As K-Pop fans, we all have an innate desire to share our K-Pop love with the world, whether we spazz with our fellow fans or creep on new blood getting their first taste of the Hallyu craze.
This is why K-Pop reaction videos are awesome. When you don’t have anyone nearby to spam and harass with your K-Pop knowledge, K-Pop reaction videos allow you to see how everyone around the world is reacting to your favorite idols!
Here is a list of my ten favorite K-Pop reaction videos. From spastic K-Pop fans to K-Pop noobs, these YouTubers will have you reacting to their reactions (reactception) that range from funny to insightful. Check them out!
American (Non) K-Pop Fan reacts to Girls’ Generation
First up, we have Jeff reacting to Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy.” A bro straight from the gym equipped with only a protein shake and no prior K-Pop experience, Jeff is fascinated and impressed by Girls’ Generation’s pink-colored world, asking key questions such as, “What if that glitter shit gets in her eye?” and, “Is this pop or some gangster shit?” Questions we’ve all asked ourselves, I’m sure, once upon a time.
JRE reacts to After School
Next is Youtuber JRE of the duo JREKML. One of my personal favorites among K-Pop reacters, JRE is a true blue, smooth-talkin’ K-Pop fanboy who isn’t afraid of letting his love for girl groups show. As girl group concepts get sexier and sexier, JRE’s reactions get more and more hilarious.
YouTubers react to Big Bang, Girls’ Generation, and SHINee
The Finebros have done several K-Pop reaction videos, many of which we have covered her on allkpop. “YouTubers React to K-Pop” features a ton of big YouTube names such as Smosh, Philip DeFranco, Tay Zonday, Tyler Oakley, etc. becoming acquainted with the K-Pop phenomenon. Some are bewildered. Others totally dig it.
Parents react to K.Will
While some of our parents dismiss our K-Pop jamathons as a bunch of noise, others are totally open to giving the genre a chance, no matter how foreign it sounds on the ears! KPOP DERPS’s parents give their stamp of approval for K.Will’s “Please Don’t” as they nod along to the tune, become immersed in the story, and become a chorus of “Ohhhs” at the shocking end.
KSpazzing react to GOT7
True to their name, YouTubers KSpazzing are the king and queen of spastic K-Pop reactions. A pair of goofy best friends who are evidently passionate about K-Pop, they’re a fun duo to watch as they giggle, gasp, jive, and hilariously freak out in sync together.
MisterPoPoTV and friend react to ‘Gwiyomi Song’
If you thought introducing people to K-Pop was hard, imagine trying to explain to them the concept of aegyo. Aegyo is an acquired taste for some and, for others, some weird 4D thing that they will never understand. Whether or not they eventually come to accept the way of life that is aegyo, their initial reactions are always priceless.
Non K-Pop fans react to EXO
K-Pop has always impressed with its fancy choreography and flawless visuals. Check out this trio of non-K-Pop fans’ cute reaction to EXO as they get confused by their numbers, attempt to identify them in their own way (referring to Kai as “Jennifer Lawrence”), and dig them dance moves (“I wonder if could dance like that?” “Yeah, of course”).
2MinJongKey react to Michelle Lee
We’re used to K-Pop MVs wowing us with their glam, but only a select view really touch our hearts. 2MinJongKey provide a raw, serious, and insightful reaction to Michelle Lee’s emotional MV for “Without You” that make us realize the potential of K-Pop to move a global audience and be more than just pretty.
BapMokja react to HyunA
As hilarious as fanboy reactions can be, they’re even more LOL-worthy when the fanboys are smashed on alcohol. Check out BapMokja’s reaction to HyunA’s “Red” and see how the wonderful effect of alcohol lets the fanboy thoughts roll. “I want to be that monkey.” Who don’t wannabe that money though.
Nigahiga reacts to Psy
K-Pop reaction videos arguably blew up when everyone reacted to Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” YouTuber nigahiga or Ryan Higa jokingly joined in on the craze when Psy made a comeback with “Gentleman,” giving a very, very down-to-earth reaction of the MV. Oh Ryan, you troll you. (Somewhere off in the distance: “TEEHEE.”)