Netizens are shocked to find out YouTuber Daniel Howell (formerly known as Dan Howell or danisnotonfire) is a major K-Pop multi-stan!
Recently, Dan Howell appeared on Hits Radio to answer internet questions. He ended up mainly roasting tweets and revealing his K-Pop biases.
He corrected an ARMY’s theory that his BTS bias is Suga or Jin. He’s actually more OT7.
No, guys. You don’t know. Firstly, BTS… I don’t have one particular…
— Dan Howell
Dan did say that if he had to choose a BTS bias, it might be J-Hope. He especially loved his solo album Jack in the Box and couldn’t stop praising it.
But, right now, I guess I’d say J-Hope. I don’t know why. He made that album, and it’s good. A lot of people, I feel like they don’t give K-Pop stars credit for the lane they’re trying to go down, and I was like this is a good rap album.
— Dan Howell
Still, Dan had to shout out his ult K-Pop bias, though. He loves SHINee‘s Taemin!
But as you should know by now my ultimate K-Pop bias is Taemin. Taste. Thank you very much. I will not be having fights in the comments about this.
— Dan Howell
Later in the video, he also responded to a tweet that read, “why do ppl keep saying dan howell likes skz what i miss?” Also, it should be noted he immediately recognized “skz” as “Stray Kids.” So, it’s definitely safe to say he is a STAY.
Dan explained that “Manic” by Stray Kids is featured on his tour’s pre-show playlist, which he personally put together.
They’re on the pre-show playlist. You missed out on that. There is nothing more important before a show than cultivating the vibe in the room, and I’ve put together the world’s most immaculate Spotify playlist, and I think ‘Maniac’ by Stray Kids is on it because I asked people, ‘What are the edgiest, doomiest K-Pop songs?’ And then they all said that. So, taste. Thank you.
— Dan Howell
Fans of the respective groups were totally shook to realize Dan Howell was one of them.
dan howell read my tweet omg dan stay confirmed pic.twitter.com/lNEfapmcMq
— miki ¨̮ ⤮ intern era (@P1NKLINO) October 23, 2022
THIS IS A CRAZY CROSSOVER EPISODE NOTHING PREPARED ME FOR DAN HOWELL X BTS pic.twitter.com/HXxXUSRylX
— cyn 𓆙 the astronaut (@phoebewallers) October 23, 2022
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Dan Howell (YouTuber) asserts that everyone should know by now that #TAEMIN is his ultimate K-Pop bias, period. Wasn't even asked LOL we love to see it@SHINee #샤이니 #SHINee #태민 pic.twitter.com/1AW5YUpfU8
— 💎 The SHINee Discord 💬 (@SHINeecord) October 21, 2022
DAN HOWELL'S ULT BIAS IS TAEMIN?!?!?:9:&4:@;'kendk😭😭😭😭😵💫😳😭😭😭🙀😭 pic.twitter.com/QnlBC6hEkz
— fern ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ (@jetaemplus) October 22, 2022
— ✤ChrossxXxRodes ⁷ (@chrossxxxrodes) October 22, 2022
Dan Howell praising Hobi and JITB…two different eras of my life colliding 😭 pic.twitter.com/ZScyDM0y9q
— army film club (@0613frames) October 23, 2022
Dan Howell being a stay was not on my 2022 bingo card pic.twitter.com/IF2nbp65gl
— 🐷🐰 (@dwaekkiarchives) October 24, 2022
Yet, Dan Howell has actually been a fan of K-Pop for longer than even some of us.
People criticize it for being manufactured or whatever or all being the same. But at the end of the day, you can’t deny talent. No matter what when it comes to K-Pop, you can criticize a lot of things but you can’t criticize the talent or the styling or the music videos.
— Daniel Howell
For at least a decade, he has been a proud Shawol. Who can blame him?
@polyesterlester hahah i did listen to the shinee album would you know
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) December 31, 2013
@LEVlACKERMANS i frequently ask only to be told 'no this obscure shinee song from 2010 obviously isnt on the bbc system wyd'
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) December 17, 2015
In 2012, he even took printed pictures of Jonghyun as a reference for what he wanted his hair to look like when he got a haircut.
In later years, he also got interested in BTS. Soon enough, he became ARMY, just like us.
Read more about Dan’s K-Pop journey below.
Watch the full video below.