Anonymous asked: I don't want kpop to become famous in America, but not for selfish reasons but because I am afraid America will change kpop. I live in America and have heard it's music all around me for all of my life and frankly that is why I don't want kpop to become famous here. Most of the music here is crap and about sex, even if an artist didn't start out that way they eventually turn that way. Also America is very judging and that will most definitely get one my nerves. Your a "fool" for not just asking.
Kpop (that is to say, idol music) is just as vapid and crappy as american pop music lol. It’s just packaged differently. I’m so tired of hearing kpop fans say “omg kpop is so much bettarr than american pop” as if SHINee or their lyrics are any more sophisticated than Justin Bieber.
Most idol music is influenced by western pop music/R&B and is a mix of all kinds of pop. You do realize that most of your favorite idols’ dance moves and songs were influenced by other artists, right? And that foreign producers compose songs for idol groups all the time? Yes, American pop music has more overt sexuality and a lot of kpop fans like that idols are a little tame, me being one of them. It’s also important to realize that what’s played on the top 40 radio in the U.S. does not encompass all pop artists or popular musicians, just like the idol groups on the weekly music shows don’t even begin to span all of popular korean music. So saying “most american pop music is crap” is just as ignorant as believing SNSD and 2NE1 are the end-all of popular music in korea.
Um, what do you mean “america is very judging”? You mean if an idol group tries to cross over, they’ll get made fun of? Of course they would. Because America has different standards and expectations of its entertainers than Korea’s pop scene does. Let’s not pretend kpop is grander than it is lol.