K-Pop Fans React To Twitter’s X Era

Went from “Ahgase” to “MONBEBE.”

Twitter is officially X now.

Since it was announced that American–South African–Canadian entrepreneur, investor, and business magnate Elon Musk would acquire Twitter, Inc. for $44 billion USD, netizens voiced concerns. Musk is known to be innovative yet problematic as he is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. So, he is known for being innovative but also problematic.

K-Pop fans feared the changes as soon as the news got out about Musk’s takeover. So, some fandoms, such as the BTS ARMY, attempted to switch to platforms Weverse or Tumblr.

As many feared, since Musk’s takeover of the social media app, there have been a lot of changes which has affected both fans and idols. Celebrities’ blue check marks disappeared, as they are now charged for them.

To prove that I’m a public figure, I need to pay and buy a blue check???
This is fun

@elonmusk so where do I pay? Can I choose the color, too?

— Lee Young Ji

When Twitter announced it would purge inactive accounts, K-Pop fans worried about that too. So, they tagged their favorite groups and idols who hadn’t posted recently.

Now, Twitter has had the biggest update: it’s actually no longer Twitter.

For many users, Twitter has transformed into X. So, the cute blue-and-white bird app is now a black-and-white X. Netizens are unhappy, complaining that it’s not an update but a downgrade.

With the sudden and automatic change that very few consented to, it’s confusing users, including celebrities. Both Epik High‘s Tablo and Denise Kim (former member of the girl group SECRET NUMBER) reacted.

‘What the-? Where did Twitter go?’

— Tablo

It turned to X.

— Tablo

On the other hand, K-Pop fans are joking that the app is a new app for the group MONSTA X! So, the memes are out, and not-so-coincidentally MONSTA X has trended alongside “Wtf is X.”


MONSTA MONSTA😈 #monstax #monbebe #kpop #x #twitter #jooheon #fyp #foryou

♬ Hero intro – Jay B’s apartment floor hair

Some even said that “Twitter went from ‘Ahgase’ to ‘MONBEBE,'” the respective fandoms of GOT7 and MONSTA X. “Ahgase” (아가새) is short for iGOT7 (아이 갓세븐) but also means “baby bird,” so a bird became the symbol for the GOT7 fandom.

In fact, Ahgases also credit GOT7 for some of the app’s better updates. Read more below.

Fans Are Crediting GOT7 For Twitter’s Newly Updated Features

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