A Filipino teenager has stolen more than $34,000 from her family to buy kpop goods
Sometimes being a fan means making sacrifices, but some fans sometimes go too far for their favorite stars. Unfortunately, some fans find it difficult to control their immense love for kpop idols.
Being a kpop fan is not limited to listening to music on streaming platforms and buying a CD from time to time.
On the contrary, Kpop is full of merchandise, subscriptions, and other ways for businesses to sell their groups.
Dedicated fans generally want as many things as possible. Photo cards, which are different in each album, are particularly popular.
As a result, fans try to collect these photo cards and to do this it is usually necessary to buy several of the same albums to have the complete collection. As you can imagine, these amount to several hundred or even thousands of euros.
For younger fans, this often means spending their pocket money or even using their parents’ money. Some even go so far as to find a small job to afford their kpop purchases.
However, a teenage girl from the Philippines crossed the border and was found to have stolen 2 million Philippine pesos (about US$34,000) to get her hands on K-pop merchandise.
On March 5, the show Kapuso Mo Jessica Solo covered the unusual story of this teenager who used her pocket money to buy kpop goods for the first time. However, this money was not enough and she began stealing money from the family business.
With this stolen money, she bought herself a lot of kpop goods which she kept hidden from her family by leaving them in her closet. Eventually her family finally discovered her secret when they stacked many boxes in their closet.
The show was shared: “She had a photo card worth 50,000 pesos,” and the girl’s family realized they lost 2.7 million pesos in their business.
One of the girl’s parents shared: “So we really think she spent at least 2 million pesos on all these items. »
This situation has once again sparked debate about kpop merchandise and how difficult it is to be a “consummate” kpop fan.
Kpop idols have often asked fans not to do too much for them because they know how hard it can be to be a kpop fan. This not only costs time, but also money.
In any case, everyone is free to like a kpop group in whatever way suits them best. However, you have to know your limits and above all not to exceed them just to have something good.
What do you think ?