Category Archives: Fandom

[VIDEO] A Bitter (Sweet) Summer Package Unboxing

I promised y’all a bitter unboxing and that’s… Mostly what you’re getting. One thing I and other Black K-pop fans – especially those a bit further along on our own journeys to unlearn internalized antiblackness – have come up against … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: PickMe POC

When I used to be on Tumblr, I’d get a lot of messages and reblogs from people who made it a point to let other people know that I didn’t speak for all POC. I was never arguing that I … Continue reading

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A WFRLL TIMELINE: FOREGROUNDING HIP HOP HISTORY

Note: This timeline is an attempt on my and Jaeyoung’s parts to show a trajectory and some major moments for hip-hop that potentially put these cultures into conversation. As a result, timeline does not cover every single event that happened … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans, Don’t You Have Better Things To Do With Your Time Than Whine About Racebending?

Last year, I said I wasn’t going to do this again. I made a whole thing about it. I was going to pretend that y’all were capable of seeing a racebent character – usually played by a Black character – … Continue reading

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[Video] Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces – PCA 2019

Abstract Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces As fandom spaces become even more active in asking for and creating positive representation about underrepresented identities (i.e., disabled people and queer people), one notable weak spot in fandom representation … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #9: “Really? That’s What Y’all Got Out of Black Panther?”

I know what you’re thinking: this my third or fourth “Fleeting Frustrations” post in a row to talk critically about fandom or something a particular fandom does. I know it doesn’t seem all that fleeting and well… you’re right. Because … Continue reading

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[Video] Stitch Tackles TK Park’s K Pop in the Age of Cultural Appropriation

Some commentary on this whole thing and why these conversations are necessary: The way Blackness is portrayed & performed across kpop is impossible to miss unless you work at being ignorant. Appropriation of Blackness – hair, slang, aesthetic, etc – … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The (Un)Magic of Intent

I’m gonna be real here: Most of the time, people aren’t creating problematic or harmful content with the intent to hurt other people. Honestly, even in an age where spite fuels so much of fandom, a majority of people in … Continue reading

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[Video] The Cultural Appropriation Conversation: So Very Hairy

“The harm of cultural appropriation lies in how the people doing the appropriation of a minority group’s culture, removing it from its context, dehumanize the minority group and dismiss their concerns or humanity.” Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop … Continue reading

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