On one of Korea’s largest online communities, a Korean user revealing how the non-profit organization constantly receives useless K-Pop idol albums as charitable contributions.
The user called out K-Pop fandoms that dump tens of thousands of albums that are open, without photo cards and/or other extra contents.
These used quality CDs then become nothing but luggage that takes up storage space for the orphanage.
When comments asked why the orphanage doesn’t turn down the album donations, the user explained it’s not that easy for non-profits to choose which donations to receive and which to turn down, especially because being picky could complicate future charitable contributions that can be useful for the organization.
When the post went viral, other non-profit organization employees spoke up in agreement.
An anonymous Red Cross employee even claimed that some fans go as far as reporting the non-profit for turning down the album donations
“K-Pop really needs to work on replacing physical CDs… They’re such a huge waste. The donations stem from the industry making fans break records this way.”