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Idol culture cannot co-exist with Vpop and Vietnam.  


UNI5fan99
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Anyone remember SGO48, the vietnamese branch of the japanese AKB48? They were the newest foreign group to debut in Vietnam and also the only one to dissolve after only existing for three years. The indonesian and filippino groups debuted earlier and they are still active. The indonesian JKT48 debuted in 2011 and filippino MLDN48 in 2018. Both groups has gone through scandals like there is no tomorrow. Still, they are active. It tells us how difficult and nearly impossible for a idol group to thrive in Vietnam. Could it be the vietnamese music industry is not developed enough? Vietnamese culture too different? 

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I think this is more so down to the times we live in. Social media is EVERYWHERE so if one of them messes up, it will tarnish the entire group. Even if it was something that happened months or even years ago. 

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Hanbin_Fan
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When you have a large group like this, something is bound to cause issues. I think that is the case with most places not just Vietnam. 

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canabee11
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I was never into it myself. I prefer groups of 6 or fewer singers/dancers. I don't like following large groups. Too much drama and nonsense. 

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I can't think of another place where something like this is successful long-term. I don't know anyone who is a fan of it. 

 

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@weenie Only in countries like Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. 

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I don't even know if this is a trend that will last where it is currently popular if I am being honest. I think vpop needs to step away from trends that work in other countries and make their own. 

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