How to Cover K-pop Fandom With the Seriousness It Deserves

People want to understand K-pop stans after their contributions to the Black Lives Matter movement. The first rule: They are not a monolith.

Fans at the Changwon K-pop World Festival. Photo: Ed Jones/Getty Images

K-pop stans are often marginalized people

K-pop fandom is incredibly intricate

K-pop stans have always been thoughtful—at times

Elliot is a writer from Queens, New York. He is of Dominican and Chinese descent. He runs the YouTube channel bby gang, which releases video essays and art.

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