Hollywood celebrities who love K-pop: Cruella’s Emma Stone, WWE and F9 star John Cena and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams are all BTS fans – but who stans CL and SNSD?
The former WWE star has been a long-time fan of K-pop, but this year he told The Ellen DeGeneres Show how much his love for the genre has grown after Korean fans caught word of his taste in music and embraced him.
The Fast & Furious 9 actor has said that BTS fans even inspired his next two books.
The Amazing Spider-Man star added that 2NE1’s I Am The Best was a fave track of hers.
Stone also once told Jimmy Fallon in 2019 that she “involuntarily screamed” while watching BTS do a sound check for the Saturday Night Live show she was hosting. Fallon laughed, but Stone insisted it was true, telling the late night TV host: “I’m actually not kidding. It came out of my body, like ‘Aaah!’ Like a chemical reaction happened.”
Lorde has been a fan of K-pop since high school after a friend introduced her to the likes of 2NE1 and Girls’ Generation. Since then the New Zealand singer has gone on to chat to rapper CL online, tweeting: “You are the best I hope we get to hug one day.”
Explaining why she liked the genre, she said: “It is because their melodies and songs are very interesting. Their melodies are a lot more charming than the Western pop which I grew up listening to.”
The British, US-based late night TV host has been credited both with helping BTS grow more popular internationally and clearing the way for other K-pop acts.
The Carpool Karaoke star has not only promoted BTS on his show and regularly mentioned them on social media, but he name-dropped the boys in an interview with British Vogue.
The Game of Thrones actress has made no secret of her love for K-pop, especially BTS. The British star has taken part in the group’s Idol dance challenge and admitted to one follower, “Yes, I stan BTS for life”. She said that Jungkook was her favourite member. Williams’ Twitter profile also features a picture of her sitting next to BTS.
- Lorde has been a fan of Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 since high school, wants to collaborate with singer Lee Hi and told rapper CL, ‘I hope we get to hug one day’
- The BTS members have appeared on James Corden’s show, while Emma Stone said she screamed when she saw the boys backstage before a Saturday Night Live episode