Some K-pop fan-girls fear ridicule from friends and family for having ‘lowbrow tastes’. This 14-year-old fan spent the night at Hong Kong International Airport to catch a glimpse of BTS. Photo: Rachel Cheung Some K-pop fan-girls fear ridicule from friends and family for having ‘lowbrow tastes’. This 14-year-old fan spent the night at Hong Kong International Airport to catch a glimpse of BTS. Photo: Rachel Cheung
Some K-pop fan-girls fear ridicule from friends and family for having ‘lowbrow tastes’. This 14-year-old fan spent the night at Hong Kong International Airport to catch a glimpse of BTS. Photo: Rachel Cheung
Korea Times

The dark secret of K-pop: the fan-girls who keep their love for their idols hidden from friends and family, fearing ridicule

  • K-pop fans may wait for days to catch a glimpse of their idols, and often gather in huge enthusiastic crowds
  • But some keep their fandom a secret, especially adult fan-girls, who fear ridicule and derision

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Some K-pop fan-girls fear ridicule from friends and family for having ‘lowbrow tastes’. This 14-year-old fan spent the night at Hong Kong International Airport to catch a glimpse of BTS. Photo: Rachel Cheung Some K-pop fan-girls fear ridicule from friends and family for having ‘lowbrow tastes’. This 14-year-old fan spent the night at Hong Kong International Airport to catch a glimpse of BTS. Photo: Rachel Cheung
Some K-pop fan-girls fear ridicule from friends and family for having ‘lowbrow tastes’. This 14-year-old fan spent the night at Hong Kong International Airport to catch a glimpse of BTS. Photo: Rachel Cheung
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