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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Netizens waffle between gratitude and worry at the phenomenon of 'Koreaboos'

Article: 'Koreaboos' people who crazily want to be Korean

Source: Oh My News via Nate

1. [+177, -27] Let's not act like we're really so amazing that this is real

2. [+137, -13] For a more relatable comparison, look at the pathetic hip hop stars in our country ㅋㅋㅋ they act all cringey like they're actual gangsters, right? Koreaboos are seen the same way ㅋㅋㅋㅋ they love K-Pop so much that they go around acting like they're Korean

3. [+6, -5] I don't know what's so wrong about Koreaboos. A variety of different type of people are bound to exist in society, and Koreaboos are one type of them. It's not like they're a hate group like Neo Nazis or the alt right. They're just a group born out of a cultural preference... I think criticizing Koreaboos is a type of racism in itself. There are tons of people who glamorize America but they don't get called Americaboos or are seen as problematic. Think of all the people who are fans of Marvel or Disney or even pop stars. Just respect everyone's differences.

4. [+5, -3] Well they should become Koreans and get a taste of the hell that is our country

5. [+4, -0] It's the same thing as otakus in Japanese culture, right??? 

6. [+4, -0] K-Pop, K-Dramas, Hallyu should not be seen as a culture in itself but just businesses in the entertainment industry. Once these things go beyond something you enjoy in your free time to something you spend all your time focusing on, your life will get tiring ㅋㅋ

7. [+4, -2] And yet, think of all the people who dream of becoming Americans...

8. [+4, -1] These Koreaboos are basically otakus

9. [+1, -0] Things always look good when you don't understand deeper about it

10. [+1, -1] Koreaboos are basically seen as a joke like otakus are (people who are into anime, manga, etc), just that they're into K-Pop

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