Amber’s Friendship with Female Celebrities/Idols
There’s a reason why Amber has so many friends. Despite being a foreigner, she always makes an effort to type in Korean in a way that makes you fall for her. She also has always gone to support events for her seniors and juniors. Furthermore, she really has a kind way with words. Amber may look really upbeat and outgoing on the outside but you can tell she’s so sweet and kind-hearted on the inside, especially to other f(x) members. Here are some trivia about her friendship with female celebrity/idol friends:
- Krystal, Amber, and Luna are super close, you can tell by their Instagrams. They’re always leaving comments for each other.
- According to Amber; Luna and she never argue or they never fight to each other.
- Krystal usually translates for Amber in English and Amber sometimes translates to Victoria in Chinese.
- KryBer is a ship name of Krystal and Amber. Amber often calls Krystal ‘that little one’.
- An article talks about how it was assumed that Amber unfollowed Sulli’s Instagram account but Amber’s older sister (allegedly) wrote on SNS that Amber did not, in fact, block Sulli, which means Sulli would have had to block Amber for the accounts to be unfollowed.
- Amber has been known to be a Taeyeon (SNSD) fan, and she got Taeyeon to feature on her solo debut music video “Shake That Brass”. Amber is truly a successful fan.
- She explained that BoA’s the only person she calls nuna.
- Her best friends are Min (ex-Miss A), Hyoyeon of SNSD, and Ailee.
- She’s also close with Nicole (ex-KARA), Taeyeon and Yoona of SNSD, Shannon, Irene Kim, Sandara (Ex-2NE1), Sunny (SNSD), Yeri (Red Velvet), etc.
- At the event, f(x)’s Amber and model Irene Kim made a surprise appearance. Amber is a group mate of Jessica’s sister Krystal, while Irene Kim has been known to be close friends with Jessica.
- f(x) Amber kept her promise with Ailee, dresses in heels + dress. She posted a photo proof.
- She’s also has taken photos with new idols such as Chungha, Red Velvet’s Wendy and Seulgi, etc.
- Amber had been on a basketball team since elementary school in the U.S. and she played basketball a lot with her female friends too.
Amber’s Tomboy Style
Now when you see Amber, you may notice the way she dresses and the style she chooses is unique and different from her other group members and compared to most girls. While all of her other members wear a skirt, heels, and dress, Amber likes to dress up like a tomboy by wearing shorts, shirt, and sneakers. Plus, her hair cut is like a guy. But this is what makes her different. This type of androgyny is in the body of a girl this time rather than a boy. In an industry where every choice is carefully made to sell music and image, SM decided to include Amber in a female group. With a much more masculine look than any other woman in Korean pop.
Within an industry that has definite gender roles for women, to be hyper-feminized, to be cute, to be attractively flirty, and to fit a very precise mold, Amber’s presence gives hope to those that do not fit within gender perception binaries. Her tomboy fashion and tattoos also have made her stand out among her peers in the crowded K-pop market. The reason why Amber dresses like this is because she wants to be unique and tell her fans as well as the entire group that ladies can dress any way they want in-which they feel comfortable. In her interview with Los Angeles Weekly, Amber said, “I hear that I dress like a boy and that I should be more girly, which I can understand, but I just focus on what I want to do and enjoy my time with fans who love me for who I am“.
Another reason why Amber dresses up like this is because while she was growing up in Los Angeles, she was used to wearing clothes that were very loose and not too tight which she stated by saying, “I grew up playing a lot of sports, [and] thus tying up your hair and wearing comfortable clothing was a must“. So she is different from the other females by playing with the boys and likes getting dirty.
At first, before debut, her family suspected her style would make things difficult for her, but Amber was determined: “Something always told me it was going to be fine and to continue to be myself without changing.” But because of her boyish looks, many fans assume that she might be gay, though she never confirmed whether the rumor was true or not. Furthermore, she also explained in an interview that she supports LGBTQ community and have so many LGBTQ friends. “It’s just love. Love is eternal. Love takes on many shapes and forms. Gay, straight, bi, whatever, it doesn’t matter. I’m all for equality“.
