By Sarah Bathke | @randomfandomme
April Fool’s has always been a day to have light-hearted fun and occasionally play a masterfully planned prank, and in K-pop, it’s a day where accounts switch identities, post idols they normally wouldn’t, and idols prank fans. It’s a day to bring us all together as fans, and remind ourselves that K-pop and the community within it is a fun place to be! Here, we rounded up some of our favorite pranks and fun from this year’s April Fool’s day!
Kingdom Competitors Switch Identities
With Mnet’s upcoming show Kingdom: Legendary War, fanbases on Twitter for several of the competing groups got together and showed support for their competitors by switching identities for the day and promoting their groups for the day!
THIS IS CUTE pic.twitter.com/ADrVsUROGQ
— sheetal (@steIIarchris) March 31, 2021
kingdom update accounts are exchanging layouts and dns for april fools lmao pic.twitter.com/6uQJewR9sc
— mei 💗 (@M00NBAEE) March 31, 2021
Fansites Shift Focus
Manyfansites will take pictures and videos of other idols at events when they are there for the idols that they normally photograph and release them on April Fool’s! There were tons of fansites that participated in this, and these are just a few!
8. l'ivresse (ONEUS Seonho) pic.twitter.com/htsNMJ1Zda
— 재혀니편 (@mylightjaehyun) March 31, 2021
— Colorful V. 컬러풀비 (@Colorful__V) April 1, 2021
— 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐲💫 (@Scenery_HS) March 31, 2021
— LOVE PEACH (@LOVEPEACH_1213) March 31, 2021
— 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘆 (@honesty_xj) March 31, 2021
— alloveryou (@alloveryou0309) March 31, 2021
— 청사진323 (@blueprint_323) March 31, 2021
그럼 찐 마지막으로 그럼 안녕~!
내년에 또 만나유
— SUGAPOWDER : 슈가파우더 (@Sugapowder_0309) March 31, 2021
One fansite of DUETTO’s Paek Intae even posted a fancam of NCT’s Taeyong at one of his most legendary “Cherry Bomb” performances!
— PATEADO 파테아도 (@paekintae_net) March 31, 2021
Hourly and Update Accounts Take on New Looks
Many hourly accounts that post pictures of idols will switch identities for the day, and we spotted both idols and objects making special appearances for the day of April Fool’s.
- Cha Eunwoo of Astro on an NCT Jaehyun account
— ً (@JJHLOOKS) March 31, 2021
2. NCT’s Renjun on a Stray Kids’ Han account!
— hourly han jisung (@hourlyhanjisung) March 31, 2021
3. Blackpink’s Rosé and NCT’s Jaehyun switched places on accounts dedicated to them
they won pic.twitter.com/L8QXxiQiVt
— dee (@209jsuh) March 31, 2021
4. Britney Spears made a special appearance on an NCT Jungwoo account!
— jungwoo pics (@picsjungwoo) March 31, 2021
5. Stray Kid’s Lee Know (aka Lee Minho) on a SHINee’s Choi Minho account
— ً (@choisource) March 31, 2021
6. An account devoted to NCT’s Ten switched it up and posted about his cats Louis and Leon instead!
— ً (@tensfeed) March 31, 2021
7. Keeping with the theme of idol pets, this account dedicated to NCT Chenle’s dog Daegal switched it up by posting EXO Sehun’s dog Vivi!
— ً (@DGLFEED) March 31, 2021
8. An update account for BTS’s RM decided to switch focus to his Bonsai trees for the day instead!
— namjoon pics (@rmarchives) March 31, 2021
9. And here is a WayV update account posting leeks in honor of WayV’s “leekbong!”
— WayV Subs & Translations (@WayVSubs2019) March 31, 2021
Fans don’t have all the fun just to themselves! Idols got in on the pranks this year too, and some of them definitely had us fooled!
- Enhypen’s Ni-ki changed their account on Twitter to feature pictures of his dog for the day!
ni-ki really did changed their layout and here meet bisco, a chocolate scented puppy 🐶🤣 pic.twitter.com/4FoJIdDUzc
— LeaCe희✜⁵ᴇɴ-⁷🍀🎭 (@MyOneAndonlyHee) March 31, 2021
2. BTOB’s Minhyuk posted a screenshot of a supposed article saying fellow member Im Hyunsik would join a girl group!
— HUTA (@btob2mh) March 31, 2021
3. NCT Dream released a video on YouTube titled “Cafe 7 DREAM,” and even changed their layout on Instagram to look like a real café. They even have been releasing content like they are a real café for the last several days!
NCT DREAM’s ‘cafe 7 dream’ video was a prank video pulled by dream/SM on NCTzen’s but NCT DREAM plan’s to release photos/content on their IG account from April 1 – April 5 https://t.co/1LBVwuOwEi
— NCT Updates ↔ (@NCTupdating) April 1, 2021
4. Johnny from NCT pulled a prank on NCTzens that he started setting up a day before April Fool’s just to trick them into thinking he was flying home to Chicago, but instead fans got a fun JCC episode featuring Ten with Johnny taking him around “Green-screen Chicago.”
and with a friend~~~https://t.co/i7Adz8U0nQ
— NCT (@NCTsmtown) April 1, 2021
5. Holland, an openly gay idol, posted this tweet messing with fans as kind of “opposite’s day” prank
actually, i’m straight
— HOLLAND (@HOLLAND_vvv) April 1, 2021
6. TXT’s Hueningkai created a separate account on Weverse pretending to be a fan, and then he responded and hyped himself up on his official artist account. That is one undercover idol!
hueningkai’s april fools joke is making a different weverse account and uploading his photos there ?? 😭 pic.twitter.com/ZJXyb1NSoT
— ace (@4thgenitboy) March 31, 2021
7. Many artists on the app Universe changed their profile pictures to inside jokes, including the members of Monsta X and Ateez!
monsta x changed their universe profile pic and bio for april fools pic.twitter.com/b7rR4U5PCR
— 𝐣𝐨𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚 ♡̆̈ 기현 (@monhamsta) April 1, 2021
oomf just told me jongho used “human protractor” bc he takes all his selfies at the same angle WHY IS JONGHO SO FUNNY 😭 pic.twitter.com/wOFDGOWW9G
— ً (@j3ngho) April 1, 2021
8. GOT7’s Bambam tricked fans into thinking he was going on a solo world tour, but eventually let them know it was all a farce!
BAMBAM Money City
World Tour 2021
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) March 31, 2021
9. Ending with a classic prank, Allen from Cravity pranked fans with a link to a funny music recommendation!
— CRAVITY (@CRAVITY_twt) April 1, 2021
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