this was already answered somewhat in the thread but i saw an answer that i didn't necessarily agree with and i feel the need to break it down so people don't do what people usually do on here: which is taking everything as fact.
mostly everyone else in the thread that i've seen so far is getting it. (this could go south though)
and this is no offense to the person who said this, but you're wrong.
i really hate the narrative that Armys are insane, spineless, fans. and everytime we try to defend ourselves (such as right now), we'll be accused of "doing too much" and being "crazy". well so be it.
there's many people who will say they dont consume X product anymore because of drop in quality or satisfaction and the general reaction is, i see your point, you do you
even in kpop you can say about a lot of groups whose music you used to like but dont anymore so you unstanned
most people will respect your opinion
at their core they are extremely insecure and live through the validation their idols get
so their reaction is what blows up these statements, not the statements themselves cause they are perfectly reasonable statements that everyone makes about something or the other through their life
some do, but honestly most don't really care. here's the issue: during the more recent comebacks, "Armys" would jump to twitter with their dramatic ass "I left the Magic Shop " posts. and you know what? after a while, that really gets old. because no one sane really cares if one or five or a hundred or even a thousand people unstan.
"there's many people who will say they dont consume X product anymore because of drop in quality or satisfaction and the general reaction is, i see your point, you do you"->
the implication that there's been a drop in quality of their music is slightly offensive imo, but hey, you have your opinion, i have mine. as long as you're not hateful, i really don't care!
"even in kpop you can say about a lot of groups whose music you used to like but dont anymore so you unstanned
most people will respect your opinion"->
this is common sense and a lot of armys do this as long as people are being respectful about it.
a good portion of them really don't care.
"at their core they are extremely insecure and live through the validation their idols get"->
no point arguing this bc this can be said about a portion any fanbase, which, by the way, aren't monoliths. if you assume this about all the millions of fans BTS has, that's your own faulty logic.
"so their reaction is what blows up these statements, not the statements themselves cause they are perfectly reasonable statements that everyone makes about something or the other through their life"->
as i said before, no one really gives a fuck if some rando on twitter unstans bts. the issue lies in this repeated activity and those posts becoming a "flex" (as people stated in the thread) and people thinking it's cool, edgy, and unique to bash and unstan bts. it is not cool, edgy, or unique.
when you make an argument that can be broken down by logic, it is not a good argument. it is a bad argument.
"unstanning a really popular artist makes them edgy"
"They get brownie points and likes from the kpop community. Everyone likes attention and that's the best way to get it."
"Because people take being able to get out of the herd as some display of superiority or somethig like that. And because for their fans, someone unstanning their faves, especially if they are at the top, it's unthinkable. And the rest take it as a sign that the group is losing popularity as fans are leaving.
People who glorify unstanning an artist, do it for attention or to be recognized for standing for themselves and being able to not go with the crowd just because.
Most people simply unfollow because they are no longer interested, but they don't make a big deal about it."
and ykw? they're right. BTS is the only group i've seen where you can unstan and it's met with praise and approval.
you know what normal people do when they stop listening to any group or artist ever?
they just stop.
no need to make a big show of it.
you just quietly unstan.
but now people need to voice that they have unstanned (as if it makes a difference) and it pollutes genuine conversation about the music and the boys (don't expect any good conversation on here or twitter about anything at all).
and to the people complaining about how the fandom and this platform used to be nicer: that can be said about literally anything. the evolution of the internet is bringing out the worst in people. no one has fundamentally changed, people just feel more comfortable saying shit they couldn't before. this will only get worse.
aware i just wasted a bit of my time but this had to be said.