#inspirational #wall #sticker ;)
We continue off from where we left regarding the assumption that K-pop fans ‘only like K-pop because of the good looks’. I’ve already talked about visuals in K-pop and the importance of its role (and the inevitableness of its consumption by the rest of us). However, I feel like there’s another (personal) side to this issue - to reiterate what I previously said, the condescendence with which the assumption is often expressed, and often by non-fans. I’ve noticed that this niche fandom in general (and I mean the non-Korean, international fandom)* has earned a very strange reputation among those unfamiliar with it, resulting in a number of generalizations and, dare I say, stereotypes. I’m not naive - we have our share of screwed-up fans who ruin it for the rest of us, but there’s condescendence many adopt in their views toward all K-pop fans*. Though a) one shouldn’t ultimately give a shit about what others say (they’re not or are, whatever works for you), and b) K-pop products are not something to get extremely defensive about, I don’t think*, it none the less hits a personal chord, especially if it involves people directly around you (evidently I’m not just talking about online). It affects the way they see me and interact with me as a person in general; and K-pop or not, I refuse to be trampled all over like that. The rest of you may or may not be able to relate to the following confession (because maybe it’s just me, who knows).
*Oh, and I’m not Korean, just to let those know who don’t (and to clarify for the sake of this post’s context)
*In my eyes, at least. Though it shouldn’t be something to be ashamed about enjoying! Seriously, if you like something, then you like something - why are you required to justify yourself? We don’t always have to enjoy the ‘best’ things in this world (clearly my rant’s about to start)…
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The thing I hate most is when kpop fans hate girl groups for no legitimate reason. Like, just because they’re girls you automatically assume they’re just a bunch of fake bitches with no talent. Sorry to break it to you but they work just as hard, if not harder, than your oppas, and they’re talented and gorgeous and funny and they’re real people too. I’d like to see you dance with 5 inch heals on while still looking beautiful and singing perfect.