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IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

IVE and LE SSERAFIM’s outfits during their “Knowing Bros” appearance are sparking debate over sexualizing school uniforms for female celebrities on the show. Curious? Keep on reading for all the details.

IVE Appears on ‘Knowing Bros’

On August 27, the 347th episode of JTBC’s variety program “Knowing Bros” aired. For this episode, the six-member girl group IVE appeared as guests.

IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

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IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

The IVE members showed off their witty and funny side in this episode. However, what caught people’s attention was the length of their skirts. IVE has members who are still minors, and people believe the skirts were too short with this in mind.

The IVE members performed their song “After LIKE” on the show. While performing, they wore long training pants under their skirts to prevent unnecessary exposure. Many believed this proved that their skirts were too short.

IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

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IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion

Following their appearance, the controversy over female celebrities’ sexual commercialization of school uniforms when appearing on “Knowing Bros” was reignited.

In January, YouTuber Song Ji Ah (Free Zia) appeared in a short cropped blouse.

IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

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IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

Dancer Noze also wore a cropped shirt and a schoolgirl skirt for her appearance.

IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

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IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

In addition, LE SSERAFIM, who appeared on “Knowing Bros” in May, also wore short skirts and several members wore cropped shirts. However, their youngest member, Hong Eunchae, is only 15 years old. Because of that, people believed the outfit was too sexual for the idol.

IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

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IVE & LE SSERAFIM’s ‘Knowing Bros’ Outfits Spark Discussion—Here’s Why

Some believe the length of female celebrities’ skirts and shirts are too short, and that it sexualizes the schoolgirl concept. As schoolgirl are often minors, people believe that their uniforms should be more accurate and modest.

However, others believe that if the idols have no problem with the outfits, then there is no problem. Others are also under the impression that crop tops and short skirts are not inherently sexual, thus the length is not an issue.

Comments concerning the school girl outfits on the show read:

“People are getting upset over a simple crop top now.”

“It is inappropriate for idols to dance in these outfits.”

“Please be more sensible if it’s a school concept.”

“I think it’s pretty…”

“Everyone is uncomfortable by everything now.”

“If they themselves like it, there is no need for people to point it out like that.”

What do you think of the situation? Tell us in the comments below!

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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