In the dazzling world of K-Pop, the spotlight shines bright on rising stars, but it also casts a shadow that haters attempt to exploit. The most recent example of a K-Pop idol gracefully shutting down negativity is Purple Kiss' Swan, a fourth-generation female idol making waves with her extraordinary talent and undeniable charm.
Despite being the youngest member of Purple Kiss, Swan has made a significant impact on the industry. She showcased her prowess by penning the group's debut song, "Ponzona," and subsequently embarked on a successful solo career.
However, what recently propelled Swan into the limelight wasn't just her talent; it was her unapologetic response to a hate comment during a live broadcast on Weverse. On October 16, Swan connected with her fans, and it wasn't long before they began showering her with compliments on her visuals and charm.
But, like many artists, Swan wasn't shielded from the hurtful words of a detractor. In the live chat, she encountered a comment that read, "You are so ugly." Rather than ignoring it, Swan addressed it head-on with a quick-witted retort, replying, "You too, maybe you're the more [ugly]."
What's particularly striking about Swan's response is her unwavering resolve. She didn't stop at a simple clapback; she emphasized the importance of respect by saying, "Don't say the bad word to me." Swan took it a step further, underscoring her dedication to her fans by stating, "I want to talk with plorys (Purple Kiss' fans) only, not you."
This interaction, posted on TikTok, quickly garnered over 400,000 views, and the comments section was flooded with praise for Swan. Netizens, whether they were familiar with Swan or not, lauded her for her candid and sassy response. Many expressed a newfound desire to support and stan the young idol, commending her for handling the situation with grace and firmness.
In an industry where addressing hate comments can be a challenging task, Swan's confident response stands as a testament to her resilience and strength. Despite her youth and being the youngest among RBW's debuted idols, Swan demonstrated that respect and dignity should be unwavering principles, even in the face of adversity. The K-pop industry needs more role models like Swan, idols who aren't afraid to stand up against negativity and set an example for the future generation of artists and fans.