January 4, people in general may only refer Yoona to some goddess or girl next door image which she has portrayed as SNSD's visual. I used to think that too, just merely "wow Yoona was so pretty". But as time goes by, as a Sone in general I must give this girl my full respect. She's caring, sweet, cheerful and all but the best thing is she knows her job, she understands what she has to do for the sake of the group and she gives her all to fulfill them despite the burden. One time she did a promotion event for the brand.
According to the staff, after introducing herself and saying a few words, she got off the stage and suddenly ran back to the stage. Pleas give us a lot of love". I don't remember exactly but basically that is.
She felt guilty to the other members and even cried because of that. I can say this is how most of us fans feel but can't put in words exactly but this delivers the best. A lot of people have shared their views and opinions that sometimes it makes the entire topic itself redundant. But then again, if we look beyond the surface, the issue of Yoong being the center of SNSD covers much depth that I believe we can talk about it forever but we will never be able to fathom its real impact on Yoona and the people surrounding her.
I will try to do away with enumerating all the pros and cons of her being the face since I believe Yoonadicts basically have a clear idea of what it feels. Instead, I will give a humble attempt to scratch beyond the surface of the usual good and bad things about it.
True, Taeyeon is the leader and a leader has to deal with managing the members. I salute Taengoo for being able to do that. Even if she claims that the members do not really need her watching over them since they are responsible enough, I still believe that she plays a pivotal role of being the backbone of the group. The last remaining strand of the whole SNSD tapestry. Taeyeon, as the leader, has to be consistently strong; for as a leader, everything about SNSD will reflect on her.
In as much as our kid leader has this heavy responsibility, I think every SONE or any SNSD-member fan should at least give due respect to Yoona for the responsibility that she is holding. The nine girls are there; the camera follows. They attend some variety show; three or four members are present.
Who ends up having more time when the show airs? Because of this, people have this tendency to blame the girl for what is happening. This is her responsibility. Nevertheless, I pose these questions. Had it ever occur to such people how this kind of treatment actually affects Yoona? Had they ever wondered how she might feel with the camera constantly shoved on her face? Had it ever cross their mind that this is the heaviest responsibility to be ever given to a person?
Yoona, being the face, the center, the one who the world revolves around to, brings the name SNSD. One wrong move for her and the entire group gets the blame. You see how the mechanics work?
For the leader, when the group, holistically, does something negative, she has to live up with being called a bad leader unless she does something right.