K-Pop Fans: "Which One Is Cuter?"

K-Pop Fans: "Which One Is Cuter?"

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K-Pop Fans: "Which One's Cuter" refers to a series of memes parodying K-pop bands and their fans, with the joke implying that the appearance of K-pop band members can be perceived to be very similar. Originating from a viral tweet, the joke has spawned a series of memes in which K-Pop bands are compared to sets of virtually indistinguishable characters.


On November 22nd, 2018, Twitter user @trubuiar tweeted images of SpongeBob SquarePants characters Boys Who Cry, captioning it "K Pop stans b like "which one the cutest 😍😍."[1] The post received over 49,500 retweets and 169,800 likes in nine months.

miku fan acc @trubular K Pop stans b like "which one the cutest 12:12 AM 22 Nov 2018

In the following days, the tweet was reposted multiple times on Reddit.[2][3] Additionally, on November 24th, 2018, iFunny user fighter1 made a virtually identical post which gained over 74,900 smiles in nine months.[4]


Until May 2019, the joke saw limited usage in memes on Twitter and Reddit. For example, March 7th, 2019, tweet by user @_ramoncin received over 1,800 retweets and 10,600 likes in five months.[5] On March 21st, 2019, iFunny user Shogun made a repost which gained over 55,600 smiles in the same period.[6][7]

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On May 21st, 2019, Redditor mingren0315 made a "Plants vs. Zombies" meme based on the joke, with the post receiving over 21,800 upvotes in three months.[8]

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In the following months, the format received a significant spread on Reddit, with notable examples appearing in /r/memes, /r/dankmemes and other subreddits.

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Kpop fans be like: "which one cuter" Made with squidwards nose kpop fans be like "omg which one's cuter K-POP Fans be like "WhlcH OnE iS CuTEr

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