BTS: Suga says he's not fond of the culture where masculinity is defined by certain emotions & characteristics

In a recent interview, BTS member Suga spoke candidly about what society defines as "being masculine" and how we need to be more understanding of mental health.
BTS: Suga says he's not fond of the culture where masculinity is defined by certain emotions & characteristics
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BTS recently indulged in a very candid chat with Esquire as Suga, who plays a huge role in the septet's music production, confessed how lyrics about young people's mental health was mostly absent in Korean pop music. Hence, one of the biggest reasons why Min Yoongi started making music is because he grew up listening to lyrics which spoke about "dreams, hopes, and social issues."

Moreover, it just came naturally to him when making music, especially in BTS' first single No More Dream which shed light on the immense pressure put on South Korean schoolchildren to conform and to succeed. "There is this culture where masculinity is defined by certain emotions, characteristics. I’m not fond of these expressions. What does being masculine mean? People’s conditions vary day by day," the 27-year-old rapper questioned during the Esquire interview. Suga explains how sometimes you're in a good condition and sometimes you aren't. It's on the basis of this that you get an idea of your physical health and the same thing also "applies mentally."

Yoongi reasoned how some days you're in a good state, and sometimes you're not and while many pretend to be okay, saying that they're not weak, it's as if they're saying that's what makes you a weak person. The Daechwita rapper firmly believes that this mindset is wrong.

"People won’t say you’re a weak person if your physical condition is not that good. It should be the same for the mental condition as well. Society should be more understanding," Suga states.

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Meanwhile, Yoongi is currently recovering from shoulder surgery and will mostly start rehabilitation this week.

Anonymous 3 months ago

And he's absolutely right, these dumb cliches about men and women really need to stop.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Well said Suga! You are absolutely right! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! I hope everyone really list ens!

Anonymous 3 months ago

I absolutely adore Suga's mind.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Appreciate the very mature & a bold stand taken by Yoongi. Hope it has an impact on the youth that are often critically suffocating with their outlook as fans

Anonymous 3 months ago

That's why I love BTS so MUCH... You know this mentality is so toxic and spreads toxicity... If girls are taught that they are not less than boys, so even boys should be taught to show feelings.... The dialogue I remember I always restrict my mom to say, to my bro, do not cry like a girl.. so first there is not something like only girls can cry, boys have a heart too and they might feel low... Atlast all humans should be taught not to make someone cry!! Suga oppa I wish I could collaborate with you someday and spread this message and I will try my best to fulfil my dreams!! I hope I will meet you...my ideals.. BTS!

Anonymous 3 months ago

One of the reasons I have come to love Yoongi and BTS is because of how outspoken they are. They teach us to love and speak ourselves regardless of how we identify, our preferences, our skin color, or the language we speak. Being someone who has battled with mental health a majority of their life, having someone write music and be genuinely open about their own issues makes me feel a connection to them. Not many artists are willing to take the plunge and be so candid about their lives, showing us a side to them that isn't so "celebrity perfect." But that's what makes me love them even more. They've shown us we shouldn't fit the stereotypes of society and fit the mold just to be accepted. We should be who we feel comfortable being, because who we are is perfect.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I thank God for finding someone who thinks the same as me,,,,, coz its hard to find like these people,,,,, most of the people are shallow minded ,, at the end u start giving up coz no one supports ur answers,,, thank u suga so much,,

Anonymous 3 months ago

I totally agree to this

Anonymous 3 months ago

and this is why I love him even more... he doesn't hesitate to break society norms.... same for all of bts

Anonymous 3 months ago

Suga is bang on correct. I am a girl and I have personally seen this wrong attitute coming from both girls and boys...they have a certain image of how girl or guy should look, dress, walk, have attitute, hobbies, proffession and so on. Its is so annoying for me when i try to get these people to broaden their mindsets, but unfortunately I fail most of the times. Its because people are brought up in such a society that they cant just accept that people can be different and different can be good/normal too. And the majority of people i meet have this narrow mindedness. But i m glad the world has BTS and im glad that the world has started to recognise and hear them.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Your words are soo true

Anonymous 3 months ago

Absolutely agree with yoongi! Man aren't supposed to be always tough. They're also humans, free to express their emotions. Everyone have their own characteristics, their own strong points and their own limitations. If people want me to change just because I don't fit their definitions and standards of being feminine or being masculine it's their own wicked thinking and won't concern me.

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