1. Heavily influenced by American music. 99% of the Kpop songs have at least a few lines of American English lyrics. Sometimes they fail at English so some lyrics don't make sense at all.
2. Most Korean males who listen to Kpop (such as girls' generation) listen to them because of hot/cute girls in the group.
3. It is surprisingly common that Korean males collect pictures and posters of those cute girls in one of the Kpop groups Girls' Generation and mostly each of them has 'favorites'.
4. Most Kpop songs are shitty and unoriginal but that's not why people listen to them. It's about those hot dancers and girls in those groups.
But, the artists aren't happy because they are forced to train more than is healthy by evil agencies. But generally, this crazy training makes Korean idols very talented unlike slutty Japanese girl groups like AKB48 who can't even sing or dance.
Kpop idols are also beautiful, especially YoonA from Girls Generation. DBSK was an old Kpop band which has actually passed its peak after three members sued their entertainment company, the biggest, for slave contracts. Good thing, because they can't dance as well as the ultimate SNSD.
Kpop fans, however, are less glamorous than their idols because they are amongst the most crazed fans in the world, especially DBSK and Super Junior fans who booed at SNSD for being pretty because they were jealous. But now SNSD is more famous and is leading Kpop to the West with 2NE1 and SHINee.
"pride" music, kpop fans think that it is ok to go ahead and bash other music from different countries, specifically America. Most of them are so addicted to it that they listen to it 24/7, as well as join kpop fan clubs online, and then ultimatly satisfy themselves/masturbate to and fantasize about their kpop idols. So the music itself is overrated b/c it because it has one trend, and one trend only, which is pop/electronic. You have to be an all-around idol who has humor and looks, to get popular. The whole of the kpop industry depends on the fans, which is why idols show up on variety shows and act funny and gay(shinee) and preppy, so girls will love them. It also explains why the fans are so emotionally connected to these idols – they think they know them. They don't even write their own songs, which shows that they are not true artists. Most of their voices are autotuned, and most of them look like manufactured dolls. Korean music will never be popular in America because the korean boybands look fucking creepy and sketch as hell. they look like mutated transvestites dancing on stage