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Founded in June 2010, Hellokpop has emerged as one of the most popular Korean entertainment and culture websites, covering daily news, reviews, editorials, and everything else that promotes Korea and Korean culture for both local and international audiences.

Hellokpop, as an independent publisher with neither financial backing nor controlled or owned by enterprises with restrictive editorial output, we are proud to say that we have come a long way over the last 10 years, publishing more than tens of thousands of stories while becoming an indispensable read for many K-pop, K-drama and K-culture followers.

Even though our advertising partners have helped us produce the product you enjoy today, your support as our valued reader is crucial in enabling Hellokpop to increase its editorial output, produce higher-cost contents and improve our infrastructure. Donations, no matter how big or small, will allow us to continue bringing unique and stories from Korean entertainment and culture to the world.

We believe in offering our content free and available to all, and so have not chosen to erect a paywall.

If you have enjoyed and benefited from our work, or if you believe, as we do, that the independent voice of Hellokpop is an important one to have especially on pressing issues for K-pop industry today, please do consider being a patron.

Pledge any amount you are comfortable with in the form of a one-time or recurring donation from as low as US$5, so we can continue bringing you the stories you love to read.

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