‘The Fans are Really, Really Kind’: How BTS Fandoms Provide a Layer of Safety for Stans Making Friends Online


You never walk alone when you’re an ARMY. ???????? Navigating the internet means potentially encountering any number of hazards online. But the BTS fandom provides a protective cushion for stans who are seeking community for their interests beyond the seven-member boy band. #TheGreenLineTO reporter Kayla Zhu spoke with three ARMYs connected to Toronto who’ve made life-long friends after joining online communities under the BTS fandom umbrella. Are you an ARMY? Comment with your favourite BTS song and find a friend! ???? ????

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Julia Lawrence

Julia Lawrence