Op Ed Why Fans Feel Angered When Korean Idols Change

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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.

The Most Popular Korean Idols In China According Too Weibo
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The Most Popular Korean Idols In China According Too Weibo

These K-Pop idols are not only taking over Korea by storm, but they are also taking over China.

The ranking of the most popular Korean idol in China as according to Weibo’s PowerStar has officially been revealed for the month of March. Every month it releases this ranking, showing which Korean celebrities are rising in popularity in China. This list includes both the top ten male and female celebrities that are from South Korea.

While the number one spot for both female and male celebrities have remained the same since February, other changes have been made to the list of March, and new names have even been added!

Fans Go Crazy Over The Bromance Between Two Of The Handsomest Idols In Korea
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Fans Go Crazy Over The Bromance Between Two Of The Handsomest Idols In Korea

Yoo Seung Ho and Infinite’s L, two amazingly handsome men, have a budding bromance going on as they film their new drama!

The two actors will be in Monarch Owner of the Mask, which will be premiered in May, following the conclusion of the drama Radiant Office. They are playing different characters with completely different circumstances, one being the crown prince (Yoo Seung Ho) and the other being a man of low social status (L). However, they both share the same name Lee Sun.

The atmosphere of the filming was bright, as Yoo Seung Ho and L enthusiastically greeted one another. They talked and analyzed the script together, which helped relieve of their nerves.

Korean Teenagers Study Hard But Feel Unhappy
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Korean Teenagers Study Hard But Feel Unhappy

Korean teenagers rank at the top in the OECD when it comes to academic performance but are among the unhappiest in the club of rich countries. They also start private tuition earlier than in any other country, suggesting that public education is failing them, talk less to their parents and spend the least time exercising.

The OECD announced the 2015 PISA Student's Well-Being report last week based on surveys on 540,000 15-year-olds around the world. The categories were performance at school, life satisfaction, social life at school and use of time outside of school, and they ranked their responses on a scale of 0 to 10.

5 Different Ways Idols Make Heart Signs For Fans
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5 Different Ways Idols Make Heart Signs For Fans

Every Idol is unique in their own way, even when it comes to showing love and appreciation to their fans by making hearts.

Different Idols have taken the ability to make a heart as their own signature sign of love. The body gesture for heart making can be big or small but adored all the same. Its a cute way to interact with fans on a personal level.

Idols have made it in ways you never thought were possible. Here are 5 Idols that have made it their own.

Hani has shooting hearts just by crossing her fingers. With both hands, she gives double the love with twice as many hearts. Its a charming gesture with a lot of meaning.