“‘Who in K-Pop’ but it’s actually-” has been a popular beginning of many Twitter stans tweets lately. What perhaps started out as a game of sorts, turned into simple appreciation posts for a certain idol. The posts are commonly made up of a picture of an idol with their head cropped out (or a zoomed-in body part/accessory) and the full version next to it. For example:
"who in kpop" when it's actually choi jisu from itzy
a thread ; pic.twitter.com/6BbrqD24Vh
— aria ≷ (@ddaljisu) December 30, 2020
The posts, while being threads of the same idol, are meant to surprise viewers so they will say “that’s really [idol’s name]?” instead of thinking it’s a model or something else.
Almost every fandom has been joining in the fun.
"who in kpop" but it's kim byeongkwan of a.c.e : a thread pic.twitter.com/JnRWkp07Dz
— thinking abt byeongkwan (@byeongthinks) December 26, 2020
«who in kpop» but it's actually seeun from stayc pic.twitter.com/7Xk09U5KBE
— rinaaa #newmoon (@julia__hwang) December 25, 2020
"Who in Kpop?" but it's actually Monsta X JOOHEON pic.twitter.com/BIUsYPHtXL
— BIANCA 🌭 (@wonkyunlover) December 23, 2020
Of course, this trend has evolved past beauty and has gone on to include idol’s pets, full groups, and certain pairings.
"who in kpop?" but it’s actually gureum from loona aka hyejoo's dog — a thread. pic.twitter.com/guaoUpP6UM
— chelle ❍ (@yvseun) December 25, 2020
"who in kpop" but its actually just the soulmates: jun and minghao
a thread ; pic.twitter.com/BW3kn3Lx2U
— cols ; (@shining_8style) December 24, 2020
— MJ (@gleamoonbyuI) December 27, 2020
What a fun trend to end the year! We can’t wait to see what will be trending in 2021.