An online influencer’s desire to identify as ‘transracial’ reveals their own racism, transphobia and privileged perspective.
BTS performs at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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A professor who researches BTS is building a diverse archive of media and analysis about the pop icons.
Members of BTS at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
A new wave of Korean music and cinema can play a powerful role in changing perceptions and stereotypes of Asian people.
The state-sponsored pop cultural renaissance of Korea shows how language isn’t an obstacle to world domination.
Ko tā te kāwanatanga Kōrea whakahou i te ahurea o te marea, kei te whakaatu kāore te reo e aukati ana i tō angitu i te pae matawhānui o te ao.
BTS has broken record after record but the industry still discounts K-pop as not pop.
President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. had thousands of empty seats, thanks at least in part to the actions of teenagers who mobilized on the social media platform TikTok.
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If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
K-pop band BTS and their company, Big Hit, have donated money to Black Lives Matter. Most bands and companies in the industry have not made any sort of statements.
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Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
A cross-border love story set on the Korean peninsula is the most popular television drama in South Korean history.
Even though the way we access pop music has changed and gone digital, hitmakers lag behind other industries in terms of globalisation.
Fans are protesting after Monsta X boy-band member Wonho, second from the left, was outsted.
Monsta X fans have been derided as boy-band dupes, but their protests against the treatment of superstar Wonho shows them rejecting the capitalist system that’s quick to cut people loose.
BTS at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Fans of the band recently mounted a vigorous social media campaign after a controversial Channel Nine segment on BTS aired.
K-pop fans are a global network of varied ages and nationalities, who have an active, creative and symbiotic relationship with their idols.
Members of South Korean boy band Bangtan Boys, or BTS, arrive for the Asia Artist Awards 2018 in Incheon, South Korea, 28 November 2018.
K-pop has claimed its share of the world market. It is about time that I-pop gives its best to do the same.
Their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer sold 2.5m copies – that’s twice as many as One Direction’s last album.
BTS performs ‘Fake Love’ at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018.
K-pop has been hugely popular in Asia, but has never able to catch on in the U.S. – until BTS topped the Billboard 200.
K-pop sensation, BTS.
Five years since they burst on to the scene, and BTS is still fighting for social rights through catchy K-pop tunes.
A growing number of young Asian men are using a plethora of whitening products.
Skin whitening among women has long been commonplace, but now young Asian men too, are using a plethora of whitening products.
My K-pop (Korean Pop) “bias” Rain, the South Korean singer, dancer, and actor whose real name is Jung Ji-Hoon, recently released a new album called Rain Effect, which has reignited my, uh-hum, “academic…
PSY is far from the only player in the global rise of K-pop.
A little over a year ago, South Korean singer PSY galloped onto the global pop circuit singing about “sexy ladies” in the Seoul suburb of Gangnam. What followed were a flurry of articles (some going as…