Netizens Hit LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura With

Netizens Hit LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura With Harsh Backlash Following Statement About “Coachella 2024” Live Singing Controversy

She didn’t impress them.

LE SSERAFIM‘s Sakura recently addressed her group’s controversy over their live performance at Coachella 2024. The group had garnered strong criticism over poor performance, leaving many shell-shocked at their alleged lack of skills.

LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura Addresses “Coachella 2024” Controversy In Heartfelt Post

We, who debuted less than two years ago and have only toured once, stood proudly on the Coachella stage, enjoyed ourselves, and gave our all to this performance.

That alone made it truly a day that defines both life and LE SSERAFIM for me. FEARNOTs, you too will face many challenges and injustices in life. But only you truly know what you have done.

I seriously prepared for this stage, struggled through it, and enjoyed it. On the day of the show, I believe I was able to show everything. To some eyes, it might appear immature, but no one is perfect for everyone, and it is an undeniable fact that, among all the stages we have shown, this was the best. That’s why I’m very excited to become a better team, and I really want to work even harder.”

— LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura

Sakura indirectly addressed the backlash, claiming to have been proud that her team gave it their best. She thanked the fans who stood by them, and declared that they will continue to work hard to deliver their best. Despite her heartfelt words, many Korean netizens have felt that her words meant nothing in the face of a lack of skills. The topic has hit over 2500 comments up to date, more than most topics on the online forum theqoo. They have called it a case of “mental victory,” a term used when someone tries to convince themselves that they are right using pure belief, despite going against logical arguments.

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Netizen comments. | theqoo
  • It feels too much like I’m reading the sort of “mental victory” mindset unique to Japanese. It’s really shattering her image for me.
  • Full of Japanese vibes.
  • Ugh, this is the attitude that Koreans hate the most.
  • If you want to do things for your own satisfaction, then you should have stayed with AKB. Why did you become a K-Pop singer? AKB was cute so it was fine… LOL. Should’ve just stayed a J-Pop singer. Her attitude is terrible.
  • Hmm… The gap with their concept is too huge.
  • If I was their fan, I wouldn’t be trying to insist on my belief calling it “star power.” I hope she starts thinking why there are 2000+ comments here.
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Netizen comments. | theqoo
  • Hah… I have nothing to say. I’m erasing them all from my playlist.
  • We’re saying you’re embarrassing. Don’t perform under K-Pop.
  • If she kept quiet, it would just pass. Why is she lighting a fire?
  • No, but let’s not curse her out too much…
  • Don’t call yourself K-Pop when you perform. Just go sing at the noraebang or be a singer in Japan.
  • The fans are starting again. I’m getting goosebumps from how idol fans are like that.

LE SSERAFIM’s performance was met with mixed reviews.

While fans have defended the girls, claiming that they have improved greatly, others still find it lacklustre. Should “one’s best” be considered enough to be presented on a global stage for professionals? Or are netizens being too harsh on a group that has already given it their all? Read more about the debate below.

Korean Netizens Stupefied By International Praise For LE SSERAFIM’s Coachella Performance


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