For all of us, there was once a time when we were not the K-Pop fans we are today. Especially, international fans have a lot to take in and learn when they first get into K-Pop.
Recently, TikTok user @taesbitxh1 reflected on times gone by. They remembered how at one time they thought “Hyung,” Korean honorific meaning “older brother,” was actually someone’s name. So, they wondered why he was in every group.
Many netizens related to this post, so they began to confess their own initial beliefs and misconceptions from back when they were “baby K-Pop fans.” So, here are 10+ of the funniest things K-Pop fans once believed when they were first started stanning…
1. Seriously, who is this Y/N we keep reading about?
2. Also, maknae?
3. We all needed to be educated
4. Wondering if BTS actually has more than seven members because…
— ° (@LilMinMin8) March 22, 2021
5. Is Dispatch a store? Photography business? Who?
6. What is this ARMY?
7. Trying to Google idols for the first time be like…
8. The confusion was real
9. Like cool flex
10. Low-key facts though
Me thinking every group had Sunbaenim attached to the end 💀💀💀💀 https://t.co/qmgioK3tko
— Joshyyy🌊 misses CIX (@Euphorix1611) January 12, 2022
11. “trying to figure out why is there so many idols on vlive when it’s an app for v only” — @hongsmingki/TikTok
— ' (@vk_giii) March 22, 2021
12. GOT7’s Jackson Wang truly is everywhere though
i thought jackson was a memeber in every male group since he always was in fanfics and everyone said 'jackson always turns up everywhere' https://t.co/n2xOH59gFQ
— ♡lover⁷ ?? (@kimtaesarmy) January 12, 2022
13. How to tell members apart? Easy. Hair colors, duh
— 🌻ᴮᴱjung🍪-we'll meet soon₇ (@pixiekookuwu) March 22, 2021
14. Is everyone related?
me thinking tae joon and jin were brothers and wondering why everyone had the same last name https://t.co/l1f1irjJPy
— s (@pjmnfenty) January 12, 2022
this was me thinking that all the kims in kpop were relatives https://t.co/izKHZkwcv3
— æ (@naeviscity) January 12, 2022
15. Getting confused on whether someone is an idol or actor
park hyungsik 🤝 siwan 🤝 taecyeon
'is he a kpop idol? thought it was only an actor'
— 9pm child (@seofessional) April 23, 2021
16. Literally same…
Me thinking that netizens were nct fans and always wondering why they always had something to say https://t.co/51wxmurqIM
— yawnzzn (@tdcsvt) January 12, 2022
Check out some more misconceptions made by ARMY below: