SAMI: I think the BTS fandom, we are called ARMY, I think ARMY is very diverse community. They are people of different sexualities, different gender identities, different backgrounds from all over the world, and I think that people like to think that fans of K-pop groups or idol groups are all young teenage girls—and that’s okay, teenage girls run the world basically when it comes to online platforms and cool things like that— but I think people forget that K-pop fandoms include people of different identities too and ages. I’ve become friends with people who are in their 30s and 40s who are also into BTS, and sometimes there are people who are even older who are into them too. People seem to forget that or overlook that completely.
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