Into The K-Pop World
As the huge queues at BTS’ London pop-up showed this week, merch matters. But keeping up appearances as a fan has its price.
Korean class enrolments rose by 13.7% between 2013 and 2016, making it the 11th most studied language in the US. How much of this is to do with K-pop?
Despite there being only one openly gay idol, many LGBTQ+ people find solace and joy in an industry that's notoriously conservative.