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Why Chinese fans should not be upset at BTS’s speech!

BTS is making their way into the hearts of the people with their music. The K-pop sensation is releasing new albums, receiving awards, well general keeping their fans happy. However, it seems like not all of them share the same emotions. The boys are under the fire for making some comments about the Korean War and their Chinese fans are not happy. Read below to learn why the boys don’t deserve the hate they’re receiving!

  • The seven-piece boy band from South Korea was formed in 2010.
  • BTS recently received the Van Fleet Award from The Korean Society. 
  • Jung Kook, Suga, V, Jin, Jimin, RM, and J-Hope joined hands with UNICEF to campaign against violence. Watch the video below!

BTS’s virtual concert, Map of the Soul ON:E has been an amazing escape from the world. The visuals, the music, and the choreography actually gave us the energy that was drained out of us this year. Unfortunately, the good times don’t last forever. 

BTS accepting the Van Fleet Award from The Korea Society. Source: Washington Post

The band recently accepted an award from The Korea Society, to commemorate the US-Korean relationship. Woo-hoo! Cheers to the days of peace between the nations. As the Army was celebrating the milestone, a few of them were disheartened by a band member’s remarks during their acceptance speech. 

RM took the opportunity to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives due to conflicts between countries. He also thanked the US for their support during those trying times.

BTS accepting their awards at the Grammys

Many would see his words as a token of appreciation, however, fans from China misunderstood his stance. They believe that the singer indirectly insulted them, as their country supported the opposition during the conflict. 

BTS Army's logo

Now, when you associate yourself with the ‘Army’, you know that they are a bunch of dedicated people. From knowing their idol’s favorite color to what opinions they hold about the societal issues, fans of BTS know that the boys would never say anything to hurt anyone. 

BTS’s anti-violence campaign, Love Myself is an example of what the boys stand for. Their collaboration with UNICEF shows that they are dedicated to the cause and would never discriminate against anyone.

BTS performing at the Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations

The misunderstanding that has risen from RM speech needs to be acknowledged soon. The longer it stays, the more divided would their fans be. Before you make up your mind, make sure that you have your facts straight. Don’t base your opinions on what you read online! What do you think about RM’s speech and the reaction from the Chinese fans?

Estefanía Martínez

K-pop enthusiast, who binge-watches K-dramas with spicy midnight snacks. You too? Well, hello there, best friend! Follow me for all the awesome updates in the k-world.+ info

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