Well to be honest, a KPOP fan who is willing to argue with you about how perfect their idols are, our advice is just to let them rant, ignore their stupid ‘idol rants’ and give them pure fact, KPOP isn’t the best thing on earth, that KPOP is just music, what ever happened to admiring the music more than who is in the group themselves. Back in the day when music was music not dancing and prancing around all the time!
KPOP fans don’t back down from a argument either, so just let them go off on one, be the mature one of the set of fans. Alot of fans are narrow minded and most of the time naive! Just don’t give them what they want aka a argument or something which you know you can’t defend (this sounds like we are going to war with them but most of the time with Kpop fans it is!)
Well it probably is different for everyone. In America it was pretty quick since there is a large population of Koreans however… It probably was mainly when Youtube users started uploading KPOP MVs. Since thats how most of us here at KPOPfans101 found out about KPOP. We all found it in different ways in different years. However we have noticed lately in the 2010’s onwards there has been a sudden surge in KPOP fans who are crazy. As you probably know yourself newer KPOP fans are much stranger and crazier than us!
Most KPOP fans will go through this ‘Korean fever or yellow fever’ craze and won’t even look at a white guy or any other race apart from Asians which is crazy and almost kind of racist (to a extent) So to this new degree of KPOP fans the older generation are kind of laughing at them because it’s making KPOP fans look bad either way.
In our town a lot of the asian boys are really arrogant because they know that a lot of people now like KPOP and a lot of girls prefer to date asian guys. This makes it even worse because now even our friends say they won’t date a white girl because of the cultural differences in how asians are to whites (such as the parent-in-laws living in the house with them) which some people wouldn’t like.
Kpop fans don’t really look into the culture unless they have a interest in this area so really most KPOP fans think all Koreans are like idols which is probably what your friends thought and probably though they would be able to find a idol-like boyfriend (sounds strange but we have seen many a fan like this) and probably why people like Koreans because they watch K-dramas and believe it is real. Sorry but no one will find a Gun Pyo in Korea unless they are extremely lucky!
Really Youtube is the beginning of KPOP fans most of the time, when you come across KPOP. Gangnam style will bring in a whole bunch of new fans now because of all the featured videos on the side being Super Junior and SNSD. So we will probably see a lot more KPOP fans coming our way.
Some KPOP fans are really defensive though about their groups and you will find they lash out really easily which is kind of annoying when they really think they are the only ones who can have their ‘oppa’ and will be really harsh towards other fans if they mention they have the same bias. Which is stupid since no one will actually marry their bias it’s just a dream.
I’m not sure about you but over here we think that KPOP fans who want to date only asian people are silly and probably not going to get very far since most asians want to only date asians. It’s in their culture to only date the same race unlike Americans and probably most of Europe.
Going back to the question though KPOP really started becoming a hyped up thing in 2010 maybe even earlier in 2008-2009 time since SHINee became a huge hit and Super Junior as well as SNSD. SM and YG really are the main cause of KPOP coming over to other countries with JYP sending Wonder girls to America to work over here and also we had BoA, SE7EN and Big Bang. Not many of them became a huge hit though so most haven’t bothered but from news we have heard England just had a visit from C.N Blue. (we will look into this more at a later date)
We hope this has answered your question!
Oh yes my favorite subject. You might know about this one the most in the world. Of course it’s the best thing which comes with KPOP fans. Yellow Fever
Ok for those who do not know what Yellow Fever is, it’s a nickname which is given to people who only go for asians. So let’s say before KPOP you liked a good looking white guy who had nothing to do with asian stuff at all, was attractive to you and you liked him. Suddenly KPOP comes along, he’s ugly now, you only will date asian guys. If they are Korean it’s a bonus, of course it would be they are from Korea which is where their oppa is from. Yellow Fever can be excused for asians dating asians though, this is different. When a Korean girl only wants a Korean guy it’s understandable it’s in their nature to date the same race. But if a white girl wants a Korean guy? Thats yellow fever right there.
So why is Yellow Fever such a big thing? Well here we go.
Anyway Yellow fever is a big thing which we always talk about here at KPOPFANS101 and we always have a great laugh over it. So to add to what we have put above lets see what other people have said about the great disease of Yellow Fever.
Urban Dictionary states
When someone is sexually attracted to asians to an obsessive degree.Slang term, used to mock non-asian people who are attracted to asian people. Usually of eastern descent - Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc.
Signs that someone/you has/have yellow fever include:
1) Obsession over a person of asian descent.
2) A fascination with asian stuff, e.g. Japanese things, Anime, Chinese history, Asian languages, Her parent’s takeaway…
3) Acting like a prat around asian people, because you’ve gone into mental meltdown.
Protip: Make use of the name ‘Poon’ for awesome puns.1)Yellow fever sufferer: ‘Ohmygod, that *asian person* is so damn cute, I have to ask her out. I feel so lonely without her…she can make me complete <3’
Concerned friend: ‘Dude, you don’t know her. Why the HELL are you so obsessed with her? Please, you’re scaring me.’
2) Yellow fever sufferer: ‘Ohmagawd, she/he is so kawaiii!!!!1 I want to glomp him! Do u think she/he’ll be impressed by mai awsum japanese/mandarin/cantonese vocab? Huh?’
