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K-pop fans slam GOT the beat’s ‘Step Back’ lyrics as literal step back in women’s representation

GOT the Beat Step Back Controversy
  • K-pop supergroup GOT the Beat’s “Step Back” drew controversy online after social media users deemed the lyrics to be a literal step back in women’s representation.
  • One Twitter user accused lyricist Ryan Jhun of portraying women as “jealous” and “self-absorbed” in the song.

Girls On Top (GOT) the Beat’s debut single “Step Back” caused a stir online as some K-pop fans found the lyrics to be a literal step back in women’s representation in South Korea.

The single, performed for the first time on New Year’s Day and released online on Jan. 3, follows the story of a woman trying to warn another woman to step away from the man she likes, Genius reported.

‘Female Avengers of K-pop’ supergroup GOT the Beat debuts ‘Step Back’ video at New Year’s concert

GOT The Beat Video
  • SM Entertainment’s “female Avengers of K-pop” supergroup GOT the Beat made their debut at an online New Year’s Day concert.
  • The performance video of their first song, “Step Back,” was released after the concert.

SM Entertainment has officially unveiled the first stage video of its new female supergroup GOT (Girls On Top) the Beat, performing their debut single “Step Back.”

The video was posted on YouTube on Jan. 1 after the group’s debut concert at SM Town Live 2022: SMCU Express at Kwangya, according to Soompi.