So in getting more information for our research i started to check out various places online to find ‘K-pop fans’ to study their behaviour and how they react etc . It has come to my attention that you have four types of fans.
Older K-pop fans
This group seems to consist of people who have liked K-pop from pre-2010. From the places i have looked and from my own experience and some friends i know, it seems that these fans are often the type that are more laid back in the K-pop scene. Yes they do still ‘spazz’ when their favourite idol does something or makes a comeback; however it seems they do it in a more calmer fashion and they are less likely to start a fan war or any war if some one insult’s their ‘Oppa’. They are more likely to ignore the comment or just accept the person’s point of view and get on with their life, as it’s not a major effect on their every day life.
Newer K-pop fans
Fans that tend to come from 2010+ seem to be more of the immature kind, However this is not always the case; infact there are many newer k-pop fans i personally know who are more mature and quite laid back in the whole K-pop scene. Butit seems they are more likely to have fan wars as well as having a high demand to have K-pop known mainstream in their own country, even if their country is not usually adapted to the k-pop style of music. A college of mine said since SHINEE’s ‘Ring ding dong’ was released; there seemed to be more K-pop fans appearing in her country. However if someone was to say for example “Minho is ugly as hell” or “I hate Taemin” these type of fans seem quick to attack anouther person’s point of view just because it is not the same as theirs. Also SOME not all of these type of fans it seems act like K-pop is the only life they have…..
Crazy fan girls
The is is my favorite group to study. These include all your Ssaeng’s aswell as just your general crazy fans. From the research I’ve collected these are the scariest type in my oppinion. People have told me that sometimes they find people who like the same group as them and they will be like “You can like them but I LOVE HIM HE’S MY HUSBAND” but in all honesty we know that this idol, is most likely oblivious to their existence; i mean if you have 1000 fans saying your their husband its not gonna really stand out now is it. Also if you didn’t have a bias in their group before but all of a sudden you did some would even accuse you of ‘dick-hopping’. But in all fairness, every time a new group comes out you find anouther bias within them right? or you didn’t like a group till a certain style and all of a sudden you love that person. Arn’t you contradiciting yourself and ‘dick hopping too??’. The amount of fan wars that are appearing on youtube aswell because these type of fans can’t accept everyone’s opinions; why not just ignore it and move on? To be honest i’m anticipating what this certain type of fan will come up with next, i mean we’ve had suicide, period blood letters, threatening a idol because they danced with their bias or they are rumoured to be in a relationship.
What do you guys think will come next? Or is there any groups of K-pop fans you have discovered???
So this was brought to our attention just now. Bfree posted this photo on his twitter saying ‘WTF is this????’ Which to be honest i’m sure a lot of other people were also saying. Looking at the comments, Dok2 also commented on the photo saying “That is some fucked up shit”
We didn’t see any of the hate tweets however we did catch a glimpse at some of the things BFree was writing
So it seems the Shawols were causing a hype about this. From what we were told they started to insult Bfree about what he had said about the photo and started to say he hated gays, which as you can see… he never said such a thing. To be honest we all stood and said it was a weird photo. SM seem to like their idols kissing/ trying to kiss/ looking like they are about to kiss.
We did love the comment ‘Idol fans are like gang members’ which is a completely true statement! He had every right to express what he thinks about this photo just like we express what we think/ what everyone else thinks of the KPOP world and the idols and the fans. The fans shouldn’t hype up so much about something so small…
We don’t know much about this incident apart from these shots we were given so if anyone knows anymore give us a little message!
thankyou! It’s nice to know we are not the only ones who think this! We do enjoy listening to KPOP but we have found the fans sometimes very unbearable hence why we started this project! We are a mix of guys and girls! I hope you like our posts to come in the future!
From news we have heard, then researching into this matter, KPOP was played earlier this month on BBC Radio one, known to be one of the most popular radio stations in England. However.. what people said about 2NE1 made the KPOP fans… go crazy.
Of course England is England and KPOP is only making it’s way there, from what we have heard (since we are based in America, we heard from friends) Only SHINee and Cube have performed there as well as the MBC concert and YG audition. England is not KPOP influenced it has more interested in America than South East Asia. So playing 2NE1 on the radio was a huge thing for KPOP fans. However…
Edith Bowman: Peter, it’s over to you for some South Korean madness.
Peter Robinson: Right.
EB: I say madness. It’s just, it’s you know. It’s your choice.
PR: And it is sanity. Personified. Basically at some point in the next 12 or 18 months, a Korean girl band is gonna be massive around the world.
PR: There are a few of them who are kind of on the brink of it. There’s this band called Girls’ Generation, another one called 4Minute. But there’s this band, 2ne1, who… They might be the ones to do it. Partly cause will.i.am is working with them on an English language album—
EB: OH NOOOOOO, NOT WILL.I.AAAAAAM!!
PR: The thing with will.i.am right, he does 2 good songs every 18 months. That is, that is his thing.
EB: He needs a holiday! Can he not? Just go away for a little while!
