One thing that inspired this chat box: idols behaving badly. Two specifics? Yoochun‘s fan incident and Block B‘s questionable ability to not goof around.

Patricia and I dive into a discussion on fan culture as it manifests itself in all different ways in K-pop: from the charitable fans who mobilize on behalf of their idols, to the obsessive and possessive fans that make up a large part of the sasaeng culture (who have inspired events like the one Yoochun was caught on video for), to the ones that mobilize in acts of aggressive on behalf of their idols. It’s crazy stuff.


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Congrats to chunface for guessing all the songs from the last podcast. I think it’s time you win a medal, buddy. Leave your guesses below for this week.

We’d love to hear more about your thoughts on fan culture in general, so feel free to leave your thoughts.

Until next time…!