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NCTzens and ARMYs fight and miss the biggest takeaway from NCT 127’s IG live

K-Pop stan Twitter has always been eventful. Like, there’s honestly no such thing as a quiet “news day” whenever K-Pop fandoms are involved.

There’s always just something to write about, most especially about fan behavior—good or bad. Well, mostly bad because we, as a community, have to talk about it. There are things that we have to address as a whole, because bad behavior makes normies hate us even more.

Okay, so the topic in question: remember that whole fight NCTzens and ARMYs were on during the past weekend? Where ARMYs said that NCT’s going to court for defamation and impersonation? Yeah, that whole thing was a funny thing to watch from the sidelines.

But, let’s take a whole recap of the events that had transpired.

First, NCT 127 went on live the other day on their Instagram and talked about their experience in Mexico. On their live, the members mentioned how they were mistaken for another boy group (we obviously don’t have to mention it anymore) and were offered drinks afterwards. One member said that the two situations were different from one another and had to clarify that as their IG live went on.

NCTzens were having a party when the news hit the timeline, making memes and all that. Then, ARMYs went on their case, saying that NCT 127 accepting drinks for free under the name of BTS was wrong. Which, to be honest, looking at it at an outside perspective, does sound a little wrong because why would you impersonate someone right?

However, NCT 127 talking about that whole situation while on live does mean something. They were, in a way, addressing the racism they experienced while abroad. How was it racism, you might ask. Well, first of all, how is it not racism?

As everyone knows, BTS isn’t the only K-Pop boy group around that has made a name for themselves overseas. Though, it has indeed come to a point that whenever someone that isn’t Korean (or Asian) just talks about liking K-Pop, the immediate association is of course, BTS. Pair it with a kind of disgusted look on their faces, and yeah that’s the rest of the Western world that hasn’t totally embraced K-Pop or is still quite racist about it.

Despite how big the influence of K-Pop has become all around the world, there are still those people who look down and laugh about it. Some still even hold the belief that all Asian people are the same, when clearly, they’re not.

NCTzens and ARMYs did have a big fight on the Internet because of the whole situation though. ARMYs were taking the “impersonation” thing seriously, while NCTzens were having a laugh at the “BTS accusations” received by NCT 127. Here are some of it, with both fandoms ending up doxing each other at some point:


Because of the whole fight that the two fandoms had, everyone kind of missed the point of why they brought up the whole “waitress mistaking them for BTS” sitch. No, NCT 127 didn’t mention them for clout, and yes maybe they were being disrespectful because they didn’t include the “-sunbaenim” suffix afterwards, but still.

They were subtly calling out the racism that the Western world still has—just because they were famous Korean artists doesn’t mean they’re BTS. And they weren’t “riding on BTS’ name” either. So, this whole fight was just a big circus.

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