I really don’t know if the interviewers ask them those questions just because they are easy to answer and they don’t require a translator or they haven’t bothered to do their research, but this is just plain wrong. They are more than just kpop representatives exploring the great country of America, they are real artists with real and important message they want to relay to their fans, this is just boiling them down to teenage girls’ obsession and foreigners that are supposed to stand in awe before American culture. And we’re more than crazy obsessive fans for that matter, I, for one, care about what they are trying to instill in us far more than their looks, because that’s what changed my life for the better. This way, even Namjoon’s message to love ourselves first gets lost in the sea of trivial questions they have already answered a bunch of times. Sure, they are great entertainers with amazing voices and dance moves, and they are bubbly and positive, but there is a reason they are this popular and it’s because they struggled to get where they are, because they always work hard and give us meaningful music that underlines the importance of self-love, hard work, the societal pressure on teenagers that destroys their self-esteem as well as their self-worth, the importance of following your dreams and enjoying your youth. And no one mentions that. It’s hard watching these intelligent boys being asked what their celebrity crush is, when they have so much more to offer. This fact is just going over everyone’s head and I’m so frustrated and tired of expecting more from America.
could you possibly please rec a couple of your fave fics? ♥️