Parasite Oscar takes K-Pop global

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South Korean film Parasite’s Best Picture win at the 2020 Academy Awards signals a new global acceptance of Korean popular culture, writes International Studies expert Dr Thomas Baudinette.

Parasite is a genre-bending thriller, a social commentary that is also very funny at the same time. Winning Best Picture at this year’s Oscars shows that fans of Korean popular culture are no longer just a niche, fringe group.

Here is a piece I wrote for The Lighthouse, Macquarie University’s public-facing research blog. I reflect very briefly on my research on K-pop fans around the globe and why Korean popular culture is continuing to sweep across the globe

You can read the piece here.

I have previously written about BTS for The Lighthouse here.

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