Bang Shi Hyuk warns that K-Pop's growth is slowing

Article: Bang Shi Hyuk, "K-Pop's growth is slowing, this is the start of a crisis... won't be resolved even with BTS' return"

Source: Chosun via Naver

1. [+78, -5] Open up a composer/writer competition with a good prize. There's only so much advancement you can achieve with the same singing and dancing competitions all the time.

2. [+62, -8] He's right.. I've always wondered what's going to happen to K-Pop after BTS... Sorry to say but no group has risen to their level yet, and it feels like K-Pop has hit its peak already..

3. [+53, -12] I'm more worried about your health than the health of K-Pop!

4. [+28, -3] All the songs sound like the last song, that group looks like this group, there's nothing unique anymore... Maybe I'm just an old fart now but I can't tell anyone apart anymore.

5. [+22, -4] K-Pop's lack of foundation is showing. Genres like jazz, blues, and rock are the foundation of music, and yet all of that is missing from "Korean Pop".

6. [+7, -0] I do sense that Hallyu is slowing down, but that's how trends work, they all come and go. Nothing lasts forever, just like back when Hong Kong movies were all the rage.

7. [+8, -2] Idols of large groups needed to have ended with BTS' generation. Instead, we've had an influx of the same plastic faces coming out in hoards... how do you expect K-Pop to grow from that?

8. [+3, -1] I think the past 10 years of our culture and economy have been on the rise and we're now standing at its peak. Without BTS, there isn't really a group that defines K-Pop for us anymore, and we haven't had a movie make the rounds since 'Parasite' and 'Minari'... or 'Squid Game' in the drama industry. 

9. [+3, -1] It was all just a flash in the pan, and we got what we wanted out of it. K-Pop's over unless we come up with something new. There was no way that groups of kids who can't sing or have any other form of talent other than slinking around on stage was going to last for so long anyway. 

10. [+2, -0] He's right... BTS is a passing trend, and I don't think we should be expecting any explosive news to come from K-Pop for much longer.

11. [+2, -0] What lasts forever? Hallyu is a passing trend like anything else in the world. Look how bored we get of celebrities who don't change up their image every few months...