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World domination is at hand…

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

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I can’t with this man — JAEHYUN (Jeong Yoon Oh) of NCT 127, allpop

It starts like this:

You saw the meltdown begin at about minute 1:48 or so. Yep, that was a Black man full grown fanboying over my favorite K-pop crew NCT 127.

He now reviews everything they do. And has become one of my favorite NCT 127 “reactors.” (See the final video down below for the reactor duo who make me laugh ’til I cry, every time.)

That’s how it happens. You leap out of the shower to find out “Who DAT?” when a particularly amazing song pops up in a playlist — yes, I did that.

And a few weeks later you wind up missing the Super Bowl because you were so busy watching that same band show you that they’re also … well, inexplicably good at archery, soccer and, even more inexplicably, bowling:

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Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.