There are many reasons as to what defines an international KPOP fan. We thought of few but we are sure there are more. Comment below with your reasons!
Once you stan a group, you stan them till the end. Whether its OT9 , OT12 or even their solo career.
You don’t get KPOP albums/merchandise in your country and hence you end up paying triple the cost because of shipping!
You do not care if Idol A was out shopping, eating or dating Idol B. In fact, that’s even more reason to stan two groups!
You do not define an artists music by his/her past.
You wish KPOP was popular in your country but you are not complaining because you still have 720p and sometimes if you are lucky, 1080p as your favorite companion.
The reason you wish your favorite idols speak even a little bit of English is so that, they can get more fans.
You do not care whether an idol has done plastic surgery or not. What matters is whether that Idol can make you laugh or not.
The only time you have seen your idol sleeping is when it is broad casted, being 186750986 miles away doesn’t help either.
You have begun to bow unconsciously when you meet people or make random KPOP references.
Korean is not your first language but you can either speak it or you are trying hard to.
You have had your share of haters because of your love for KPOP but you don’t care.
You live miles away and you still follow KPOP although you know Korean or not because music has no language.
You may or may not get to see your favorite idols in your country
Maybe at times, you feel sad because of how you can’t protect your idols or how you don’t have much say,
But the truth is,
KPOP would not be known internationally if it wasn’t for you,
‘Hallyu Wave’ word would not be coined if it did not spread to your country,
World Tour would not be called a World Tour if it was held only in one or two countries.
You are as important as any other fan and you are definitely one of the reasons why Oppa or Unnies are being known internationally, why their albums are making waves in itunes or billboards, why they are having sold out concerts, tours or fan meets abroad and why tourism in South Korea has sky rocketed over the last few years. So, lets all continue to love and respect one another because one can’t survive without the other.
BRB, my OTP is waiting for me on 1080p and well,