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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