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Fandoms in war: Are they going too far?

Fandoms in war: Are they going too far?

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Note: This article mentions suicide, death threats and toxic behaviors.  AFTER DEFENDING a K-pop artist by replying to comments to a Twitter hate post, Polytechnic University of the Philippines biology senior Seth Niño Paparon was mobbed by several fan accounts. Online attacks on K-pop groups, Paparon said, usually happen during their most notable events like awards nights and talent show awardings, and reading such hate comments is indeed hard to ignore. “I’m just opposing everything that the fans of other groups claimed or those statements that are thrown at us,” Paparon said.  Since he uses his personal account, most of the comments targeted his physical appearance. “It (personal comment) does not bother me, but the hate comments targeted at my idols such as Taeyeon’s...