Amber’s Social Media Links & Updates: Instagram, YouTube, Etc.
Here are 3 popular Instagram posts of Amber you should know about!
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I've given my everything. I tried to work things out. Whether it be the creative or business, I’ve been doing everything myself for years so I can keep myself afloat. But in the end, I’m continuously neglected, hurt, and taken advantage of. I’ve been patient… the fans have been extremely patient and I can’t take it anymore just sitting around, waiting, being constantly rejected and given false hope. I’m so tired mentally and physically and this is where I draw the line. No more.
Back in March 2017, Amber worried fans by posting a cryptic message on Instagram. She posted a blank photo and wrote, “I’ve given my everything. I tried to work things out. Whether it be the creative or business, I’ve been doing everything myself for years so I can to keep myself afloat. But in the end, I’m continuously neglected, hurt, and taken advantage of. I’ve been patient… the fans have been extremely patient and I can’t take it anymore just sitting around, waiting, being constantly rejected and given false hope. I’m so tired mentally and physically and this is where I draw the line. No more“. The message alarmed fans, who were trying to figure out what’s happening and if she’s okay.
Many assumed that Amber has been treated poorly by SM Entertainment, therefore fans felt pity for Amber after realizing the reality of foreign singers who work in South Korea. Though there is no confirmation on what the subject of her post is referring to, fans have been speculating that it has something to do with f(x) and their relationship with their agency. Since Amber’s post to social media, fans around the world have posted words of support to the artist with the trending hashtag, #LoveYouAmber that day.
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오빠의 장난덕분에 웃을 수 있었고. 오빠의 조언덕분에 저의 눈물을 말릴 수 있었고. 그리고 오빠의 용기덕분에 저도 용기가 생길수있었어요. 제가 창피했을때 오빠가 저를 파단하지 않았고 저의 서툰 말투를 다 이해하려 했고 저를 감싸안아줬어요. 사람들이 저랑 오빠가 쌍둥이라고 장난칠때 저는 사실 많이 자랑스러웠어요. 오빠처럼 대단한사람이 되고 싶었으니까요.. 고마워요. 제가 오빠의 동생이 될 수 있었다는게 너무 고마워요. 오빠가 자랑스러워할 수있는 “엠벌”이 될게요. 우리 쫑오빠 수고했어요. 사랑해요.
Over on Instagram after the sudden death news of SHINee’s Jonghyun, Amber posted a past photo of her with him, along touching note shortly after his private funeral closed. “I could smile because of oppa’s joke. Because of oppa’s advice, I could dry my tears. And because of your courage, I could gain courage. When I was embarrassed, you didn’t judge me. You tried your best to understand my imperfect Korean, and you embraced me. When people joked that you and I were twins, I was honestly really proud because I wanted to become a great person like you… thank you. I’m so thankful I was able to be your dongsaeng [little sister]. I will become an ‘Amber’ you can be proud of. My Jjong oppa, you did well. I love you”.
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for a long time people made me feel ashamed of my body. then i became ashamed of my body. people wanted me to be weak because thats what a girl "should" be like. i threw away my ambitions and goals. well, i'm not that person anymore. I will always continue to work hard, become stronger, and learn to love myself for who i am, imperfections and all. 오랜 시간 동안 저는 다른 사람들의 편견들로 인해 제 몸을 챙피하다고 여겼어요. 점점 제 몸에 대한 자신감도 잃게 만들었구요. 여자라는 이유만으로 사람들은 제가 연약해야 된다고 생각했기 때문에 제 자신의 야심과 목표를 포기해왔는데, 더 이상 저는 그런 사람이 아니에요. 항상 더 열심히 하고 더 강해지고 이런 제 자신을 사랑할 줄 아는 사람이 될거에요. 완벽 하지 않아도. #nikewomen
After receiving a slew of insults for her tomboy image, in July 2018, Amber uploaded a post on Instagram, putting an end to body shaming. In the post, she reflected on her past self for feeling ashamed of her body, and that she will no longer do that anymore.