Amid Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, K-pop fans are being hailed as a new force in politics and social justice.
Regardless of whether or not they identify as K-pop fans, she said these people are progressive and dissatisfied with the current mechanisms for political action.
A diverse fanbaseDiasporic Asians were the first K-pop fans in the West.
Among fans, young Black women are sometimes attacked for voicing their concerns about cultural appropriation, among other things.
Just as society is picking sides, K-pop fans are, too, said Catrina.