• http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

    If they are seriously calling it the “Asian Jersey Shore”, I kinda doubt any misconceptions are going to be broken. It’s more likely we will develop some ALL NEW exciting misconceptions about K-pop. Yay…

    But hey, maybe South Park will do an episode about it if it gets too over the top like they did to Jersey Shore. Snooky want smoosh smoosh.

    • Streby

      How I love your comments, so apt and awesome! 

  • https://twitter.com/boice_aya Aya Jung

    I’m not one to generalize KPop fans through their idols. I mean, SNSD could be all cutesy and bubbly but I don’t think all their fans are the same way. You have to admit, some of these so-called fans are just in it more for the visuals rather than the music. I know of people who like some KPop idol whose image is completely different from their personalities. 

    Now with regards to this K-town, is it surprising that these guys like KPop? In some way it is. Imagine these people getting drunk and horny while listening to KPop songs. Hmm. Pretty weird right? Anyway, it probably still depends on what songs they’re listening to. Plus, if it’s YG then the most of the songs are probably just right for their kind of rendezvous. But again, I wouldn’t know really.

  • http://twitter.com/_amyhoney ☆Amy

    It irks me that Western society’s interests have devolved to the point where we find watching a couple of semi-mature pseudo-adults getting shitfaced all the time entertainment. Or sex. There’s gotta be a lot of sex and a lot of drama surrounding whose shagging who!

    While I often believe the wholesomeness of Kpop is highly overrated, I don’t ignore the obvious balance it has over the Korean society. Asian societies in general are more concerned with the “family unit” than the individual, a trait I find sorely lacking in the West. 

    I think both the East and the West need to find a center balance. They’ve pushed to extremes where one is all about reputation and dignity, the other has absolutely no shame. I think both fans could learns a lesson from each other on what the definition of CLASS is.

    On the note of K-Town, it’s just as embarrassing to watch these kids makes asses out themselves as it is those Jersey people. I don’t care how much they love KPop; based on their attitudes, I wouldn’t associate with them.

  • http://www.stephaniemorillo.com/ Stephanie

    I think 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

      Nobody is unworthy to be a fan of anything — but the question is, why only focus on the douchebags that like birkenstocks (just an example) over the normal people?

      The answer: America’s tastes are shameless. If they weren’t, there is no way in hell any of the Kardashian sisters, Paris Hilton, any of those dipshits on The Hills, Snooki or the Jersey Shore cast (The Situation isn’t a name, it’s a circumstance — and in his case it’s not a pretty one), or half the Housewives of America would even sniff fame. 

      It isn’t even bad that they choose to highlight some of these people. A little different flavor is great. But to highlight ONLY these people is the mistake. 

      How about damn some variety? If you watch Jersey Shore, you might be (mistakenly) led to believe most people in Jersey are like those canker sores. 

      The sad thing is, people unfamiliar with K-pop who are introduced to it through that show will get a very skewed idea of what K-pop fans are like.

      I mean, sure, there are creepy ahjussi fans, pedo noonas, psychos, horrifyingly immature boys and girls — and even occasionally pretentious windbags with a tendency for laborious exposition (not me… what are you looking at?:P) — that follow K-pop, but Goddammit at least there is variety!

      • Fresh Lemons

         Don’t just blame America. A lot of the reality shows that are in America have counterparts in other countries such as how in the UK they have their own version of Jersey that has been going on for about 3 seasons and not stopping anytime soon. Just to say that America has bad taste is pointless because many countries also broadcast the same things that are shown in America, even if we feel the show is terrible or not

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

          Oh don’t misunderstand me, I don’t blame just America. This downward spiral television has taken is certainly a global issue. Maybe it would be more correct to say the downward spiral the media has taken (it certainly isn’t restricted to television). But since I am American, I only feel qualified to speak from the perspective of an American — which is why I appreciate hearing a different opinion from someone outside this country.

  • ccatherine ssong

    I have seen K-town on youtube and I cannot see them as being kpop fans…very surprising.  I guess I shouldn’t talk since I’m in my 40’s who just got into kpop 2-3 years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/sebsobandsky Sabah

    Surprising? No, not really. To be honest, I find it quite natural that ‘relatively’ superficial and shallow people would like ‘relatively’ superficial and shallow pop music.  There really isn’t a disconnect.  Much like K-town, in Kpop, you would find a lot of style over substance, swag over manners and words over actions.  Of course that isn’t to say that you won’t find depth in either but they are not known for it nor are they the quintessence of profundity. 

    Yet despite being a prude, the polar opposite to K-town ‘cast,’ I love Kpop too.  Astonishing? No, because like them I love that stunning beauty, that charm of swag, that appeal of pretty and the enchantment of something so polished, so flawless it’s unreal.  Even if people are turned off by the lack of substance, few would honestly find Kpop ‘ugly,’ even just on a surface level AND by nature we are attracted to beauty. 

    I don’t think anyone believes that the K-town cast are actually listening to Kpop lyrics for guidance or a code of conduct to live by WHICH I am sure is true for every Kpop fan over a certain age. 

    So, it’s not really shocking to find that even K-Town people like pretty things. 

  • jesuis2

    The people in K-Town are frankly losers, but let’s keep in mind that much of it is scripted and that “conflicts” are often contrived.

  • Janee’

    K-pop fans living by the same image k-pop idols project? I don’t find it surprising at all that K-Town cast members like k-pop. That show was meant to appeal to a certain demographic so of course they want everyone to look like “a good time” (except Joe lol) but I’m sure if they wanted to show their professional career oriented sides they could have done that just as easily. Why would a fan live by the same rules as someone referred to as an idol anyways? It’s unrealistic. I listen to k-pop but then I’ll listen to Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, PEACHES, Kanye West, Adele, etc. Although there are things that appeal to me other than the music itself, I don’t want to be any of these people. Maybe the music fits my mood or a thought process or even a memory. Maybe I just like to dance my ass off. There is no need to place k-pop fans in a box because they are not idols and that’s just not realistic. 

  • Seri Park

    K-pop about purity?  Teen Top songs are hardly pure… nor those of BEG or 4Minute or KARA… perhaps SNSD is faux pure… but there are undertones of sexuality everywhere.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3O73S4PB7NZRSRVPOOCIH3ZG34 Susan

    You don’t have to fit into a particular demographic to like mindless, catchy songs.

  • http://twitter.com/sollenatburger Sonwabile Antonie

    I tried to watch this hot mess but I couldnt get past episode 3. To be honest, the show is supposed to advertise anything and everything Korea so its not surprise that they like Kpop.

    But one thing I find annoying are those fans who think they are high and mighty just cos they like kpop for its purity and innocence. Music is music people. Just enjoy it and shut up