PR: He’s very busy with Tyler James. And hats.
PR: Anyway. So this 2NE1 track, it kind of appeared online last week, and I think it just sounds brilliant. It’s kind of, it’s quite kind of relaxed but there’s a lot going on in it. It feels like kind of like after every verse and after every bridge and every chorus, it kind of opens a door to another bit of the song. Um, it keeps progressing all the way through. There’s a great rap bit towards the end, it’s basically… good.
EB: Right. Cause a lot of Western music does really well, you know, in Japan, in South Korea and China and stuff. We haven’t really heard that flip where something’s come over here and done really well.
PR: Not really, no. And I mean it’s really interesting, because like KPop in Korea and JPop in Japan and stuff, it’s a whole different world and a whole different set of popstars. And some of the sounds that come out would make the more adventurous stuff on our charts sound like Ed Sheeran.
EB: Well if anyone’s been to Tokyo, you know, in terms of the gadgets you can get your hands on, then no wonder will.i.am really loves a gadget. Um so this song, so what’re they called? Cause it’s spelled 2-N-E-1, so To Anyone. And then someone call… People call them 21 as well.
EB: It’s a bit confusing. *laughs*
PR: *laughs* Let’s just call them 21.
EB: First rule of thumb: If you’re a foreign band, get your name right so everyone around the world can say it. So To Anyone, 21. And it’s called “I Love You. Um, they sing in English and in Korean.
EB: Yep. Can you translate for us?
PR: It’s actually about you.
EB: Amazing, thanks.
PR: They said it’s a love song to you.
EB: 2NE1, I Love You. Emma says, “Look at SNSD, Girls’ Generation, too. They’re pretty good.” Do you know them too?
EB: No? Okay. Here we go, Emma! YES. On it.
EB: Jack says, “They sound like a slightly odd version of The Saturdays.”
EB: Adam says, “Worst song I’ve heard. Deserves to be in Butlins Hill.” Round of— *laughs*
EB: Josh says, “I have no idea what they’re saying but I LOVE IT.”
EB: Martin says, “Wow, this was crap. Asiavision song contest.”
EB: Whitenice(?) says, “Love a bit of KPop.”
[RANDOM KPOP (THE ACTUAL BAND) DISCUSSION]
Orlando (of the Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs): I think it’s super cool to bring in a KPop track. I think that’s wicked. I will never ever listen to that again, BUT I would like to see the video. One thing that did come out to me was that like… They really meant it, right. It was pop they really mean. And I reckon if… I’d like to see them perform it, and I love the massive rap, kind of bonkers bit at the end. And uh… Yeah, it was a pretty complicated song as far as pop music.
EB: You were paying particular attention to the lyrics as well.
O: Well I thought I heard something about chicken jerky… But i think there isn’t such thing as chicken jerky. *laughs*
PR: Well actually, I’m looking at my Twitter feed here and Shawn Rowis said, “I’m making up my own lyrics: “Going to rehab eating jerk chicken every day.”
O: SEE! I said something about rehab and jerked chicken! Thank you.
EB: Well it sounds like you can appreciate the elements of pop that it’s trying to achieve with that.
PR: The attitude I appreciate. I can’t give anyone any points for going into the studio and producing music like that. I think it’s like building a house out of Lego.
Listeners of the radio didn’t like 2NE1 and said their views on them… kpop fans did not like this one bit. From Asian-Junkie we looked in at some of the comments. Being respectful we will not name names since it’s rude and shameful of us and unprofessional. From comments thought they said ‘we appreciate good music’ and ‘I need to break some necks’ also some one even wrote ‘This country doesn’t know what music is to be honest’ and went on a rampage about how English listeners did not like the music.
However we had a good laugh in the office because of this. For we know in America that English music has been the influence for so many idols and bands all over the world. For SHINee to go into Abbey Road Studios was a huge thing for them, why? Because of the Beatles (and where are the Beatles from guys?) They use the image of the Beatles on the crossing, Shinee did their own version of it BAP’s single used their own version of it. There has been so many references to ENGLISH music in the Korean society of music that English KPOP fans are now saying English music is bad? I’m sorry but the legends of music:
Beatles (England) Coldplay (England) David Bowie (England) Take That (England) Spice Girls (England) The Who (England) Queen (england) …wow England you have no good music?
Now why bash your countries music if they don’t like 2NE1.. does it make sense? Well to us here it didn’t!
And it looks like we aren’t the only ones who think this
I’m sorry but English KPOP fans what are you doing? Why are you insulting your own country? We have removed the name of the group because we didn’t want to name and shame the group however it is an open group on Facebook so we were able to find it and go onto the group for a little browse. I’m sorry but if I was part of that group, I would be ashamed of myself and leave!
Do any of you know any more on any English events with KPOP? Let us know!
Section 1: New/Dumb Fangirls
Sometimes I wonder if these people are trolls or fans because their comments are extremely idiotic.
