If there’s anything close to a universal truth about K-pop stans on Twitter, it’s that they love community drama. Earlier this week, an account claiming to promote an upcoming Korean girl group called 6irly (i.e. “girly”) circulated on K-pop stan twitter, quickly drawing in potential fans who initially believed that 6irly was a real group. The account amassed over 2,000 followers over the course of two days before its owners, who remain unidentified, deleted the account after a tweet from user @95vore exposing the group gained significant attention.
The entire incident is a testament to K-pop stans’ willingness to clown, but more importantly indicative of how fans make snap judgments and evaluate information online.