Korean army are not happy right now!
Recently, it has been revealed that BTS will be working with popular producer Akimoto Yasushi on their upcoming Japanese song “Bird,” he is a very influential figure in the Japanese music scene and he was the producer behind AKB48.
He will be writing the upcoming Japanese track “Bird” and it is believed that Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si Hyuk was the driving force behind the collaboration.
However, Korean fans were not happy with the news, and for a multitude of reasons that the international army might fail to understand.
They are against this collaboration because Akimoto Yasushi has been involved in controversy; he is believed to be ‘right-winger’ which stands for anti-Korean acts. He had previously been in controversy because AKB48 performed songs with the controversial rising sun flag.
Korean fans were enraged back then since its such a controversial and sensitive topic to Koreans. This is why K-Army are very disappointed right now in Bang Si Hyuk.
As results, they are now boycotting the group and the agency; they are not streaming BTS’ songs, music videos, and live broadcasts. Why are they doing that?
It’s because Big Hit Entertainment hasn’t issued a response to fan’s demands of an explanation after the announcement of the collaboration. BTS’s fan café is flooded with fan posts asking for an explanation, the fans believe he doesn’t suit BTS’s style and that BTS can do well without the collaboration.
Some k-army have also agreed not to buy BTS’s albums and official merchandise.
On Twitter, Korean army and Japanese army also tried to explain to international army why this collaboration is a bad idea.
Fans talked about his controversial past, he’s been always criticized for producing misogynistic songs which degrade women, especially young girls.
What makes the problem worse is that Korea has a tense relationship with Japan right now and since many believe he is a right-wing man, Koreans are very displeased and disappointed.
One Japanese army tweeted,
Hi I’m Japanese Army. BTS is gonna release new song in Japan on November. Their new song, “Bird” was written by Yasushi Akimoto. He’s producing many girl idol group in Japan, and he’s quite famous in Japan but he has bad impressions in common since he writes girly&weird lyrics.
— ㄹㅁ( lemon (@svt__bt_) September 13, 2018
Another army wrote,
So basically the lyricist for bts’ new japanese single, Yasushi Akimoto is a Right Wing, which is very sensitive topic right now in between Korea and Japan. So many k-army are worried BTS will get lots of hate from k-side.
— Ipurpleu태태💜 (@chiminee1226) September 13, 2018
Another one said,
Yasushi Akimoto is a member of Japan’s right wing group.
Right wing groups are a group of Japanese people who oppose Korea itself.He is not even welcomed by Japan for his attitude of disrespecting the weak as well as for female sexual harassment.
— HAPPY🌟BTS 영원한 날개가 되어 줄께 (@xhehfl77) September 13, 2018
I’m truly disappointed at the fact that Yasushi Akimoto, a notorious producer of AKB 48 is involved with the songwriting of bts’s new single ‘Bird’. He’s been always criticized for producing misogynistic songs which degrade women, especially young girls. I’m so sad.
— ホランキ🌵호랑끼 (@horangkki) September 13, 2018
K-Army wrote comments such as,
“What are you thinking Big hit” “This is just wrong!” “Don’t sell BTS to Japan like that!”
The single will be released on November 7. Despite the backlash, Big Hit Entertainment remains silent for some reason.
Here are more tweets that dive into the situation:
Akimoto Yasushi, who writes the lyrics of BTS’s new Japanese album referring to Japanese news article, is known for his misogynic lyrics and his work of a right wing of Japan
— 나는리그램 (@nckrgrm) September 13, 2018
To those who don’t know how awfully misogynistic and sexist Yasushi Akimoto’s lyrics are, please take a moment to look at the English translation of the lyrics of “Einstein yori Dianna Agron” (“Dianna Agron rather than Einstein” in English). @BigHitEnt @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/R9qFL8SMtv
— ホランキ🌵호랑끼 (@horangkki) September 14, 2018
I don’t support the lyrics Yasushi Akimoto writes at all. It’s not that. It’s people commenting on bts’ photos saying that Japan is disgusting and bts shouldn’t work there. So you really did nothing wrong :).
— se. (@hugswithyoongi) September 13, 2018
We need to correct the mistake of the agency.👿👿👿
All the world’s Ami must fight together.🙏🙏🙏
Because of the collaboration with Yasushi Akimoto, the BTS will lose a lot and may be called a traitor in your country😭😭 pic.twitter.com/CzEVUMcAoT
— ☆뀨뀨☆ (@BTS_ARMY5TH_RS) September 14, 2018
What do you think of this?