K-pop fans question the importance of the K
Yoon So-Yeon, Korea JoongAng Daily – 26 January 2021
Just as the popularity of K-Pop has transcended across borders, a few Korean fans have instead turned inward and conservative over the industry that has boosted South Korea’s economy massively. Despite this, others say it’s important to accept the global success of Korean idols as “the fans who enjoy K-pop do so because it talks about a universal value such as the beauty of life and overcoming hardships instead of political or ethnic issues”.
Read the full article here explaining the in-debate around the importance of the ‘K’ in K-Pop.