Recently in NU’EST’s fandom, LOΛE, there was a pretty hilarious situation (which fortunately ended as of today). May 21 marked NU’EST member Aron 26th birthday (Korean age), and the fandom trended the celebratory hashtag #은하수별_아론_생일축하해 (translates as “Galaxy Star Aron, Happy birthday”) on Twitter. However, few days later, few people from 4 fandoms – Wannable (Wanna One fandom), Army (BTS fandom), EXO-L (EXO fandom), Buddy (GFRIEND fandom) – used the same hashtag to celebrate 5 idols (2 from Wanna One, and 1 of each remaining fandom mentioned) birthdays, without realizing their bias name wasn’t even mentioned in the hashtag (okay, the case with Eunha of GFRIEND is slightly understandable because first 2 hangeul in Aron’s hashtag is actually matching Eunha’s hangeul name).
This constant confusion reminded of those kind of tweets/posts/comments I always hated seeing even back when I still had zero knowledge in Korean. So, today I’d like to talk about ignorance of some K-pop fans towards what’s most dear to their idols – Korean language.
If you’ve been constantly annoyed by endless “speak English”, “English please/plz”, as well as “where tf are the subs” three hours after release of favorite variety show’s newest episode, and such sort of comments from i-fans – welcome to my
TED talk discussion post.
Warning: I have zero intention in sugar coating my words, so whatever I say here (or in any other post on this blog) – is said honestly and fully reflects my thoughts.
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