Fans cheer at the K-pop World Festival on October 11, 2019, in Changwon. Photo: AFPFans cheer at the K-pop World Festival on October 11, 2019, in Changwon. Photo: AFP
Fans cheer at the K-pop World Festival on October 11, 2019, in Changwon. Photo: AFP

BTS Army and K-pop fans: the unexpected allies of the US protests and Black Lives Matter

  • When K-pop sensation BTS expressed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, they triggered a wave of support from their international fans
  • K-pop experts say zealous activism by fans is nothing new, with die-hard fans often doing whatever it takes to support their favourite stars
Topic |   George Floyd protests
Fans cheer at the K-pop World Festival on October 11, 2019, in Changwon. Photo: AFPFans cheer at the K-pop World Festival on October 11, 2019, in Changwon. Photo: AFP
Fans cheer at the K-pop World Festival on October 11, 2019, in Changwon. Photo: AFP
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