K-pop may be an audiovisual marvel to fans of the genre, but for some outsiders, it may seem a bit of a "weird" phenomenon that features flashy colours and crazy music videos.
Due to this perception, there are some fans who may not be willing to express their love of the genre in public, mainly due to embarrassment about liking K-pop. For those people who feel this way, there's no need to stress because every fellow K-pop fan out there is here for support!
An embarrassed K-pop fan started a new thread on Reddit just recently, where they expressed their concerns over keeping their love of K-pop a secret due to what people may think. In a beautiful show of solidarity and support, many fans responded to the thread with positive comments.
Here are some of the supportive comments that were shared among fans about not being embarrassed over liking K-pop:
Even if Kpop is your defining hobby that's still cool.
I was in England for 4 years and I sat next to a girl who loved Bollywood and I hate bollywood (lol) and she wasn't very keen on kpop. But we both used to tell each other about our likes anywayz. And she would say "OMG Sharukh Khan this..." And I'd be like "thats nice OMG Shinee this..." and we still are in contact years later. Basically what I'm trying to say is, is that if you like it then just be honest about it my friends used to joke and say "yeah half-lyf and her kpop" but they were never mean or anything and I didn't force them to like it either.
But it helped that they knew what I liked as a person cuz if you don't know what a person likes it seems harder to approach them.
Sorry this got kinda long winded but i hope my point got across.
You be you if they are rude about it they don't deserve to be your friends.
I used to have the same feeling as you. I used to be embarrassed by it at time so I never told a soul. I sometimes still dont. But now a-days I'm confident about liking kpop because I always tell myself that it's just music. People hear music everyday and they can't avoid it. Whether is a jingle or a hit song. My musical interests just happen to be in another language. I'm in college too and I have told people that i like kpop. I do get teased a bit but it's from friends who don't really mean it. My family knows about it too and they don't mind as well.
Over all what I'm trying to say is, is that if you love kpop and it's a big part of your life, you should be proud of it. When you're proud of something, all the negative comments about that something will be drowned out.
- The people you should care about shouldn’t put you down for things you like.
- I used to be embarrassed of liking pop music, I would chalk it up to being a guilty pleasure. And one day I thought, you know what? These are actually really good, well produced songs. I don't care if hipster a******s don't think it's cool. Don't worry about what anyone else is going to think of you, if your friends/fam say anything, go make friends with those BTS fans. There definitely seems to be a stigma against liking k/j/c pop as a westerner, but I listen to music in all different languages, so I don't see what the big deal is. Just live your life and eff the haters.
- It's your hobby. Don't be afraid to share what you enjoy with others. Be proud of your love for Kpop and always know there's a huge community backing you up.
- For me, it's owning that you like it. Sure, it can be bit embarrassing, but if you're confident in the fact that you like it, people will just accept it (even if they don't understand it).
This is one of the many reasons why K-pop fans of awesome!
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