For starters they will only mention their bias, but completely butcher the other members names. For example, MBLAQ: these girls will mention ” I <3Joon, and I like the other Asian dudes that are dancing with him.”
If you’re going to state comments like those, please at least find out their names. For new fangirls, I might give them some slack, but they should know better to write those comments without suffering the consequences from the professional fangirls.
Another thing about these girls is that they think that just because they know sarangheyo, annyeong, andoppa they know Korean. As a Korean myself I shake my head thinking that these girls are sad, but at the end of the day these girls aren’t that annoying or harmful, they are just dumb or ignorant. At the most all we can do is just chuckle, and move on with our lives.
Section 2: Delusional Fangirls
This is what happens when Section 1 girls go Super Saiyan or something like that. These girls are the ones that get on my nerves.
Everything thing they do, is dedicated to the oppa(s), and these girls treat the oppa(s) like they are God. These guys aren’t Gods, they are HUMANS… Humans. I think the worst part is when some female celebrity “flirts” (meaning touches his arm or some meaningless like that). I swear I think these fangirls go apeshit over this and want to nuke the celebrity, and the sad thing is that delusional fangirls flock together, meaning they attack in teams. They don’t stop attacking the celebrity’s fanclub, YouTube videos, or twitters until she has to apologize or something like that.
I hope no one stoops this low because this level is pathetic. The best way to defeat these fangirls is to open the blinds. I hear they are weak to sunlight.
And now for the last section…
Section 3: The WTF! Fangirls
This section is the worst section of them all. At least delusional fan girls won’t do the things these fangirls will stoop to.
So everyone knows who 2PM is right? Sometime around their Again & Againpromotional phase, a certain fangirl thought it would be awesome to write a fan letter to Taecyeon with her blood, and not just any blood, her period blood, with a slight sprinkling of pubes on top. She even posted a picture of her bloody pad as proof. I’m thinking everybody had this reaction…
I don’t understand who would actually enjoy getting something like that, and if you do, you need to get help. Another example are the WTF! ELF fan girls and the girl from Star King. For those that don’t know the story, there was a girl named Lee Eun-ji that went to Star King to talk about her weight loss story. Lee shared her story of going from being a big girl to a petite girl, and afterwards she took a commemorative picture with Kangin from Super Junior and uploaded it to the internet. Following the picture the Lee started to get an astounding amount of hate messages from different ELFs, and ultimately because of that and her depression that she already had, she committed suicide. I think this is an injustice, and I don’t believe the girls that wrote those hateful comments ever got their punishments. Luckily, we don’t see as much of these fangirls anymore, or have cases as bad as this one anymore.
Now this is probably the sickest thing I have ever seen. I’m sorry but these fans are mental. How could you think of doing such things? Do you think idols want these things? Do you think by sending these letters that your idol is going to love you? Of course not they are going to think you are mental.
Here is Taecyeons one it translates as: I dedicate to Taecyeon my period blood letter, Ok Taecyeon you cannot live without me, sprinked with a few strands of my pubes.
What? … what is that! Who would do such a thing as to send that to an idol. Who would want to receive that?
But it doesn’t stop there…
Now these are not fans in Korea. Oh no, these are American fans. They cut their necks and palm for taeyang and one for G-Dragon. Not only is it worrying that they are cutting their necks (this could kill them if cut into the main veins) but they splattered it in a letter. They want their attention but they are going the wrong way in getting it. I hope these girls got a good lecture for self-harming for the sake of idols.
But yet again.. theres more
Here is the next one, given to Lee Hong Ki. A fan cut her finger to write this letter of ‘love and passion’ to her idol. She wrote “Lee Hong ki You know that I love you right?” How freaky is that? Who would want to receive blood letters! It’s disgusting and freakish.
But there is more
Now it’s worrying, how many fans think this is a good idea? Well this fan does. This is Lee Joons one. Isn’t he a lucky boy… It says below the photo: What is up with Ok Taecyeon period letter? If you’re going to do one at least do it right. How dirty. Period blood? Act your age don’t do that, but do it right. Do it right. Copying that ahjumma who wrote a period letter.
The letter said: Lee Chang Sun (Joons real name) Don’t forget me, you are everything to me. I love you. Remember that (her name)
What? Do it right? You shouldn’t be doing it at all! It’s your blood, you shouldn’t be self harming in the first place, it’s dangerous. You really shouldn’t even think about sending your blood to your idols. How insane must you be about your idol to do such a thing? It’s like the cassies who committed suicide because they disbanded? Idols don’t want their fans doing such things! If the idols address this matter will that stop them? Probably not. Fans need to grow up and stop thinking that these things are amazing and that idols will want blood for letters and these freakish acts.
I’m sorry to have to say this but these people need help, they need to be snapped out of this delusion of being in love with these people. Yeah there is a idol and a celebrity crush but I’ve never heard of someone like Johnny Depp being sent a blood letter or have a fan sign launched at his face (like Kim Heechul) or anything crazy. What is with these fans?
Attention seeking fans? I think so.