- K-pop Twitter flamed Ethan Klein of well-liked YouTube channel, h3h3, for roasting the world-wide songs sensation’s fans.
- Klein identified as fans “homosexual” and their like for K-pop a “fetish.” They say his rant was “homophobic” and “racist” on #h3h3isoverparty.
- Hrs afterwards, YouTuber Keemstar acquired #BanKpopAccounts trending with about 84,000 tweets. Is YouTube going to war with K-pop Twitter?
Around the weekend, one of YouTube’s most well-liked channels, h3h3, took a swipe at K-pop fans. The channel, run by husband-wife duo, Ethan and Hila Klein, is infamous for controversial statements and surprising humor.
Here is an excerpt of Ethan’s offending remarks Saturday:
I do not like K-pop, I hate K-pop, I do not get BTS. They glimpse like they are just a bunch of – how did this turn into a factor in Western lifestyle wherever all these developed men and very little ladies are jerking off to very little K-pop boys? It is like a very little fetish. A very little twink homosexual fetish about these K-pop boys.
K-Pop Twitter Throws #h3h3isoverparty
The K-pop stan “everglow” brightened to nova levels Sunday evening. The supporter military piled the #h3h3isoverparty hashtag sky large with stern rebukes to Ethan’s remarks:
The “K-pop fans are hardworking, thriving people today” topic was widespread.
Some of the offended fans dug up more politically incorrect statements from the h3 podcast and posted them.
Then h3h3 stans responded with an #h3h3isnotoverparty hashtag.
And Ethan Klein himself gave again as excellent as he acquired to his critics on Twitter. He identified as out K-pop fans for cyberbullying their very own idols, top to two K-pop stars’ suicides in Oct and November.
Fellow YouTube troll, Joey Salads (who is presently operating for US Congress in NY-11), hyped Klein’s brutal reaction as “Savage.”
Keemstar Joins h3h3 Assault on K-Pop
The backlash towards K-pop stans seems to be the end result of burnout about the devoted supporter base’s obnoxiously relentless, borderline spammy existence on social media.
This summer time, Mashable did a feature report masking the K-pop fancam spam trouble on Twitter. The genre’s rabid groupies regularly interrupt fully unrelated threads with supporter movies of K-pop bands.
Keemstar, h3h3’s longtime frenemy who rose to fame with his YouTube DramaAlert channel, hit again challenging at Korean pop fandom Sunday evening.
Flagged 4345 Kpop accounts for spam.
Only 2.7 mill more to go. #BanKpopAccounts
He promised to devote the following 12 hours sipping espresso and flagging K-pop accounts all evening. That designed the Korean pop fans even angrier. #BanKpopAccounts had 84,000 tweets and counting by midday Monday.
One K-pop supporter pointed out that is by no means going to occur. Why? Mainly because Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is one of them.
One more Twitter person had an apt description for the clash of stans:
Not all YouTubers are on h3h3’s facet. Swedish tuber PewDiePie crashed the #h3h3isoverparty to tweet:
Even though with PewDiePie, we won’t be able to be absolutely sure it isn’t really a parody.
This report was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.