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I’m Not Rich Enough for K-Pop Fandom

Stan culture exposed how my loyalty to bands was measured by how much merch I could — or couldn’t — afford

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Welcome to “How I Got Radicalized,” a new series at GEN that tells a story about a cultural moment that made you drastically rethink how society works.



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