From Psy’s Gangnam Style to MIC Drop by BTS, Korean Pop or K-Pop songs have always been popular among audiences across the world. Be it for its unique music and rhythm or lyrics and picturisation. But a new K-Pop girl band, Loona, stylized as LOOΠΔ, has been receiving rave reviews for choosing a topic that has often been evaded in the K-pop industry – LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). LOOΠΔ,’s new music video, titled ‘Heart Attack’, celebrates the LGBTQ love and has won the hearts of netizens since its release last week. The video shows the group’s newest member, Chuu, pining for her fellow bandmate Yves’ affection.
Within a week, the video has racked up more than 500,000 views. While the video doesn’t directly mention that the pair is together in a romantic relationship or that either of them identifies as LGBTQ, fans have understood the intended message, state news reports. The fans have observed the chemistry between the two as evidence of their love in the music video. Some scenes in the video show Chuu trying to get her bandmate’s attention, and towards the end of the video, the closeness between the two seems to hint at a relationship. The YouTube description of the video states that the single is about Chuu’s “desire to be loved by Yves.”
Watch the video here:
Here is how the fans responded to the video:
Praised was showered:
2018 brings hope:
Reportedly, South Korea has taken several positive steps towards recognising the LGBTQ community. The country has accepted the gay community with a large number of people showing up for Seoul’s annual pride festival. Yet, same-sex marriages are yet t be legalised. Also, last year, the military had launched a “witch hunt” to prosecute gay soldiers after a video of two male soldiers having sex emerged. With this video, fans hope that the country takes more progressive steps for the LGBTQ community.