How not to write about K-pop: problematic language and attitudes
I was never a consumer of K-pop. My fondest memory was the hit song “One and a half” (일과 이분의 일) by Two Two, and then it faded from my life. In my teens, the bombastic style of idol K-pop emerged (much to my chagrin). Studying popular imagery and mass culture in my own practice, it was inevitable I would cross paths with the maximalist pastiche again. But I became interested in BTS and its cultural movement for a different reason.