CrookedShadow
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Hello everyone!!

So this is a question that's been bothering me since the day I got into kpop. It's also probably something that pops up inside every international fan's head every now and then. I know this is a huge topic and I'm surprised that I'm even asking this, but I just had to ask it, even if I already know what the answer is.

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Okay, so the question is pretty self explanatory, which means that I hopefully won't talk too much in this card. Really, all I want to know is if you guys think that it's weird if non Koreans/Asians listen to it.
To be honest, if someone came up to me and told me that they listened to kpop and they weren't Asian at all then I'd probably think that they're weird. I can honestly say this since every time I think about this that's what comes to mind. It is weird. Like, we have no idea what they're saying and we're attracted to them even though they're not the same race as us.
See, that part probably doesn't really matter since it doesn't matter if your attracted to one race or not, that's your preference. But is it weird for us to listen to kpop even though we don't understand them unless we look at a translation?
Really, I think that's all I have to say since I really just want to see what you all have to say. I already know what I think, so I'd rather see what everyone else says. Please put your honest opinion, no one is going to judge you or hate on you based on your opinion. So please, be as honest as possible!!

What do you guys think?

Is it perfectly normal for non Koreans/Asians to listen to korean pop music, or do you think it's pretty weird?

Are you confident enough to sing All In by Monsta X in a public place, or do you just sing to it when you're alone in your room? That's all based on you guys' opinions.

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I think it's normal. In Mexico they listen to music from the US and they don't understand it. When I would go, my cousins would always be like "what does this mean?" But they'd still listen to it, if you like the music, listen to it. And no I'm not embarrassed to sing kpop in public, I embrace it 🤗🤗
It's completely normal. We just don't think it's normal in the USA because in our country, we typically have a "learn English" attitude and therefore if the music is not in English and we can't understand the lyrics (though really sometimes I can't even understand English lyrics) then it's not nearly as "acceptable."
Contd: but that's a bullshit mindset and almost NO other culture feels that way. Most cultures have no problem listening to music in a language they don't necessarily understand because they like the music.
It's perfectly normal to enjoy music from any culture. It's music but I'm not going to lie and say I hid my kpop music for a fee months after finding it, but now I blast it in my car when I'm grocery shopping (yup without ear buds) and sure I get some looks and weird stares, but you know what I also met some good friends from doing this who are still nervous to share the taste.
I really don't care. If it's good music, its worth listening to. And I do hear that "why do you listen to them when you can't understand what they're saying", or "why do you like that music, you're not Asian". At first I was a little shy but after awhile I got over it and listened to it whenever I want, even at work. For me it's normal, at one point along the course of my life, I was listening to Ricky Martin and some guy named Fermin. It's true, the U.S. does have that shitty "need to speak English" attitude. Hello U.S.A, time to wake up, it's only in the U.S. and Canada, that speak a MAJORITY of English, and Great Britain. The rest of the world, different languages. And I think that all music, from any country should be allowed to be heard in the U.S. and included in music charts. I mean if you can't understand what is being said, then learn what it says. You expect people to learn English to understand you so why can't you learn what their saying?
It is completely normal! People make it seem that if you are not from that culture then you should not be listening to that kind of music. It is no difference then people who listen to country music but are from other ethnicities. Society makes us think that we should stay within our own ethnicities, but you should have the choice of what you want to listen to and what you like.
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