"We hold high respect for K-pop culture and fandoms." Ben&Ben suspend fandom name Lights "until further notice"

"We hold high respect for K-pop culture and fandoms." Ben&Ben suspend fandom name Lights "until further notice"

Ben&Ben might have lit the green a little too early.

Shortly after announcing the name of their official fandom, the Filipino folk-pop act was met with fans around the world stressing how the name "Lights" has already been used by HIGHLIGHT - a K-Pop quartet that debuted under the name Beast in 2009 and continued as HIGHLIGHT from 2017. The group visited Manila in 2010 and 2016. HIGHLIGHT's members are currently undergoing military service.

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Numerous fans took to social media to stress the importance of fandom names in the world of K-Pop—like how BTS stans are called ARMY, BLACKPINK followers are known as Blinks, etc.—and requested Ben&Ben to change the newly found name of their fandom. Ben&Ben previously had a fan-driven community called the Ben&Ben BBs, which dispersed earlier this year.

LIGHTs, the official fan club of HIGHLIGHT, took to Twitter to politely air their sentiments about Ben&Ben's announcement from this afternoon (09/03).

#HighlightsLightsFandom was a trending topic on Twitter, an attempt by LIGHTs to get the attention of Ben&Ben to reconsider their newfound fandom name.

 

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