Interview: The Rise of the K-Pop Fanboy

Client: Metro UK (2018)


As K-Pop spreads further and deeper into the western mainstream, the numbers of international fanboys are surging. While there remains prejudice and racism towards K-Pop and its idols, global fanboys, who themselves range across age, race and sexuality, are openly stanning online and in real life, breaking up the traditional vision of what fans of male pop groups look like.


We talked to five international fanboys about their love for male pop groups, their fandom family, and why being a K-Pop fanboy has helped them understand themselves, and the concept of masculinity, far better.

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