how holland is normalising queer representation in k-pop — i-D

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— by L. Singh: There are a few things about Holland that are almost immediately noticeable: he smiles with his eyes, is very transparent with his body language. He leans forward to listen better, comes closer to enunciate a point, looks straight at you when he talks, accepting you openly. He’s a big ball of energy that pulses and projects intermittently. He fidgets in his chair, turns again and again, bounces a little when he’s excited. The movement makes his shirt switch from purple to pink to purple again in the light.

Holland is open and limitless. His world is free: whoever knocks at the door is welcome. You want to be friends? Come on in! You’re having a hard time? Well, we’ll see what we can do to change that! Most of all, he reflects a generation struggling with themselves, carries their weight on his shoulders, represents them in his words and music and vision…

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May 1, 2019 — 09:00


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