to become a Kpop singer.

I love how salty some of the overreactions to this list were. - CaptainMowzker

To be honest, most k-pop is just simply this, with the exception of a few artists songs:
•A company writes a song for them and teaches them(artists) the choreography
•Make sure to sing with autotune, no real singing allowed
•They make a painfully colorful music video with fancy choreography
•Cash in money

5 Horrible fans

Kpop fans are so immature.

Go on a K-pop related video and say "All K-pop sucks" The reactions will be priceless - 445956

Because it's a kpop video and you should expect hardcore fans their, if I comment to a metal/rock video all rock music suck then the reaction is also priceless - GalaxyCookies

Majority of the KPOP Fans are very immatured.. Like, they sometime do things that can annoy normal people or people from another fandom. They think that its absolutely normal, unbeknownst to them how annoying they really are.

Stupid Behaviors. They will try destroy, argue, start a debate, tease, judge, etc. anyone who dares to degrade their fandom.. ;-;

I popped a "your mom" joke on a K-pop video and the fanrage is hilarious and cringy at the same time, no it is just cringy, because the fandom is extremely carcinogenic. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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6 No talent from the performers

They can't even sing. I have enough confidence to make this statement: I can sing better - MChkflaguard_Yt

I really hate kpop! They got no talents - Crystalsnow


What I can say is that they can definitely dance, at least for most of them. But they can’t sing though.

7 If you hate it, you are automatically racist according to Kpop fans

Disliking a music genre does not make someone racist. - CaptainMowzker

People think that they don't sing good, it is true that they use auto tone. But even without the auto tone, their voice is beautiful because of how long they trained to be a kpop idol. People that hate kpop doesn't make them racist but when they say that they look the same, their eyes are closed, they are sooo pale make the fans offended. It does sound racist when you say that you hate kpop and describe their looks.

Kpop is part of pop culture, not Korean culture. Hating it does not make you racist. Try again fans. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Hating on a genre isn't racist! - Userguy44

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8 K-pop artists cannot sing

They are singing in a GROUP and still they rely on Autotune to sing normally! - MChkflaguard_Yt

True, except BoA can sing pretty good, but that’s an exception. Most k-pop singers, male or female, can’t sing without so much auto tune.

9 Some idols are only liked for being attractive

True, even if they got plastic surgery

Very true - Crystalsnow

"Ooh that girl from twice isso cute and sexi I want to date her! 1111" - A normal K-pop fan - MChkflaguard_Yt

10 Stupid music videos

Why does Kpop music video ALWAYS contain a group of girls dancing in front of a green screen? Every music video looks the same, which is absolutely anti-art. I demand VARIETY, thanks. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Personally, I am not a fan of Kpop. But hating on it is a waste of time and it doesn't do anything. If someone loves kpop let them! It is ok to like kpop just like it is ok to like any other genre. I will admit it gets annoying when every topic is about one thing. Not all fans are the same. Its not all black and white as it seems. I think the music videos can be happy and colourful.

But not all stupid ass K-pop music videos. Some are stupidass, some aren't stupid - waraypiso

I got to strongly agree with this one. Almost every K-pop video has to have a colorful background and a group of people dancing. Why can’t there be something different? It gets boring to watch, I feel like I am watching the same thing. Can’t they be more original with their videos?

The Contenders

11 Terrible rapping

To be honest, some of the rapping in K-pop is actually better than most modern trap music in America today. But some k-pop singers can’t rap at all.

12 Stupid group names

Girls generation what.

It is the name of the Bangkok commute - MChkflaguard_Yt

And you don't say any word on a band names like green day, blink 182, metallica, cannibal corpse, fall out boy and some other rock/metal bands that have stange and not making any sense band names, oh yeah this website is unfair - GalaxyCookies

Read the title of the list. Then realize that I'm talking about Kpop and not rock. This is not a comparison list between Kpop and rock/metal nor does this list seem "fair" because it's my opinion. If TheTopTens seems unfair to you, good luck on other parts of the internet.

I miss when BTS meant Behind the Scenes - 445956

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13 Groups, especially boy bands, are getting more and more generic

Boy bands have guys that always sing about girls and dress like girls and the girl bands try so hard to be cute. It’s getting generic.

See a little more variety in Girl groups, but not by much. Boys try way too hard to look sexy and badass to the point where I cringe. Girl group are usually either cute, badass or sexy (or maybe a mixture of the three), no one try’s anything different.

14 English lyrics that make no sense

Yeah I know right! And some lyrics are like extremely dirty (my friend once forced me to listen)

15 It takes away popularity from better music in South Korea.

It takes away popularity from artists that actually write their own songs and don't have management groups or excessive autotune to create a song.

All of the underrated bands are disbanded by the record label

The great artists have to MIGRATE to show their talents! (Example: Dabin) - MChkflaguard_Yt

16 Dumb fan base names

And you don't talk crap about Bronies and Mixers? And why do fanbase names matter so much - GalaxyCookies

This list is about Kpop, not about Bronies or Mixers. Read the title next time. Also, it's just my stupid opinion about the fanbase names.

Sones is one of the worst fan base name I have ever heard

Blackjacks, sonnes. God humanity is a joke sometimes.

17 Kpop are for Peasants

Wait so electronic music is for rich people? I am just a middlr class - MChkflaguard_Yt

18 It’s the same thing as American pop, just in a different language
19 It’s not from North Korea

How is this a good reason?

I hate South Korea, North Korea is the oblygt real korea. Amen.

20 f(x) and Red Velvet are the only good girl groups
21 SHINee is the only good boy band

Not really I'd rather listen to The Backstreet Boys than SHINee and the Backstreet Boys are one of the most cheesiest boybands in existence. - CaptainMowzker

The only good K-pop boy band in my opinion is B.A.P, since it’s the only band that doesn’t have overly feminine guys and actually makes cool and badass songs with real meanings and badass rapping.

22 Creates stereotypes

It makes other Asians hate themselves

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Top Remixes

1. It's all commercialized
2. Groups, especially boy bands, are getting more and more generic
3. It's anti-art
1. Extreme use of auto tune
2. It's all commercialized
3. Stupid lyrics


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