Some K-Pop fans may have experienced being on the receiving end of judgment from non-fans—people who can’t understand why they feel such a deep connection to idols.
In a message to ONCEs, TWICE‘s Jihyo opened up about the topic. She personally sees the relationship between idols and their fans as something special, precious, and extraordinary.
This is something I’ve said before, but I really think that the relationship between a singer and a fan is really special and precious. It’s really extraordinary.
Non-fans may have a difficult time grasping how it’s possible to like people they have never met in person. Jihyo, however, likes to think of it as a miracle. She finds it amazing that fans appreciate and support them in spite of it all.
For some, it might not be easy to understand. We don’t know each other in person, you know? But you appreciate our art and support us regardless of physical distance. It’s almost miraculous that we are so deeply connected through a medium called music.
Concluding her thoughts, Jihyo thanked fans for liking TWICE. “It’s just so extraordinary, and I am that much more grateful.”
Hear the rest of TWICE’s messages below.