Get Closer With The Cutest Youngest Former Member of Pristin, Kyla Massie
Kyla Massie, or commonly known as Kyla, is a K-Pop idol who was the lead rapper, vocalist, and maknae (youngest member) of the South Korean girl group Pristin, under Pledis Entertainment. She was born on December 26th, 2001, in Indiana, United States, but later moved to California. She became a trainee in 2010 before becoming the maknae of Pristin.
Kyla debuted as a member of Pristin on March 21st, 2017. Then the band was officially disbanded on May 24th, 2019. When appearing with other Pristin members, Kyla always received blasphemies and bad comments about her appearance. Because being a K-Pop idol does not only require to have a good voice, singing and dancing skills, but as a member of a girl group or a boy band you are also ‘forced’ to meet the visual standards set in South Korea.
For example, for female idols, they are required to have a slim body, white skin, and long legs, or rather appear perfect to meet the standards of beauty set in the community. Kyla had always been a target of netizens in South Korea because she was considered to have a too fat body and she did not meet the standards of beauty set for a K-Pop idol.
In this article, Byeol Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of everything about the youngest former member of Pristin, Kyla’s weight loss, and her transformations throughout the years. So, stay tuned!
Former Pristin Member Kyla Being Body-Shamed by Netizens
Appearance is important if you want a career as an artist in South Korea. Most members of the girl groups have a slim and slender body. As you know, Koreans adore the perfection of the body. Especially if it is related to the body of an artist and an idol. Not infrequently because Korean netizens’ comments are indeed very outrageous, an artist is willing to go on an all-out diet in order to form an ideal body. Ideally of a thin and slim body.
This made a former Pristin member named Kyla to be considered fat by netizens. Previously, Kyla had been a target of netizens because she weighed more than other K-Pop stars. Kyla was considered fat to be an idol. In fact, the youngest former member of Pristin felt quite depressed as a result.
When Pristin made a comeback with the song “We Like,” apparently, the spotlight of Korean fans and netizens was still not far from the body postures of its members, especially Kyla. Looking at this Pristin youngest member, Kyla, netizens debated matters related to the ideal size for an idol.
Netizens pointed out that Kyla still feels “bigger” than other members and claimed, “she is ruining the group’s visual balance.” Netizens on the Pann site claimed that Kyla needs a diet because an idol is considered to be “selling visuals.”
“She makes the same money as other kids who work hard to lose weight, isn’t that unfair?” “Stop with the excuse that she is still small ㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ There are many people younger than her who take better care of their bodies, why do you consider them underage? Do you think that Korean idols are not thin? They do that to get money well; don’t you know what it means to be an idol? ^^” “It’s true she doesn’t look good.” “I’m not asking you to stay thin. Lose weight to the point where you will look better,” and many more.
On the other hand, some believed it is time to break the idols’ stereotypes and ideal size.
These netizens claimed there is nothing wrong with Kyla’s figure, because an idol’s main job is singing and dancing, and because of that, they shouldn’t be judged too much based on their physical appearance.
“Idols are also human, why do you nag about someone else’s weight?” “Why are you worried about celebrities? Worry about your own weight!” “Our country is too focused on appearance. So what if the idols are a little fat? It’s okay as long as they have talent.” “I mean, how thin do you want to be?”
Ignored when doing fan meetings
Kyla was ignored by the mastermind fan-site when it was her turn for individual poses! At the PRISTIN fan signing event held on September 10th, 2017, Kyla was ignored by several fans who came. When it was Kyla’s turn to do individual poses, some fan-site masterminds (fans of idol fan-site) actually directed their cameras to other PRISTIN members.