K-pop and Korean entertainment from Korean fans' perspective

IU's problematic lyrics of Zeze + lolicon concept?

Lyrics of Zeze:

It’s amusing
Look at the tail of your lips rising
I can tell by your laugh
You’re definitely mischievous

Ah ah your name is really pretty
I want to keep calling it
The things I cannot say
Those bad thoughts are lovely

With your small fingers
You touch the sounds
With that ticklish voice
You sing those colors and landscapes yeah

Zeze hurry and come up the tree
Put your lips on the leaves
Don’t joke around
You can’t hurt the trees, you can’t
Zeze hurry and come up the tree
Take the youngest leaf here
Take away the one of a kind flower

Climb up me
Climb up me

Like a flower bloomed
Look at the two cheeks turned rosy
You’re really innocent
But you’re definitely cunning

You seem transparent like a little child
Something about you is dirty
There’s no way to find out
What it is living inside you

Right now, above your head
There may be a floating sun
But I vaguely see
Dark clouds filled inside you

Zeze hurry and come up the tree
Put your lips on the leaves
Don’t joke around
You can’t hurt the trees, you can’t
Zeze hurry and come up the tree
Take the youngest leaf here
Take away the one of a kind flower

Climb up me
Climb up me

I want to touch you one more time
I wait for you here everyday
Come and take everything
I want to call for you

I wait for you here everyday
You sneak away
But you’ll come to see me again tomorrow night

Zeze hurry and come up the tree
Put your lips on the leaves
Don’t joke around
You can’t hurt the trees, you can’t
Zeze hurry and come up the tree
Take the youngest leaf here
Take away the one of a kind flower

Climb up me
Climb up me


IU's interview: "Zeze in 'My Sweet Orange Tree' is a character of hypocrisy. At some points, he's described as "angelic kid, kid with a shining mind" but at other points, he's described as "I've never seen someone as evil as you. You're hopeless." He's innocent but also cruel. He makes people dislike him because he's too playful. The story makes sense because Zeze is young. Zeze as a character is full of hypocrisy, that's why I found it charming and sexy. I got caught between the kid's two sides but I kept cheering for him and loved him until the end of the book. I thought he was amazingly charming. The lyrics are about me talking to Zeze from Minginui's point of view. I considered a lot to write the lyrics. I wrote the song with a lot of possibilities of interpretations."

However, if you read the book, you cannot say that Zeze, an abused child, is cunning or sexy.

-

An amateur photographer also pointed out IU's lolicon concept:


The books behind her are "Leon, Delicate, Discipline"
Leon is a famous film with a lolicon concept. Delicate is used to describe a "weak girl who is easy to be tricked sexually" in lolicon context. Discipline means an adult man disciplining a girl sexually. The three words are infamous clichés of lolicon.



White dress and messy hair

The photographer says these two pictures are clearly lolicon concept

-

She sings, "I'm going to be a moist woman" and pours milk on a doll in the music video. In the film 'Leon', Mathilda tells Leon, "you need to feed me with water if you want me to grow." In this context, 'water' translates into 'cum'. "Raising a girl with water" is an infamous lolicon cliché meaning "giving cum".

=

Pann: IU definitely has to give a feedback to this

1. [+380, -56] Woah fuck, I'm getting goosebumps... Wow... so dirty... She's a bubble for sure ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Innocent, my fucking ass~ It wasn't too long ago when she sang songs written by other composers and shook her butt. I knew something was wrong when she suddenly started to act like an artist. Bullshit. I hope many people would read this post.

2. [+374, -20] Wow, it's my first time of seeing Zeze lyrics. Who the hell wrote them? The kid was abused extremely cruelly by his dad and the lack of affection made him rebel. She sees this as charming and sexy??

3. [+354, -18] It's not blowing up because it's IU. If it was an other artist, they would've became another Yewon.

4. [+174, -7] I've always sensed that she's sexual. I think she likes lolicon concept.

5. [+141, -10] I also heard about plagiarism accusations of Leon. I'm not sure if it's just me but it sounds really the same... You can sing the song with the background music. Labelle - Open Up Your Heart.

6. [+131, -5] "I'm going to be a moist woman" ㅋㅋㅋ What's wrong with her? Just do an obvious sexy concept like Hyuna and shoot a nude pictorial. Lolicon concept is disgusting.

7. [+128, -3] Did you guys know that Zeze is also accused of plagiarism? ㅋㅋㅋ Fuck

8. [+115, -0] Minginui is a tree who is Zeze's friend and knows Zeze's mind. How can the lyrics be from Minginui's perspective? And Zeze is only five, it's a bit wrong to call him sexy.

9. [+99, -1] This is from IU's album cover. This kid seems to be Zeze and he's wearing fish stockings and is posing like a pinup girl ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Obvious shotacon, isn't it? I don't understand what she intended when she wrote the lyrics. What she says is a complete misinterpretation ㅋㅋ Did she even read the book?



10. [+93, -3] Her idea on sexualization has a lot of problems. A normal 23-year-old woman can't have this kind of thinking.

11. [+86, -2] I wonder how she'll get away with it this time

12. [+84, -1] IU said in an interview that Zeze was her favorite track and that she expected it to be #2... IU wrote the song.

13. [+83, -1] I saw this and um...


(IU's album photo is similar to a scene in a lolicon film)


14. [+72, -1] Am I the only one who finds Zeze lyrics erotic? "Take the youngest leaf here" sounds like a lolicon line and a flower is commonly used to symbolize purity...

Back To Top