BTS fans are scalping all types of merchandise online for hundreds of dollars and making money off of their idols.
Scalping the merchandise: K-pop fans, especially ones in the BTS ARMY, are notorious for buying and selling collectibles to show their support for their favorite bands and band members.
South Korea passed a new law that would let BTS and other world-renowned K-pop artists postpone their mandatory military service until the age of 30.
On Tuesday, the South Korean parliament passed an amendment to the Military Service Act, officially granting exceptions for global celebrities who help uplift the country’s economy and cultural status, Reuters reported.
A former beauty queen in the Philippines has come under fire after taking a jab at K-Pop and accusing Filipinos of “trying to be like Koreans.”
Imelda Bautista Schweighart, who was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2016, took her feelings about the genre to a Facebook post on Monday.
A new K-pop girl group featuring human and virtual members will debut in November.
Aespa, stylized as æspa, will be the first girl group to launch from industry leader SM Entertainment since Red Velvet, which debuted in 2014.
K-pop fans are buzzing over a Senegalese singer set to debut as one of the members of the new girl group Black Swan.
About the group: Black Swan, also known as B.S., which is a rebranded version of RaNia, was first unveiled in July with its five members Hyeme (Kim Hye Mi), Youngheun (Go Young Heun), Leia (Ayumi Larissa), Judy (Kim Da Hye) and Fatou (Fatou Samba).
K-pop supergroup BTS has broken another record with the release of their new all-English single for “Dynamite,” which reached #1 on iTunes and Spotify on Friday.
A conservative politician in Florida is making headlines after claiming K-pop is “foreign propaganda” and that the meaning of BTS is “Big Time Socialists.”
K.W. Miller, who is running for Congress in Florida, tweeted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC), who serves as the representative for New York’s 14th District, conspired with “KPOP agents” to sabotage Trump’s rally, according to AllKpop.
South Korean pop group BLACKPINK has set several new Guinness World Records for their recently released single “How You Like That.”
The new music video, which garnered more than 86.3 million views when it was first released on June 26, set the new record for “Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours,” “Most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours” and “Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group,” according to Guinness World Records.
K-pop stans and TikTok users are being hailed as heroes for their reported hand in the not so impressive turnout in Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
According to the New York Times, Trump was “furious” at the low number of supporters in attendance on Saturday night.
Filipino K-pop fans are foiling attempts by pro-government groups to drum up support for a controversial bill in the Philippines.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently proposed a tougher law against terrorism which many critics feared would be used to restrict Filipinos’ basic freedoms, according to Rappler.
The Dallas Police Department’s mobile app iWatch Dallas crashed due to a flood of video submissions from K-pop fans as a way to protect the identities of the Black Lives Matter protesters.
The online protest began after Twitter user @7soulsmap shared a screenshot of the Dallas PD post asking its citizens to send “video of illegal activity” from the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday, according to Buzzfeed News.