In SEVENTEEN‘s latest episode of Going SEVENTEEN, they followed through with Jun‘s idea for something they could try out next: an escape room. Since they’re a big group, they split into teams.
While figuring out the clues should’ve been a tough but fun time, there was one that had Hoshi giving the writer the side-eye for their sexist beauty standards.
With his team of Joshua, Jun, and The8 gathered around him, Hoshi began to read one of the clues aloud, “My stepdad always emphasized to me that it’s no use for a girl to be nice…” While that part of the sentence alone was problematic for dictating how a woman should be, it got worse.
Hoshi finished the writer’s thought, “…the most valuable things are a small face, white skin, and a prominent nose.” On top of being sexist, the writer set standards to determine a woman’s beauty. That rubbed Hoshi the wrong way.
He had to pause before reading the rest of the note. With a slight frown, Hoshi looked at the writing and began to voice his complete disagreement with it, “What the…” He wasn’t the only one, either.
When it was DK‘s turn to read the same messages with his team, even he couldn’t hide his displeasure. After walking away, he referred to the writer by saying, “Hans is a bad guy.”
On matters such as this, Hoshi has always been vocal about how everyone, women and men, should be treated equally and without standards boxing them in.
In regards to physical beauty, it comes in different shapes and shades. That’s precisely why he had to at least point it out, signaling it was wrong to believe such notions.
A woman’s saving grace is not her beauty, mere physical features that people dictate as “beautiful.” For everyone, including men and women, it’s a combination of things that make them who they are that’s truly beautiful, like intelligence and kindness.
Watch Hoshi point out issues that need to be talked about more often and understood fully.