Wanna ask your stance on this: what about fans that jokingly say “I wanna be Korean” or “I need a Korean man” or stuff like that? I mean I joke every year for my birthday that I want a korean man but in reality the culture barrier is not something I can get over to marry someone internationally (I’m Persian living in Kuwait). What do you think of self-aware fans that joke about their obssession? And how to respond to people who yell at you “you fetishizer!” “I wasnt serious!!!” “LIAR! KOREABOO!!” and it’s like…. I make crazy jokes about everything like “I will eat a horse” but I won’t do it! Help? How to respond?
admin’s note: my biggest problem with this is where is the line between kidding around and genuinely koreabooish behaviour? you are literally doing all the same things that koreaboos do, except “jokingly”. unfortunately, saying “jk!!!!” at the end doesn’t make the ideas you’re perpetuating less offensive.
my stance is that you should probably stop. if you want to make k-pop jokes, then fine, but you shouldn’t be surprised when people call you a fetishizer or a koreaboo. does a non-black person using the n-word as a joke make it any more acceptable? (that’s an extreme example, of course, but you get my point). just think of how it would sound if someone was joking about really being into persian women all the time, etc.