Going off this thread
Let me preface by saying I do read shipping or RPF fics. Or well I used to at least when I initially got into the EXO fandom not so much now but none the less I have greatly enjoyed them and it was a big part of my fandom experience. Some stories used to be written so well I swear they were even better than books! There’s a lot of talent in the fanfics/art community.
However. Just because I enjoy it and think it’s harmless it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily so. And honestly I can’t really offer a concrete reason why writing sexual content or drawing suggestive art about idols isn’t ‘bad’.
I do think the intent behind deep fakes and such things is different than writing fanfics because yes there are adults writing it too but the kpop fandom is predominantly teenagers and the vast majority of the people participating in it are indeed teens.
I’m conflicted tbh what do you guys think about it?