Pop stars like Chinese singer Jackson Yee are influenced by K-pop idols from South Korea such as BTS, but China’s state-run media condemns the young idols, calling them “sissy pants” and “young fresh meat”.

Chinese boys train to be ‘real men’ to fight the BTS idol effect, but the make-up could be here to stay

  • Anxious about their boys becoming ‘sissy pants’ men who wear make-up and earrings, some Chinese parents are taking a hard-line approach
  • But looking like a K-pop star or Jackson Yee will not make a young man unpopular with Chinese women, while not every male wants to look like a tough guy
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Pop stars like Chinese singer Jackson Yee are influenced by K-pop idols from South Korea such as BTS, but China’s state-run media condemns the young idols, calling them “sissy pants” and “young fresh meat”.
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BTS have become the biggest band in K-pop since their first release in 2013.

BTS: everything you need to know about the global K-pop superstars, from Too Cool For School to the Billboards

  • With an army of fans around the world and songs and albums that have topped the Billboard charts, BTS are K-pop’s biggest band
  • BTS interact with their fans on social media, sing about social issues and cross genres with their music
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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BTS have become the biggest band in K-pop since their first release in 2013.
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