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He’s the First Openly-Gay K-Pop Idol in Korea

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    The first K-Pop idol to come out of the closet before his debut released his first single earlier this week!

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    Meet Holland, y’all.

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    On January 21, Holland dropped the music video for “Neverland”, a mellow, alternative R&B track that centers on the romance between two lovers as they go through life. We previously reported on Marshall Bang, a Korean-American being the first openly-gay singer in K-pop, but his sound is more distinctively alt-R&B than pop.

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    Look how adorable they are!

    The video features a rare, same-sex kiss in the history of K-Pop, leading to a 19+ rating.

    Throughout, we see him and his partner in a beautiful aesthetic that captures not only our eyes but our hearts.

    And while he’s an independent artist, “Neverland” already hit one million views in the first 24 hours — a rare feat in K-Pop!

    Following his debut, Holland officially joins South Korea’s small community of LGBTQ celebrities, including Hong Suk-chun and Harisu.

    Congratulations on your debut, Holland! We look forward to your success!

    Check out “Neverland” below:

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