It can be interesting to see the fan population demographics for different K-Pop idols, such as their average fan gender, sexuality, nationality, or otherwise. Even within one group, certain members may have more male fans while others might have more female fans, for example!
Recently on an online forum, Korean netizens discussed the two female K-Pop idols that apparently are currently all the rage among young men in the country.
The two female idols in question? Winter and Karina from aespa.
Titled “The Female Idols That Guys Like Nowadays Are Just Karina and Winter, For Real”, the author wrote about how the two aespa members, compared to other female idols popular among female Korean communities, are dominating the male K-Pop fandom.
They wrote, “They are IU-level. The idols that get the goddess treatment on female community sites like Jang Wonyoung or Sullyoon are weirdly not popular. And if they must find someone to stan in their group, it would be either Ahn Yujin or Kazuha, these two are unexpectedly popular.”
Many comments agreed with the original author’s thoughts on Karina and Winter’s popularity among male Korean fans, and some also added a few more names to the list.
- “Winter has a freaking lot of male fans”
- “In all-boys high schools… Karina and Winter… are gods…”
- “Karina and Winter have a lot of male fans and Fromis9’s Baek Jiheon is also super popular.. For real, you can see right away the difference between male and female community sites”
- “Karina, Winter, Baek Jiheon, Lee Saerom, Jo Yuri, Kazuha and Kim Chaewon are super popular in male community sites, believe it or not… she’s not a female idol but BIBI sometimes gets mentioned too”
It seems like aespa really is a dominating presence in the K-Pop industry these days, for their visuals and talent!