3) Yellow fever sufferer: ‘Oh, hi, how are you today? I just thought I’d come up and study with you here…in the library…yeah…you know, I like hong kong. I hear your family is from hong kong. Oooh, can you speak canto? Can I hear you speak canto? You do know, your hair is lovely, it’s so black and nice, and your eyes too, they are lovely, so exotic and…beautiful…what? No, don’t be silly, I don’t fancy you, do you think I’m obsessed with azns or summat? Huh? LOLOLOOLOLOLOLOL!’
User A: “Kpop is much better than american music. IT’S A FACT. american music is just sex and that’s why USA is number 1 in porn. while Kpop is cute, cheerful, sexy in a good way not like in american songs…”
User B: “I agree so much! American music is 100% sh/it disgusting garbage! I’m even American myself but think Kpop is billions times better! Kpop is perfection…”
Clever girl: ”You do realize a lot of K-pop artists borrow their style from the same kind of music you just called “**** disgusting garbage”, right? Just some food for thought…”
User B: “Wow you racist conceited American!!!! America didn’t ******* invent music! The world does not revolve around America! Kpop is completely different from American music! Kpop is unique and original! WOW you suck balls!”
Clever Girl: ”Wow. 1: I never claimed that America, or any country really, “Invented music”, all I’m saying is that all of the rap and pop Kpop uses usually is inspired from American music. There is nothing wrong with that. 2: There is nothing racist in my comment because I, in no way, said that American music is superior to that of Kpop.Thirdly, K-pop, while in some aspects is different from American music, is not original and unique as you claim it to be.
Now, I actually like K-pop a lot (otherwise I wouldn’t be here) and the only reason I didn’t immediately lash out at you is because I believe in reasoning with people before that. You however jumped to conclusions that didn’t even hold water just because I disagreed with you. Learn how to read a comment before making such statements and I’m sure you won’t find yourself in situations like this again.”
User B: “I said some things that were not true and overly mean but I cannot stand talk of American music that isn’t mean, and I will never understand how you can talk kindly about American music when you’ve seen the glory of Kpop…”
So continuing on from the last post about KPOP fans living a life of KPOP, we are here to continue this project. KPOP takes over many a fan girls life with dreams and fictional lives which they wish/ long to live in. For example, when it comes to idols why is it that they truly believe that they will be able to marry their idol or meet their idols when they go to Seoul. Do they know how big Seoul is? Really this is a stupid ideology which really should be stopped since it is pretty stupid either way.
When they constantly go on about KPOP non-stop like it’s the only thing they know really annoys us. Surely KPOP fans must have more than one hobby than KPOP and something which is not asian related. People might like to dance but mainly only dance to KPOP. People might like music but only listen to KPOP. Might like films? Only Korean films and etc etc. It’s almost like they are shunning the idea of having more than one like or interest in a country not even the culture just for the music. It’s really stupid either way when people behave in such a way as to believe that KPOP is the only way forward and actually believe they will meet and marry their favorite idol.
While studying at University we met a few Korean students, when we asked them about what they thought of KPOP they hardly agreed on what we told them about some of the fans. Infact 80% of them said they didn’t even listen to KPOP or knew some of the bands we had talked about. Instead they preferred western music (something which KPOP fans abroad would not believe)
The truth is in Korea image is everything, some fans do not realise the strains they go through to actually keep their body shape the way it is, how they don’t know how much stress and pain they go through before actually debuting. It’s a fact that Kiseop from U-Kiss wanted to commit suicide when he wasn’t accepted into any entertainment companies. It just proves this ideal life they see is something which comes so easily. No it doesn’t most of the time the idols do sexual favors with ‘sponsors’ to get known and to become famous. Sorry guys it’s true we were told by someone who knows about the entertainment industry. However fans probably won’t believe this because to them their idols are like Gods who can not do no wrong.
Also fans seem to be very about their idols even between friendship groups. When one group is more popular even they still argue. It’s not going to get anywhere though as the fan will be bias towards their favorite so the ‘argument’ won’t even get anywhere. There would be no answer to this. Anyway continuing on, fans need to know that KPOP isn’t the only thing in Korea. Ulzzangs are not the only thing fashionable about Korea and besides most Ulzzangs have had plastic surgery so they are all probably plastically beautiful like most idols. It’s a well known fact Korea is no.1 for plastic surgery and SNSD get injections into their legs to actually keep them firm. Stupid right?
If fans really want to be like their no.1 idols then maybe we should just let them suffer since the world of Korea isn’t all bubbles and pixy dust it’s a normal country just like London or Paris or New York it’s all the same. Media will make us believe these things and it is stupid because people fall for the stupid tricks of the trade and fall under this stupid spell which KPOP fans can not see because they are so infactuated with the stupid reality which is KPOP idols lives. I’m sorry but they are under so much stress why would you want to be like them? Besides if you are not asian there is a bigger percent chance they won’t even back a eyelid at you.
Anyway before this becomes a rant which would be highly stupid we will continue this at a later date
What do you think of KPOP Fans and their weird and wonderful dreams? Did you ever think like this? Let us know!