TWICE is so popular that even their haters have their own fandom name.
but the haters really are called thrice though………. . .. . . .. .. .. . . . .. . https://t.co/5LzPQHdi2R
— lexi (@xukuntops) June 25, 2018
Having already won multiple major awards and setting several industry records, there’s no questioning TWICE’s popularity.
With their latest win on M! Countdown, TWICE now has 63 total music show wins! That's the 5th-most wins for any artist in history, all in less than 3 years! One of the countless reasons they're undeniably the Nation's Girl Group! @JYPETWICE pic.twitter.com/Ohk6KwPrVD
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) April 19, 2018
And while the group’s fandom ONCE is undoubtedly one of the largest fan clubs in K-Pop right now, the group is also receiving a lot of attention for having a large amount of anti-fans as well.
antis: twice is that, twice is this, twice is—
once: no. twice is hardworking, talented and nice girls they deserve all the love.
antis: once being so cruel. once are so disgusting. i lost respect for once. stop saying things about our faves once are bad persons.
— kyla (@tuwileigh) June 7, 2018
In fact, with so many haters constantly commenting on TWICE photos, videos, and news, fans of the group have dubbed TWICE haters THRICE, a play on the group’s name and fandom.
Twice really famous …they even hv name for the haters ….Thrice
— WuYifan:With You F4 (@Zhouyi7) October 30, 2016
According to fans on Twitter, the Thrice anti-fans are even joining together and are possibly planning a special light stick, logo, and even an official color.
"How much do Thrice love Twix?"
Thrice: We're gonna make our own Logo and Lightstick just for them pic.twitter.com/DmlgedgGzj
— m (@Super_jass) February 9, 2017
While most idol groups have their fair share of anti-fans, ONCE have noticed that Thrice are constantly commenting on any news, photos, or videos featuring TWICE. Most noticeably, these anti-fans have constantly been purposely disliking TWICE’s music videos.
Most disliked MV by a Kpop Group
TWICE – Knock Knock
Girls Generation – I Got a Boy pic.twitter.com/LUBgXNHo01
— Random Kpop Tweets (@KpopQween24) May 1, 2017
According to fans, three of TWICE’s music videos (“TT”, “Knock Knock”, and “Cheer Up”) are among the top four most disliked videos on YouTube.
While TWICE is well-loved in Korea, having even been regarded as the new “Nation’s Girl Group” by Korean television broadcasts and news outlets, they have also started attracting more and more anti-fans as their fame continues to grow.
We're tired of absolutely no constructive criticism at this point, if you haven't been a ONCE&seen all the idiotic hate Twice has gotten. From yt dislike projects to flooding their social media with hate, then there's no point in arguing. Why not just decrease the bulk of immas?
— Candylicious.Cassy2.0 (@CassiO_Owow) June 30, 2018
However, as haters continue to monitor all of TWICE’s activities, they appear to also be helping to add to TWICE’s success.
The 352,000+ dislikes on “TT” definitely amounted to a ton of views, helping it become the most-watched K-Pop girl group music video of all time.
And while no one wants to have anti-fans, it’s quite evident that having haters is also a clear sign of success.
The power of TWICE, Once and Thrice pic.twitter.com/UL9wD52QqS
— ONLY 너 (@directoreilene) September 23, 2016