One of the things that truly gets my goat is when someone makes an off-hand remark about something I adore. Music in general and Kpop, in particular, are weirdly personal. There are plenty of groups that I enjoy simply because their music hits a sweet spot. However, there are those that I love with a genuine intensity. It’s a different kind of relationship than what I have with the people in my day-to-day life, obviously, but that doesn’t make it any less real. So when someone – be they a friend, run in the same circles as me, or just someone I happen to be around – says something negative because they think they’re being funny or makes pointed remarks about individual members or the unit as a whole, accurate or not, I get very, very defensive.