‘It’s Mutual’: This Is How BTS’ Fans Put Their Money And Hearts Behind The Band
How do these seven Korean men generate about half a percent of the entire South Korean economy? No, it isn’t the boxes and boxes of hair dye BTS members must go through.
The answer: They do it through their intensely devoted fans.
NPR’s The Indicator from Planet Money went searching for what’s behind the world-conquering k-pop band’s massive influence. They found it all comes back to the symbiotic relationship between BTS and their fanbase, called ARMY.
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This story originally appeared on the Morning Edition live blog.
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