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CutieJoonie

discussion Has anyone experienced any backlash for liking BTS?

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I’d like to hear about other people’s experiences. For instance, I get a lot of slack for liking them because I’m not Korean or can’t speak Korean. I also get weird looks whenever people see my BTS lock screen. People think it’s weird that I like a group that basically isn’t from America and it’s annoying

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No, my whole family knows I love BTS and they're honestly just happy that I have something in my life I enjoy so much. It also helps that I'm in my 40s, and everyone in the family has things they geek out over. My 16 year old son just affectionately rolls his eyes every time some new BTS merch arrives at our house, and my 71 year old mom is a huge music buff and loves to talk and text with me about them.

I hope people aren't outright rude to you over this. If you're comfortable enough, I'd call them out over the language thing when so many people enjoy opera, anime, latin music, etc and somehow that's not an issue. Also, tons of huge music artists aren't from America. Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Queen, The Beatles, Enya, etc etc etc. 

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I used to from my uncle, last time he did I just came back with "And you don't hear me bitching about what you listen to right? So why are you doing that to me?" 

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My family knows I like BTS and still don't really understand it, but my mom would buy me BTS stuff. My brother calls them gay which is typical of him as he calls every boy band I listen to that.

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I used to but not as much now, but a lot of the backlash was just liking k-pop in general.
Initially, most of the criticism came from my mom (who I can proudly say is an ARMY now) and sister. 

Once in a while I get the mean comments here and there from my sister - sad to say that I'm used to it but it's been years since I've become an ARMY. I don't criticize her for what she likes and she shouldn't for me either. 

You like what you like and not everyone will like or understand it. So you just keep doing you! 

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Yes & no. Many pple IRL i know are just meh & dont really care/react. However being multi stan (esp also being an Exo-L & a gen 2 kpop fan) i definitely end up watching useless fanwars accusing each other (mostly in the form of “xyz 2nd generation band did this before BTS did, i swear im not a hater!” or “just cuz i like this bts song & i dont like this e*o song, doesnt mean i  like bts more than e*o”, etc)

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Only from other kpop fans online. People I know irl have never been mean about it to me, some of them turned out to be ARMY as well or it just didn't matter to them. My mum did give me some flack for going to their concert but that was more to do with the concert itself, honestly she would have complained about me spending that much money regardless of who the artist was. 

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same in my country. But they can't say anything in my phone or in my room. Because they're my special.When my friends listened for the first time, they said things like disgusting, ridiculous.but then they loved it. now they're an army. but they did not mature.:D

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No, because all the people who know who BTS are also like BTS and everyone else has no idea who these BTS folks are.

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On 05.01.2019 at 11:05, movietvdrama said:

Hayır, çünkü BTS’nin kim olduğunu bilen herkes aynı zamanda BTS’ye benziyor ve diğerlerinin de bu BTS’nin kim olduğunu bilmiyorlar.

yes but there are many bias

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never!  In fact, the harshest reaction, if you could even call it harsh, I've ever gotten is "they're not our cup of tea" from my parents. lol But they're very supportive and realize that BTS is what makes me happy.

 

Other boy bands, on the other hand...I always got comments like "they're gay", "they broke up / are breaking up", and somebody even had the audacity to tell me "We found them dead in some random parking garage".  But this was all in high school, so...

 

Well, not ALL in high school.  There was this one guy I used to have as a neighbor at my apartment who would give me so much flak over liking One Direction that I considered moving back in with my parents (he claimed to be supportive of boy band lovers, but he obviously wasn't).  Luckily, he eventually moved out to live with his girlfriend (and no, I couldn't believe he even HAD a girlfriend, he was such a loser!), so I can now flaunt 1D without worry!

 

In your situation, just ignore those assholes.  They just want clout and are jealous because they're not that good-looking.  Like @Maphisto40 said, there are TONS of forighn (not American) artists out there!  Those idiots aren't worth your time AT ALL.

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