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K-pop’s online activism for Black Lives Matter is complicated

36:15 | Jun 19th

3 recommendations

K-Pop fans have come to the aid of Black Lives Matter protestors online. If you know your history, that may come as a surprise. Links: A beginner’s guide to K-pop How K-pop fans are weaponizing the ...Show More


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mm recommended:Jul 10th

If you were wondering what was going on with Kpop fans and their recent online activism, this is a great 101 on it. But the entire fandom might not be as virtuous as it seems. Also there’s definitely Black cultural appropriation in Kpop.

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

jennx recommended:Jul 6th

Eye-opening podcast! K-pop fans have recently used their fandom power to virtually support the BLM movement. We’ve seen them spam the Dallas police app with fan cams, take over #whitelivesmatter hashtags, and crash Trump’s rallies. However, the situation is much more complicated and contentious with...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational

rmmiller364 recommended:Jun 23rd

Awesome episode. I’ve been following the recent news about K-pop fandom and BLM activism, so I really appreciated this episode which examined the community’s recent activism through the lens of the history of K-pop’s appropriation of black music and culture and the racism that is often found in US-b...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking
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