Who’s Better, Who’s Best: Competition and Manipulation in K-pop (from KPK: Kpop Kollective)

Recent developments involving award and competition shows reveal the impact of mainstreaming on K-pop. As stakes increase for industry and media, accolades and competition are perceived as metrics for quality. However, they largely measure popularity, which is subject to manipulation. . . . Read original at KPK: Kpop Kollective!