Fans Claim Those 6 K Pop Idols Cant Be Korean As A Result Of Their Physical Features

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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.

G-Friend's manager upsets fans due to his physical contact with members
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G-Friend's manager upsets fans due to his physical contact with members

One of G-Friend's managers is receiving a lot of hate from the girl group's fans.

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Fans were initially unhappy with the way this manager acted during a recent fan signing event, and they went on to bring up past instances of the manager "unnecessarily" touching the G-Friend members. During the fan signing, Yerinexpressed she had something in her hair, and according to fans, her manager unexpectedly came up behind her and touched her hair unnecessarily.

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.

The New York Times Features BTS And Reveals How Fans Might Go Deaf At Their Concert
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The New York Times Features BTS And Reveals How Fans Might Go Deaf At Their Concert

Recently, the New York Times published a piece on the popularity of K-pop in South America, shining the spotlight on BTS.  The article specifically covered the groups surprising success in the Chilean market, including details such as the vast number of fans showing up to catch a glimpse of BTS at the Santiago International Airport, to BTS selling out their concert tickets in a record amount of time.

According to the article, BTS has taken Chile by storm and is one of the most popular boybands in the South American country. The article highlights how BTSs online presence and active online fandoms are a key to their success.  In a country where traditional forms of broadcast play latin-influenced music, online media was a way for BTS and other K-pop groups to infiltrate the market.  From their millions of Twitter followers, Chilean fan accounts, and their V App live broadcasts, the group has built a very strong online following.