You have mentioned that you are a guy and also a psychology student. It’s interesting to have a different perspective in the thread.
Though I have mentioned that I am researching theology, i am still very skeptical about attributing BTS’s immense popularity with anything occultism/satanic For I believe that there is something more nefarious at play here for which there is a rational psychological explanation. As a student of psychology, what do you think has lead them to successfully form numerous parasocial relationships?
My first red flag for the band was the lackadaisical attitude that so many of these bts fans seem to adopt immediately after joining the fandom.
the over emphasis on self love and excessive mollycoddling and encouragement of self centeredness is ruining lives.
Hmmm theology is also very interesting! It is an honor for me to exchange opinions and to have a discussion here!
Well the points that lead to their "satanic boost" is the fact that the major music and entertainment industry is in the hands of Satanists. Otherwise as I have mentioned in another post, their appearance is different (defining the male standards) which gives them attention. Also, I have encountered the fact that their attractiveness is kinda unisex- meaning that their looks attract both males and females. Pretty people are more easily trusted. Secondly, we have the ARMY factor- being part of a group, society, belonging somewhere. They often talk about their achievements as if it is an achievement of both BTS and ARMY's which erases the line between fans and artists. They have emphasised the influence of armies a lot and have given them... let's say more attention than most other western artists. And of course, I cannot deny that they have some very impressive and complicated choreography. As for their singing, I am not an expert to comment it, it is obviously very good. Talking about problems that teens have (anxiety, depression, stress and more) is a way to get closer to their fans. And the v-lives and other programmes in which they try to show their "everyday life" makes the armies feel like they are normal humans like them and try to look relatable. This is just a brief idea of mine about their success, otherwise, I haven't deeply analyzed and thought about why they are successful.