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Good post (minus the profanity) and a well thought-out explanation on how marketing in K-Pop is similar to retail marketing. As for the other points, I found out since ages ago that both the fans and the stars were being manipulated for money. One of the reasons I don't look at K-Pop the same way as before. Note, your attention and care for a star = money for advertisers (even more when there's a publicity stunt). So yes, fans and stars are both being used.