K-pop, Korean entertainment, Korean fans/netizens

Pale skin as a beauty standard

Pann: Do you have to have pale skin to be considered pretty?

1. [+152, -3] When someone says you have good skin, it means you're pale but it also means you don't have any skin problems or freckles. Honestly, it's true that you look much prettier if you have pale skin.

2. [+122, -13] Seolhyun and Tzuyu are dark and pretty. You can be pretty if you have pretty facial features regardless of the skin color.

3. [+108, -5] The comments are talking about the Western standards but Western people have different facial features, face shapes and bodies from us ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Even in our country, we have pretty celebrities that are tanned or dark like Lee Hyori, Hyorin and Jessie. They all have good bodies. Also, the dark skin has to be prettily tanned. If the tanned parts are uneven, the skin just looks dirty overall and it doesn't look pretty.

4. [+74, -74] I live in the US and people here prefer dark skin over pale skin. They actually tan their pale skin... Don't people usually care about facial features more than the skin color? Korea seems to really like pale skin. International fans don't like it when celebrity photos are whitewashed. It's about personal preferences, right? To me, I find dark skin more natural-looking and healthy. But it doesn't hurt to tone-up with makeup if you look a bit lifeless!

5. [+61, -3] Pale skin looks prettier. Taeyeon, Suzy, IU, and Sulli all have pale skin. Seolhyun and Tzuyu are very rare cases... In the US, they prefer tanned skin but this is Korea. Korea likes pale skin.

6. [+58, -2] The reason why Americans prefer tanned skin is because it's a symbol of wealth. Tanned skin means you had a vacation at a sunny place. In Korea, having pale skin meant she was a woman of a high class that didn't have to work outside, and this stereotype is still continued today. At the end, both standards are related to wealth.

7. [+55, -2] Unless you're extremely pretty, you look prettier with pale skin. Or you have to have great skin. There's a difference between tanned celebrities and just having dark skin ㅋㅋㅋㅋ When celebrities get tanned, they tan in a pretty way.

8. [+43, -8] What ㅋㅋ Most Korean men like pale skin. And why are you talking about the US? Go leave in the US then.

9. [+43, -3] People keep mentioning Seolhyun and Tzuyu but their dark skin looks OK because they're just too pretty. If they were pale, they would've been more popular. Just imagine IU and Sulli with dark skin. They would've never became as popular. Pale skin is indeed a beauty standard.

10. [+39, -1] You do look pretty with pale skin

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