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Mexicans Are Streaming K-Pop Group BTS So Much, They’re Shooting Up the iTunes Mexico Chart

Lead Photo: BTS performs during the 2017 American Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BTS performs during the 2017 American Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Mexican K-Pop fans have had a rollercoaster of a week. When the nation of their idols clashed against their birth country in the World Cup, they had a bit of an existential crisis – who should they root for?

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But today, after South Korea stopped Germany from advancing in the group stage and saved Mexico from elimination, it seemed like the entire nation of Mexico was suddenly a BTS fan. So much so, that the K-Pop juggernaut’s single “Fake Love” shot up 31 spots on the iTunes Mexico chart.

It wasn’t long before Twitter was flooded with homages to K-Pop and petitions for BTS to tour in Mexico. Check out some of the reactions below.