Since I’ve become a multi-Stan of kpop I’ve been living my best life. I’m truly the happiest I’ve been in a really long time, and I love my kpop boys/ girls and will stan/protect them until the end of time.
But what I’ve noticed over the last 7 months or so is how MOST kpop stans feel the need to hide the fact that they stan *insert kpop group*. They have separate social medias for their kpop and get anxious when they post it on their main. They also hide the fact that they’re stans. And I just don’t understand.
Honestly who gives a CRAP. I’m grown and I’m not gonna let anyone make me feel like I can’t like something or shame me for it. Like grow up, it’s 2021. And when kpop stans act ASHAMED of kpop it adds to the stigma that there’s something wrong with liking korean music.
And to younger kpop stans, like your kpop music and don’t let ANYONE bully you for it. It’s literally not that serious. Liking kpop doesn’t make you weird, it just means you have exceptional taste in music.
Let’s stop making liking kpop music something to be ashamed of. You’re adding to the xenophobic problem not helping it. Post about it on your mains, blast it from your car, and talk about them regularly like you do any western popular artist. Kpop/Korean music has some of the most talented artists I’ve seen in a while, let the world know what they’re missing out on. IM A KPOP STAN AND IM PROUD AS PUNCH.