Turning Red, the newest Pixar picture, is getting a lot of attention, but not for the reasons the studio had hoped. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to grow up in the shadow of Mei Lee’s ability to transform into an enormous red panda when you get aroused, you’ll love this family-friendly movie! The cast features Sandra Oh, ‘Never Have I Ever’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, ‘To All the Boys’ Jordan Fisher, and Rosalie Chiang. With K-pop sweeping the globe, it’s no wonder we’ll see it in the film. It was revealed in the “Turning Red” teaser that Mei’s favorite boy band, 4’s Tae-young, was inspired by BTS member Jimin. Regarding their facial features, viewers saw a striking resemblance to one other.
BIGBANG and 2PM served as a source of motivation
In the eyes of older viewers, the character Tae-young is modeled on none other than BIGBANG’s Taeyang, who appears in the show. It was revealed that director Domee Shi, a huge admirer of both K-pop groups BIGBANG and 2PM, had a hand in drawing 4 TOWN’s members, who were modelled by the members of Backstreet Boys from the ’00s. During an interview with Billboard Japan, she said that the innovators of the current Korean idol explosion served as a source of inspiration for her.
These innovators are sometimes referred to as “legends.” However, anybody who has ever dabbled in the world of K-pop Twitter will be aware that the subject of who was the first to start the Hallyu Wave is contentious. ARMY have taken it upon themselves to trend ‘BTS paved the way’ to honor each historical accomplishment or milestone since BTS is now the most popular K-pop group in the world. Big Bang and 2PM, two second-generation groups, were responsible for the worldwide Hallyu Wave in the early 2000s, according to many fans.
Although some ARMY has turned to disparaging and denying the accomplishments of earlier groups, some ARMY has sent hatred to BTS in response. Fans of the older generation are jokingly arguing that the producers’ initial objective doesn’t matter since the public will only see Jimin in Tae-young, despite Domee Shi’s remarks.
Why did they take Jimin’s story?
Bigbang is not known outside of the BTS fandom, according to several BTS supporters. Whether the filmmaker produced it because of them or some other 10pm group does not matter. If we were to ask a stranger on the street what bb stands for, they would have no idea what we were talking about. So, why did they take Jimin’s account about the bird with the broken leg and use it? They had to use Jimin’s tale because no one knows who Bigbang and 2PM are. No one saw the characters and wondered if it wasn’t the man from BIGBANG? As one observer pointed out. Another person said that whoever was in charge of creating this figure had searched for these two organizations on Google and was dissatisfied with the results, so they opted for jimin as a replacement. Anyway, we are glad that things worked out for them.