K-pop Twitter flamed Ethan Klein of popular YouTube channel, h3h3, for roasting the global music sensation’s fans.
Klein called fans “gay” and their love for K-pop a “fetish.” They say his rant was “homophobic” and “racist” on #h3h3isoverparty.
Hours later, YouTuber Keemstar got #BanKpopAccounts trending with over 84,000 tweets. Is YouTube going to war with K-pop Twitter?
Over the weekend, one of YouTube’s most popular channels, h3h3, took a swipe at K-pop fans. The channel, run by husband-wife duo, Ethan and Hila Klein, is notorious for controversial statements and shocking humor.
Here’s an excerpt of Ethan’s offending remarks Saturday:
I don’t like K-pop, I hate K-pop, I don’t get BTS. They look like they’re just a bunch of – how did this become a thing in Western culture where all these grown men and little girls are jerking off to little K-pop boys? It’s like a little fetish. A little twink gay fetish about these K-pop boys.
Fellow YouTube troll, Joey Salads (who is currently running for US Congress in NY-11), hyped Klein’s brutal reaction as “Savage.”
Keemstar Joins h3h3 Attack on K-Pop
The backlash against K-pop stans seems to be the result of burnout over the devoted fan base’s obnoxiously relentless, borderline spammy presence on social media.
This summer, Mashable did a feature article covering the K-pop fancam spam problem on Twitter. The genre’s rabid groupies frequently interrupt completely unrelated threads with fan videos of K-pop bands.
Keemstar, h3h3’s longtime frenemy who rose to fame with his YouTube DramaAlert channel, hit back hard at Korean pop fandom Sunday night.
He promised to spend the next 12 hours sipping coffee and flagging K-pop accounts all night. That made the Korean pop fans even angrier. #BanKpopAccounts had 84,000 tweets and counting by midday Monday.
One K-pop fan pointed out that’s never going to happen. Why? Because Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is one of them.
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