K-pop, Korean entertainment/culture, Korean fans/netizens [2014~]

Foreign idols' Korean pronunciation sound irritating?

Pann: I don't understand how foreign idols have bad pronunciation

(Pann criticizes their Korean pronunciation)

1. [+101, -6] If they're really terrible, they can get better by practice. But for some cases, their Korean can never sound perfect no matter how hard they practice. They have no choice other than being reborn as Korean. Chinese idols tend to be better with pronunciation. This is why I don't like how they debut foreigners. People say it's racist but it's not like I hate them as foreigners. They sound really irritating when I listen to the digital tracks.

2. [+67, -14] You can't help it because their mouth structures and phonetics are too different. I wouldn't mind it if they don't debut but you can't say you don't understand how they have bad pronunciation. It depends on their nationality but there's a limit to practice.

3. [+45, -7] If they can't speak Korean because their mouth structures are different, then why are they debuting in Korea? If they want to be idols in Korea, their Korean should be as good as Gyeolkyung at least.

4. [+45, -15] This is so on point ㅋㅋㅋㅋ We're just listeners, why do we have to consider their nationalities? "OK! This kid is Japanese so she might not be able to say the final consonant." "He has asthma so he might be short on breath." "His puberty went wrong so he might not be able to hit high notes." "Her entire family can't sing so she might not sing well, which I have to consider!"

5. [+25, -6] The four Twice members are really frustrating. Their parts aren't even long, shouldn't they at least get them right? Well, even the Korean members pronounce words really badly... They should practice with pens in their mouths. They're so unpleasant to listen to.

6. [+25, -7] Honestly, foreigners' pronunciation can't be helped. That's why I don't like foreign idols promoting in Korea... They sound irritating as a listener.

7. [+24, -0] What's with the people that demand us to sing in foreign languages ㅋㅋㅋ I'm not gonna be a singer in Japan or China, why should I prove myself? The foreign idols' job is singing in Korea and I'm a non-celebrity ㅋㅋ I'm not someone that you should compare, OK? If they want to sing in Korean, their pronunciation shouldn't sound irritating. Whether they try hard or not, the result is important. It's not like we'll be, "She practices everyday but her pronunciation isn't improving, so I shall be understanding!"

8. [+21, -16] Why don't you try to sing in Chinese, Japanese, or Thai and see if you sound like a native speaker?

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