In the last moments of 2018, some who frequent the right-wing anonymous Twitterverse may have noticed a small but slowly growing trend. K-Pop avi’s. While the group is very small in size compared to groups like the AnimeRight and Groypers, the impact of the KPopRight within its own realm cannot be underestimated. I will do my best to attempt to summarize everything you would ever need or want to know in order to start “Stanning” the KPopRight.
What is the #KPopRight and why on earth?
I would certainly hope no one who unironically visits a website called AnimeRight.news would unironically ask this question.
In a nutshell, it is another form of anonymous twitter that utilizes K-Pop music and idols to help spread political messages and awareness of issues.
Where did the KPopRight originate?
It's hard to say. My first interaction with it was from a twitter account @Kpopaganda. They have since deleted their twitter and it is no longer active. I stumbled across the content they made and not only was I amazed at the fact that it could be done but also at the responses to the videos and content that was posted. Although Kpopaganda is no longer on Twitter, they still upload content at https://www.bitchute.com/channel/kpop_boomer/.
What were up against?
Being a former anime avi myself, I have to be completely honest. It would have been much safer to stay as an anime avi than changing over to a K-Pop account. The community the makes up K-Pop twitter is much more hard-lined and divided than the anime community. While the extreme minority right now are accounts like my own and ones formally like kpopaganda, the loudest and most prevalent portion of K-Pop Twitter could be described as your average screeching leftists and feminists. Imagine the behavior of a verified account, without it being a verified account, and them being everywhere you turn.
The level of censorship and "hall monitoring" that is taking place in K-Pop twitter is at a level that only a few right-wing accounts in other spheres would be familiar with. While it is my hope to "stir the pot" whenever I post a new video or tweet, there is a lot of preparation that goes into my decisions on what groups/songs to use. I look at each traffic of certain "fandoms" to see if some are busier than others. The busier than "fandom", the more likely the content I publish will be noticed by way too many of the wrong people and could lead to my being banned. "Report Trains" are a commonly used method in K-Pop twitter.
There has been a consistent and growing movement in K-Pop twitter referred to as "Troll Twitter". However, they are constantly targeted by these mass reporters and can hardly ever gather a following before they are banned again.
So What's The Point?
Honestly, I see this whole concept and a new project as something related to like an #Animegate or a #Gamergate movement. Whereas instead of Crunchyroll or game journalists attempting to force a strict agenda on their respective communities, something very similar is happening and taking over the K-Pop community. K-Pop idols are even being targeted for things such as "Cultural appropriation" in many threads calling for them to be punished for their "Insensitivity".
Just one of the long and in depth threads made by an account specifically made to Target Idols.
Any other motivations?
Not really. I personally make this content because it is something I enjoy it and others seem to enjoy it as well. Even if accounts are just sharing them for the girls in the video (who can blame them?), the positive responses I've gotten are well worth any sort of backlash I've faced so far. With both mine and accounts like Kpopagandas content getting roughly 15 thousand views within a couple months, this is hopefully a movement that keeps growing. With support from the AnimeRight and other groups so far, we've managed to rustle a few feathers and provided entertainment to others.
Editor Note: Full disclosure, the author of this article is a homosexual hair stylist who is opening a nail salon. This is merely a method to recruit employees.