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OP-ED ON K-POP BAND BTS WENT VIRAL ON TWITTER

Earlier this year, I have been a visiting researcher at Seoul National University. In between going to work and doing field research, I explored Seoul's exciting coffee shop scene. It is there that I got exposed to BTS, a boys band that will go on a world tour later this year. Fast forward to today, and I have something to celebrate. The daily newspaper The Irish Examiner featured my op-ed on BTS, which has been published first by The Conversation. But I feel most energised by the messages coming in from all over the world via Twitter. 400k views, 26k likes, 10k retweets and over 200 comments later (here and here), I am grateful to have captured just a slice of a generation that feels more connected than ever with one another thanks to the increasingly global and democratised music industry. Read my op-ed to discover in which way BTS' new album Love Yourself: Tear fights the stigma around youth pressure and mental health. — June 2018

   

"Great job!
You did your research and focused on what's important. I can tell time went into putting this together and that's much appreciated!"
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Ameilia
via THE CONVERSATION

THE NOKSAPYEONG AREA IS LINED WITH COFFEE BARS. SOME OF THEM LEAD A DOUBLE LIFE AS FLOWER SHOPS.


"Wow thank you. For digging deep and calling out xenophobia" — era via TWITTER


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