Kpop started in 1992, believe it or not, and was inspired by Hip Hop in the USA.
That’s where the term comes from.
Its evolved a lot since then.
Both are extremely popular worldwide, but side by side, there’s a clear difference in which is more famous.
A minority believe Korea is overtaking
Let’s talk about it.
anime: which is more popular?
Taken straight from Google Trends, Kpop doesn’t even register when compared to
Kpop’s so small in comparison as far as popularity online, that you can barely see the red line on the graph.
This data comes from people searching for
Even if we add webtoons to the list, a format a few people claim “will threaten
It’s safe to say Kpop has a long way off before that ever happens. But if you ask me It won’t.
The influence of Kpop vs
anime is a different story
Let’s focus on the title of this video, which is why is K-POP socially accepted but
It’s a good question.
Think about the graph I just shown you, and how the popularity between Kpop and
Even with that,
Ever noticed that?
Now that I think about it (I think while I write), Kpop is REAL human beings.
That’s obvious, but it’s relevant to the reasoning of why Kpop is more socially acceptable.
With Kpop they’re musicians, humans, and celebrities people relate to and like for different reasons. But the human element is probably the most powerful here.
My own niece is into Kpop. The influence is undeniable.
Even with a head start on Kpop, to this day, there are people who judge and belittle you for liking anime.
Some will even shame you for it.
I’d say the reason for that even if it’s not justified, is because
Haters use that as leverage, as an excuse to make all kinds of accusations relating to
Subconsciously that’s likely the reason why “Kpop” is more accepted, despite being nowhere near as popular as anime.
What do you think?
Source: Google Trends