아.이.유 is there anyone whose heart doesn’t start beating faster upon hearing these 3 syllables? With ‘Good Day’, ‘You and I’, ‘Every End of the Day’, ‘The Red Shoes’ and many other hit songs under her belt and her friendly replies to fans’ comments on her official fancafe Uaena, she’s the ideal type of many guys and receives a lot of love from young female fans and uncle fans, etc. Let’s hear what IU has to say.
IU at the venue of the Samsung Passion Talk concert held in Busan on 24th June. The moment she appeared on stage, the audience started reacting wildly.
“What if clouds and lakes switched spots and every time you looked up you’d see waves being pulled by the moon and we’d wade through the clouds on a hot day. What if birds grew grass and the ground grew feathers. What if flowers were as tall as trees and trees as small as flowers.”—Unknown (via geo-wee)
Beauty privilege is very real. None of us are imagining it, and if we aren’t born genetic lottery winners, our only option is to compensate with style, grace, and charm. Of course, none of that shit comes cheap. That’s kind of the whole point. It’s all meant to be aspirational and exclusionary. We’re supposed to feel depressed by our skin, agitated by our bodies, and anxious about our invisibility. That’s the insidious subtlety of social control.
The worst part is that we know in our rational minds that it’s all bullshit, and yet we’re still plagued with self-loathing when we can’t live up to unattainable beauty standards. No matter how much self-acceptance we achieve, we can still look in the mirror and instantly catalog all the things about ourselves that we don’t think measure up. It’s maddening. It makes us feel like hypocrites even though it’s not our hypocrisy.