K-Pop Twitter Flames YouTube’s h3h3 for Calling Fans ‘Gay’

Popular YouTubers h3h3 and Keemstar just started an all out social media war between K-pop Twitter and fans of YouTube shock jocks.
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Popular YouTubers h3h3 and Keemstar just started an all out social media war between K-pop Twitter and fans of YouTube shock jocks. | Source: h3h3/YouTube
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  • 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.

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K-Pop Twitter Throws #h3h3isoverparty

The K-pop stan “everglow” brightened to nova levels Sunday night. The fan army piled the #h3h3isoverparty hashtag sky high with stern rebukes to Ethan’s remarks:

k-pop twitter bts fan fires back at h3h3
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The “K-pop fans are hardworking, successful people” theme was prevalent.

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Source: Twitter

Some of the offended fans dug up more politically incorrect statements from the h3 podcast and posted them.

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Then h3h3 stans responded with an #h3h3isnotoverparty hashtag.

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And Ethan Klein himself gave back as good as he got to his critics on Twitter. He called out K-pop fans for cyberbullying their own idols, leading to two K-pop stars’ suicides in October and November.

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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.

Keemstar announced:

Flagged 4345 Kpop accounts for spam.

Only 2.7 mill more to go. #BanKpopAccounts

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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Another Twitter user had an apt description for the clash of stans:

bankpopaccounts versus k-pop twitter's h3h3isoverparty
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Not all YouTubers are on h3h3’s side. Swedish tuber PewDiePie crashed the #h3h3isoverparty to tweet:

https://twitter.com/pewdiepie/status/1204008390315433985

Although with PewDiePie, we can’t be sure it isn’t a parody.

Josiah Wilmoth edited this article for CCN - Capital & Celeb News. If you see a breach of our Code of Ethics or find a factual, spelling, or grammar error, please contact us.

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