There’s been some complaints lately about the whitification of k-pop.

There’s been some complaints lately about the whitification of k-pop.
It started in caucasian countries, turning all of the korean pop stars super white skinned and then backfed into k-pop itself where they began embracing an almost clowny white look in post-production and even some on stage.

What I wonder is: is she K-pop? The song above at least almost sounds like Australian … australian.. oh I don’t know what it’s called.

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I don’t really follow it much; I kinda like the sound of the k-pop I’ve heard (although admittedly because I don’t follow closely, I get k-pop and j-pop mixed up, even though the styles *are* very different)… but as I try to keep an ear to various cultural trends as I travel the interwebz, I started hearing about this phenom about a year ago or so, and more and more since.

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That poppy didn’t strike me as a creepy chan, although the connection to the macabre is definitely there – in a rather ‘light’ way with the devil character there. Almost reminds me a little of the cute (well kawaii cute) microsoft paint adventures characters in a way (yes I use the full name just to trigger some). — there’s been some strong crossover with the recent online games too, such as the five nights at freddies franchise and especially Undertale…

Very similar cute+creepy combo. Very popular among pre-teen/teen/young women, especially animators.

I had a long time follower on Vine (RIP in a few days I think) who made these little animations.

I did a “roll call” on my youtube (to find out where ppl came from). Turned out she’s 12 yrs old, been doing these animations/edits for at *least* three years now (when she started following me) and it’s all in this fascinating genre mixing pop, horror, a little cringe, some edginess, a little furry and oriental horror themes.

Future’s in good hands I think. I love watching culture evolve and change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzFQQy2iSF0

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come to think of it though, if she was doing this stuff in Myspace days, she’d definitely be one of the strong influencers of the culture that’s been following since – so yeah, I change my mind and agree with you. What I love about cultural shiftings is how easily things blend into other things. I love seeing something and going, “hey, I recognize that influence!”

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thanks btw – it’s refreshing to talk about this stuff ’cause I never do. I honestly have no idea what I’m talking about with this stuff with any certainty – it’s more of a ‘sense of this’ and a ‘sense of that’. Refreshing change from political crap that’s everywhere.

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yeah i love internet anthropology. subcultures are especially fascinating to witness pop up, grow, evolve, ,change, mix, die off, re-emerge. nailed it on the orbit gum lady connection btw

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