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[OP-ED] Why fans feel angered when Korean idols 'change'
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[OP-ED] Why fans feel angered when Korean idols 'change'

Change. Let's think about it for a moment. There is a lot of negative connotation behind the word. Who hasn't run across the phrase "They've changed" in forums and comments more than once? K-Pop fans hate when idols suddenly change or grow into something they didn't ask for.

But what makes change so bad - especially when it comes to a K-Pop idol? Well, it has been easily dissected into what makes fans so furious and how we can overcome the pain of change - without bashing or hating on any idol in particular.

Fans Claim Jimin’s Jawline Has Changed Since Debut
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Fans Claim Jimin’s Jawline Has Changed Since Debut

Since his debut, Jimin has made quite the transformation from an adorable teenager to a very handsome adult.

When Jimin debuted, he was only a mere teenager, however, four years later he is now an adult. Now, the adorable Jimin that everyone once knew has grown to be a very handsome man. This transformation throughout the past four years is visible by the changes in his face shape, especially his jaw line.

A combination of weight loss and puberty, Jimin has now developed a very prominent and masculine jawline that fans cant help but go crazy over.

Korean and international fans in disagreement over celebrities manner hands
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Korean and international fans in disagreement over celebrities manner hands

These photos of male Korean celebrities have been causing mixed reactions between Korean and international fans.

Photos of these manner hands have been circulating the internet, causing international fans to be disappointed and Korean fans to be frustrated with international fans. However, this is purely due to the differences in culture between international and Korean fans.

Korea is a country that puts high importance in respect, politeness, and tradition, which is where the gesture called manner hands stems from. Western fans, however, view these gestures as hover hands. Hover hands are known to represent awkwardness, and men generally dont do hover hands with women if theyre comfortable around them.

Korean news reports on K-Pop fans buying insane amounts of CDs
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Korean news reports on K-Pop fans buying insane amounts of CDs

Korean news reporters found out why idol fans in Korea have been buying multiple copies of the same albums.

Some fans, mostly middle and high school students, had even purchased up to 50 copies of the same album, amounting to a total of ₩800,000 KRW (approximately $714 USD).

Fans explained that they purchased multiple copies for various reasons. For example, some groups released the same album with different covers, and fans felt the need to purchase all of them.

Another reason why fans buy multiple copies is so that they can be entered into the raffle system for their favorite groups fan signing events.

EXO Claimed This Is The Key Difference Between American and Korean Fans
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EXO Claimed This Is The Key Difference Between American and Korean Fans

In a recent interview, EXO discussed the major way Korean fans are different from American fans.

Suho thought that fans in the US are very passionate, and bring a new kind of energy to performances.

Baekhyun thought Korean fans tend to be aware of their surroundings, while the states tend to be focused on the mood as a whole.

This kind of performance, he says, gives a new light to the way EXO interacts with the audience on stage.

The way they interact with Korean and International fans has allowed them to improve their performance overall.