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So essentially Shuhua’s Chinese fanbases have ceased buying the album in bulk on request of Chinese fans who do not want to buy the album due to the unfair line distribution. They say this is a repeated issue and they want Cube to give her more parts in the songs to show that Cube cares about Shuhua’s individual career.

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Honestly they are 100% correct on the limited participation of Shuhua in Gidle as a pop girl group. It’s not only the amount of lines, but the quality, the dancing, screen time and center. Gidle is primarily a singing and dancing performance group, Shuhua is not allowed to shine in that. She has no role in producing, which is not only lyricism but also beat making and melody creating. Im skeptical of the usual line that Shuhua “wants this.” I find it hard to believe Shuhua trained for two years and worked this hard for almost three separate years to get such a limited role. Either she is holding herself back or someone else is, either way it is unfair. Honestly companies do this all the time, adding a member to the group that they deem “untalented” and just using them as a extra body or the vague “visual.” Not to mention Shuhua has been given next to no opportunity elsewhere, okay her Korean isn’t the best so no Kdrama acting. But if she is the visual why not have her focus on modeling, cfs, and social media? Or give her opportunities in Taiwan where language isn’t a barrier?

BUT I have to admit boycotting an album on release day over the line distribution of one member is not a smart move and is toxic. If they’re album sales go down it affects Shuhua probably the most because she has no extra income from producing credits or side gigs like the other members. And it’s just detrimental to Gidle as a music group and brand over one member in one song. Anyway, thoughts?
 
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I'm not saying I agree with this decision but I'm not surprised.
Shuhua's limited lines/screentime really stood out to me again, so I can imagine her hardcore fans won't be happy, esp considering this isn't the first time. However I'm not sure a boycott really helps matters.
 

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I kinda get it from a fan standpoint but still
fair line distribution =/= equal line distribution


she's easily the weakest vocalist in idle so it makes perfect sense imo
 
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Well given that Shuhuas role in the group is only a sub vocalist so I am just wondering what they expect her to get as with that role then she shouldn't be getting much and it's not the same where someone with a prominent role gets snobbed like in some other groups
 

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I kinda get it from a fan standpoint but still
fair line distribution =/= equal line distribution


she's easily the weakest vocalist in idle so it makes perfect sense imo
Yeah but she got just a phrase this time, not even one line it was pretty bad :yolk:
But it's not like a boycott will resolve things.
 

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Yeah but she got just a phrase this time, not even one line it was pretty bad :yolk:
But it's not like a boycott will resolve things.
who knows, chinese money speaks a lot
IreneBar really hard carries rv sales from what I know

her lack of lines is disappointing, but again... giving her lines won't improve her live vocals
cube should give her more, but expecting equal lines is dumb imo
 
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I thought Shuhua was essentially embarrassed or shy because of her Korean skills so therefore it was her choice to not have many lines until she feels more comfortable. Was that misinformation then?
That what she says publicly and it is plausible given even recent issues surrounding her Korean. However many fans feel like it isn’t fully true given how long she’s been in Korea and that she’s just saying that to obviously not encourage fans against her employers.

Personally I’m skeptical of that but even if it’s true it’s not helping her grow as a artist or her own future career in the long run by avoiding lengthy singing in Korean.
 

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who knows, chinese money speaks a lot
IreneBar really hard carries rv sales from what I know

her lack of lines is disappointing, but again... giving her lines won't improve her live vocals
cube should give her more, but expecting equal lines is dumb imo
I don't think fans really want or expect equal tho, just something more fair.
Like in Everglow's La Di Da, Mia still got most lines but fans were happy coz it was a lot more fair compared to their earlier stuff and Onda/Yiren got a chance to sing some parts. And Shuhua might be the weakest but it's not like she can't carry a single line lol.
 

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That what she says publicly and it is plausible given even recent issues surrounding her Korean. However many fans feel like it isn’t fully true given how long she’s been in Korea and that she’s just saying that to obviously not encourage fans against her employers.

Personally I’m skeptical of that but even if it’s true it’s not helping her grow as a artist or her own future career in the long run by avoiding lengthy singing in Korean.
I agree with the last part but also they do understand that Shuhua is incredibly blunt and straightforward. I don't think she would keep silent over actual mistreatment with line distribution. I'd think she would hint at or at least throw some shade which maybe she has and I haven't seen it since I only recently fell in love with her.
 

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who knows, chinese money speaks a lot
IreneBar really hard carries rv sales from what I know

her lack of lines is disappointing, but again... giving her lines won't improve her live vocals
cube should give her more, but expecting equal lines is dumb imo
They can give her dance centers. Or more parts in the MV. Cube is just racist to foreigners, as other companies are.

Edit: Yuqi is an exception.
 
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I kinda get it from a fan standpoint but still
fair line distribution =/= equal line distribution


she's easily the weakest vocalist in idle so it makes perfect sense imo
Yeah this is another fact which many of her solo stans may not want to admit. I think this can be resolved by giving her maybe the less lines but more important ones. Like for example fans are saying she was led in the chorus, this chorus is simple why not just have her be the only one in it and in the center. The Cube production team does have a member that at once is the less fluent and not as vocally developed yet, which is tricky to work with, but aren’t really handling it the best way imo.
 
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Well given that Shuhuas role in the group is only a sub vocalist so I am just wondering what they expect her to get as with that role then she shouldn't be getting much and it's not the same where someone with a prominent role gets snobbed like in some other groups
True. Cube should respond by giving her other opportunities to stand out besides singing and dancing. The fans are mainly worried about that giving her the less in the song will negatively affect her career in the long run. Which is a reasonable concern. If you aren’t seen on stage it will be difficult to get offered other opportunities.
 
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True. Cube should respond by giving her other opportunities to stand out besides singing and dancing. The fans are mainly worried about that giving her the less in the song will negatively affect her career in the long run. Which is a reasonable concern. If you aren’t seen on stage it will be difficult to get offered other opportunities.
It's a reasonable concern but it won't help if she is not the best in the group like if you take Gfriend as an example even though Umji is a good vocalist however you aren't gonna really notice that when Eunha is in the same song.

The best thing Cube could do to help Shuhua would be to get some OSTs for her as it'll allow her to shine on her own and it might help her improve her vocals having to sing entire songs too.
 

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She doesn't get lines cause that is not her role. End of story.

I get the whole center thing but she's not the best dancer and has little stage presence... I love Shuhua but she get's what she gets and her fans are just annoying.
 
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It's a reasonable concern but it won't help if she is not the best in the group like if you take Gfriend as an example even though Umji is a good vocalist however you aren't gonna really notice that when Eunha is in the same song.

The best thing Cube could do to help Shuhua would be to get some OSTs for her as it'll allow her to shine on her own and it might help her improve her vocals having to sing entire songs too.
Yup, great idea!

Edit: Other opportunities didn’t really mean singing but like endorsements, variety, C-drama acting etc etc. Also just her long term popularity and thus entertainment career.
 
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