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5 reasons why K-Pop fans are the best

By Maria A. / 2017.04.10
Boy band BTS attends the 5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on February 17, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.

Let's face it: K-Pop fans are the best. They are completely devoted to their favorite groups and their biases to the point that they would defend them to the ends of the Earth. If you're a fan yourself, you can definitely relate to these 5 reasons why K-Pop fans are the best.

They give the best gifts

Gift-giving is something fans across the world are accustomed to. It's their way of telling their favorite stars that they support and love them. But nothing can beat the level of camaraderie K-Pop fans have when it comes to celebrating their idol's birthday. Aside from the usual gifts and letters, they plant forests and name them after idol group members.

Most recently, EXO Chen's Korean and Chinese fan clubs got together for "EXO Chen Forest No. 3," Soompi reported. Not only are they celebrating the singer's birthday, but they are also helping the environment by planting trees.

They can trend anything on Twitter

When K-Pop fans want something to happen, they put their maximum effort to it. Social media has been an efficient outlet for fans to come together to discuss things and express their love for their idols. They easily make K-Pop topics trend worldwide without a sweat.

According to allkpop, BTS fans across the globe banded together to protect Jimin from the death threats against him by trending the hashtag #ArmysWIllProtectJimin. It became a worldwide trending topic, as with other hashtags related to idols' birthdays or other milestones.

They are fiercely loyal

K-Pop fans are very loyal and will go to the ends of the Earth to protect and defend their idols. They easily get a whiff of acts that plagiarize their idols' work and call them out on social media for plagiarism.

A recent incident happened with Russian singer Albina who was criticized by fans for allegedly copying Taeyang's "Eyes, Nose, Lips." According to Soompi, fans claimed that Albina's song "I Love You" has the same melody and instrumental as Taeyang's song.

Fandoms will even go against other fandoms especially when their favorites are rivals.

They are very dedicated

Learning a new language is difficult, but some K-Pop fans really put their heart and soul into learning the language of K-Pop groups and understanding their songs better. Even a non-Korean speaker can sing along to a song from their biases. Some fans even make dance covers dedicated to their idols.

They are a solid community

You can easily make friends in the K-Pop community by simply being a fan and sharing the same likes and interests as the others. You'll find people with the same biases as you, and later on you'll be talking like you've been besties for a long time.

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