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9 Struggles Of Being A K-Pop Fan When You're Not Korean

"Somebody...please...SUB THIS VIDEO."

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1. Loving K-pop songs is one thing, knowing the lyrics is another...

But you will sing those English bits with your whole heart and soul.
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But you will sing those English bits with your whole heart and soul.

2. Plus, the fandom has introduced you to an entire new vocabulary that doesn't translate well into your non-K-pop life.

Not to mention the endless list of bias-wreckers and the pain your actual bias inflicts on you every single day.
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Not to mention the endless list of bias-wreckers and the pain your actual bias inflicts on you every single day.

3. Sometimes everyone's limited knowledge on the subject gets the best of you.

"GANGNAM STYLE" IS GREAT BUT IT'S NOT LIKE "HOTLING BLING" IS THE ONLY AMERICAN POP SONG SO WHY IS THIS ALL ANYBODY KNOWS. (OK, we can be calm and collected. Breathe.)
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"GANGNAM STYLE" IS GREAT BUT IT'S NOT LIKE "HOTLING BLING" IS THE ONLY AMERICAN POP SONG SO WHY IS THIS ALL ANYBODY KNOWS. (OK, we can be calm and collected. Breathe.)

4. And the delay on subs for new videos is a special sort of purgatory.

Context clues and the tiny bits of Korean you've learned are never enough.
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Context clues and the tiny bits of Korean you've learned are never enough.

5. Then there's the struggle of suddenly needing to know your blood type so you can assess compatibility with your fave idols.

"I promise I am healthy and fine I just need to know for research purposes."
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"I promise I am healthy and fine I just need to know for research purposes."

6. Your search history is shameful.

The black holes of K-pop content are available in abundance.
Elaina Wahl / BuzzFeed

The black holes of K-pop content are available in abundance.

7. And your friends never understand how you can get so much joy from simply seeing your favorite bands living their lives.

Do you really need to know what someone is saying to appreciate when they're CLEARLY having fun?
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Do you really need to know what someone is saying to appreciate when they're CLEARLY having fun?

8. You can't even THINK about how nearly impossible it is to see them perform live.

And you suddenly understand the sentiment behind "Come to Brazil."
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And you suddenly understand the sentiment behind "Come to Brazil."

9. But no matter how many times you wonder "WHY AM I LIKE THIS???", you wouldn't change it for the world.

This is a beautiful fandom you've stumbled upon, and nothing can keep you from loving it!
Elaina Wahl / BuzzFeed

This is a beautiful fandom you've stumbled upon, and nothing can keep you from loving it!

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