Pinoy band Ben&Ben decided to postpone the implementation of its fandom name “Light.” This came after the band was made known that a K-Pop fandom also uses the same name.
Through their social media sites, Ben&Ben said:
“Hello. We have decided to suspend our fandom name “Lights” until further notice, as many have informed us that there is already an existing K-pop fandom with the same name. We apologize for the confusion and dismay that this has caused to the parties involved.
Furthermore, we truly did not realize that it may cause trouble being that Ben&Ben is an OPM band from the Philippines. we hold high respect for K-pop culture and K-pop fandoms.
The band management will settle this matter immediately.”
hello. we have decided to suspend our fandom name "Lights" until further notice, as many have informed us that there is…
On September 3, Ben&Ben announced the fandom name “Light” through their social media accounts, a perfect name for their fans as they “have always been the light to the 9 of [Ben&Ben].”
it has been a good three years with all of you. we are forever thankful. so today, we are naming the official Ben&Ben Fandom, "Lights". @benandbenlights
— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) September 3, 2020
However, the fandom name “Light” is also the same name used for K-Pop group HIGHLIGHT’s fandom. HIGHLIGHT, formerly known as BEAST before they left Cube Entertainment, announced their fandom name “Light” last June 2017.
Lights (HIGHLIGHT’s fans) then quickly notified the group, and asked Ben&Ben if they can consider changing the name. Ben&Ben did, deciding to postpone the implementation of their fandom name on the same day of the announcement.
Ben&Ben fans began suggesting other potential names such as “Liwanag” or “Sinag,” both of which also mean light in Filipino.