Cover Photo: Photograph via KBS
Photograph via KBS

Dear H.O.T., I’ll Love You Forever

My obsession with the group was the first step I took away from the life prescribed to me as the Korean American daughter of devout Christian parents.

This is From a K-pop Fan, With Love, a column by Giaae Kwon about her K-pop obsessions, past and present.

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It’s about us.

What idols sell is fantasy. Idols sell the impression of a close camaraderie that is unique and special, and this fantasy extends to the fans.

H.O.T.! H.O.T.! Saranghaeyo, H.O.T.!

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Giaae Kwon is always hungry. Her writing has also appeared in The Rumpus, Buzzfeed Reader, and elsewhere, and she writes the Substack I Love You, Egg. She lives in Brooklyn.