Article: SECRET, the amount of exposure on their stage outfits has been toned down... but still nano hot pants + spread leg dance
Source: Newsen via Nate
The source throws me off a bit but I think their outfits are controversial enough (to netizens) that they're overlooking it to comment on how SECRET needs to tone it down more.
1. [+215, -59] If I didn't know what the article was about, I'd think that this was about a porno video judging from the screencaps alone. I loved SECRET during their Moonlight days.. so it upsets me that they're being forced to wear clothing like this to stand out as a Korean idol singer, since such is reality. And oh yeah, I won't be watching T-ara no matter how much they come on TV, so let's get rid of them.
2. [+167, -42] Nano ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ nano hot pants ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ What is that, new technology????? Nano shorts?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
3. [+135, -65] They did kind of tone down the skin exposure but it's still kind of funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
The other comments in the top 5 best replies etc basically talk about how it's too much and how they look like show girls. There's a lot of sl*t shaming going on and sexual comments being justified because the girls are "asking for it" being dressed like that.
Yeahhh, it's a mess. I'm definitely not defending these comments but to add on to what some readers have been saying about seeing issues from the views of Korean cultures, I think it's worth noting that viewers are more sensitive to issues like this because unlike i-fans, who can pick what performances and shows to watch online, Koreans are watching these shows on public broadcasts with their families at night (sometimes whether they like it or not if they don't have cable)... and this along with the fact that Korean culture is conservative in general, I hope you can kind of see that while some of these comments are not at all justified, it's at least seen as an issue by the general public.