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A Minute Change In Pink Velvet’s New Image Leaves Netizens Feeling “Awkward”

Many discovered the members unrecognizable.

Pink Velvet has left many netizens bamboozled with their new image, owing to a small change from their common ones.

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Pink Velvet | @RVsmtown/Twitter

On February 22, KST, a publish went viral on the Korean on-line group Instiz, the place a netizen identified {that a} latest group photograph of Pink Velvet appeared a bit odd to them, a lot in order that they didn’t even acknowledge it was them!

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| Instiz

For a second, I believed this wasn’t Pink Velvet.

— OP’s caption

The image was initially posted by the official X (previously Twitter) account of the group after the SMTOWN live performance in Tokyo on February 21.

The OP (authentic poster) additionally talked about within the publish that the explanation why the picture was unsettling to them was the absence of Irene from the middle.

Normally, K-Pop teams have a set visible order of members that they observe whereas clicking photos. In truth, being the “heart” of a bunch is a quite common factor for K-Pop idols, although extra not too long ago, these strict positions have misplaced relevance. Nonetheless, Irene, the chief of Pink Velvet, has lengthy been the group’s heart. In virtually each Pink Velvet group image, she is the member to be discovered within the center, be it an idea photograph or a behind-the-scenes nonetheless.

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(From L to R) Pink Velvet members Pleasure, Seulgi, Irene, Wendy, and Yeri | @RVsmtown/Twitter
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| @RVsmtown/Twitter

However in a few of the latest photos of the group, the members seem to have combined up their common order.

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| @RVsmtown/Twitter

Although this variation in positions is a really minor element, to many followers who’ve been used to seeing them in the identical order, it instinctively felt somewhat “awkward.”

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| Instiz
  • “The image appears somewhat awkward.”
  • “Seulgi seems to be freaking fairly on this photograph.”
  • “Seulgi is f*cking fairly.”
  • “Every little thing about this image simply looks as if one thing that’s not Pink Velvet’s vibe. At first, I mistook Seulgi for Irene.”
  • “It does look like that.”
    — “No, nevertheless it’s my first time seeing Irene stand on the finish.”

Although followers are rarely bothered by such trivial modifications and most K-Pop teams today are getting rid of strict visible orders, it looks as if sticking to 1 formation for thus lengthy does have a distinct type of impact on the teams’ model visibility.

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