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Idols who almost debuted with different names

If I’ve missed any groups/idols or got any incorrect, tell me. :) 

Groups

  • EXO - Boy’s Paradise
  • Infinite - The Big Dipper / Blackberry / ICONS / Super Sonic
  • BTOB - Chungdam Unbeatable / Sonic / Asian King / Arirang
  • BTS - Big Kids / Young Nation
  • VIXX - Blue Fish / Sight / J Dice / SEE SUN
  • BEAST - Sixcon / Keumeundong Eagles / Genghis Khan / 300 / K6
  • Big Bang - Diamond
  • SHINee - Luxury Boys / SM5
  • f(x) - Bomb / Flower / Meow
  • Wonder Girls - LC (Ladies Club)
  • Girl’s Day - Ice Cream / Diamond
  • Brown Eyed Girls - Do You Know Us / Monster / Crescendo
  • MAMAMOO - Wah Wah Girls
  • 9MUSES - Daughters of the Empire / Poppy
  • TVXQ - Oh Jak Yook Boo (internal organs) / Dong Bang Bul Pae / SM5 / The Legend of the Swordsman / JeonMuckGo (a whale that feeds on pancakes)
  • CNBLUE - Pine Tree
  • SNSD - Super Girls
  • OH MY GIRLS - Anonymous Girls
  • Lovelyz - Radiance
  • Monsta X - High Top
  • ZE:A - V9 / Vampire / WEB
  • SISTAR - DoorooDooroo DaraDara DiriDiri Bob
  • KNK - Must One / Kaiser / Guys / Rose of Sharon / To the O / Royal

Idols

  • Baekyun - Uto
  • Chanyeol - Pia
  • Sehun - Leo
  • L - Goan / Hwarang / MS Myungsoo
  • Hyunsik - Gaon
  • Changsub - Alpha
  • Ilhoon - JL
  • Minhyuk - Huta (this was his underground name)
  • Eunkwang - Silver Light
  • Sungjae - Ryu
  • V - Rex / Six
  • Jimin - Baby G
  • Jungkook - Seagull
  • Sunmi - Berry
  • Sunye - Sunny
  • Sohee - IC
  • Yeeun - Silver
  • Hyuna - Mint
  • Sojin - Wens Sojin
  • Leeteuk - Kang Soo
  • Shindong - Udon
  • Kangin - Woongdam (gallbladder of a bear…)
  • Kyuhyun - Gwee Hyun
  • T.O.P - Mark
  • Daesung - Big Castle
  • Seungri - Sonic
  • Taeyang - Taekwon
  • Jun Jin - Lee Gi Go
  • Minwoo - Parang / Taeyang
  • Dongwan - Ato
  • Lizzy - Deokie / Soonie / Deoksoonie
  • Hwasa - Patzzi
  • Solar - Doremi / Mipa
  • Minah - Thurs Minah
  • Sojin - Wednes Sojin
Things k-pop/k-culture fans should avoid

1. Eat Your Kimchi (Simon and Martina)

2. Chad Future

3. Justifying your idol’s racist, sexist or other discriminatory comments/ actions and labelling them as just ignorance

4. Bashing girls who interact ( breathe the same air)with your ‘oppa’


5. Bashing other groups/ being salty when your faces don’t win

6. Developing a ‘sasaeng complex

7. Babbling random Korean words to people who don’t even understand it or want to hear it.

8. Equating Korean culture as just K-pop

9. Perpetuating the image of international fans as wannabe Asians or Koreaboos

10. Insulting new fans who don’t know about every k-pop scandal, idol, song or back story and telling them they’re ‘not real fans’

5

I haven’t felt this personally pissed off in a while. BS like this is why I will always be critical of non-asian (but specifically white) “koreaboos”.

Anyone is allowed to be a fan of kpop. Anyone is allowed to appreciate East Asian fashion and media. Liking BTS and Got7 is fine but you have to respect who that media is made for.

Korean idols are for Korean people. Korean icons of beauty are there for Korean people. Korean fashion and makeup trends are for Korean people. As a Korean-American, do you think I see representation of people who look like me in American media? When I lived in a predominantly white neighborhood I always felt alien for my puffy eyes and rounded nose. My first label was always “Asian”. It didn’t matter the accomplishments I achieved I was always Asian first, the rest secondary. I hated my face and language because of the way it tinted everything as ‘exotic’ and ‘other’ to the people I knew. It was only by embracing Korean music and culture as well as Korean standards of beauty and makeup that I learned to love my distinctly Asian features.

Liking our music is fine. Having crushes on our celebrities is fine. I even think your broken Korean is cute as long as you’ll let me laugh with you and correct your pronunciation. But makeup is crossing a line. Trying to make yourself look like another race is absolutely offensive and it ignores all the people who are born with those features and their experiences with them. There are other (better) ways of showing your love for your favorite celebrities without stepping out of your place as an international fan.

I won’t even touch on the blatant white supremacy coming from the twitter user themself because I’m crossing my fingers and praying that this account is a troll. But I wanted to make a psa that making yourself up to be a “white ulzzang” is contributive of white supremacy. Stealing our features with no regard to our upbringing and history is white supremacy. 

(This twitter also does touch on Japanese cultural appropriation as well but I don’t feel like it’s my place to comment on that)