As some of you might know, I'm a huge Kpop fan. I usually only watch out for the few groups that I really love, but just this week, a relatively new Kpop act called Ladies' Code released a new music video and it immediately caught my attention. The reason? A BJD is featured prominently in the video and song cover art.
And judging by the song's cover art, you can already tell how the doll figures into the music video.
Yep, it's there to amp up the creepy factor. In the video, the girls are seen playing and destroying dolls (thankfully the BJD remained unscathed lol!) with vapid looks on their equally doll-like faces. Their doll-like quality gets more highlighted as they themselves become dolls as the video progresses. The "creepy doll" concept is nothing new in music videos though. BJDs have been used for the same purpose in other such videos. Below are some examples.
While I do like that BJDs are getting more exposure in pop culture and even though I have a thing for creepy, macabre concepts, I’m beginning to find it tiresome to see dolls portrayed as creepy things in media. They’re works of art, after all! How about featuring them in a different, possibly a more positive light? Like focusing on their beauty at the very least.
What do you guys think? Have you seen other artists use BJDs in their music videos?