Jimin has finally spoken up about the controversy surrounding a t-shirt he wore a year ago that had a photo of the atomic bomb on it.
BTS had held the first concert of their Japanese leg tour at Tokyo Dome and it was their first official appearance since the t-shirt controversy.
After the concert finished, Jimin took time to address his Japanese fans and talk about the controversy, he said,
“I think many army from around the world were surprised and worried because of recent events. My heart hurts.”
He then opened up about their humble beginnings in Japan, he said,
“We held our first showcase at a small concert stage in Tokyo, back then we were surprised by how many Japanese army actually showed up to see us.
Before, coming to the Tokyo Dome, we went around a lot.
I don’t think I will be able to forget our first concert at the Tokyo Dome with all of you today.
I am happy to be with you army. I hope that you also feel happy seeing us too.”
Big Hit Entertainment has also released an official apology to BTS’s recent controversies.
They entertained more than 50,000 fans at Tokyo Dome on November 13.
Jimin ending ment: We’ve really come a long way. Bc of many circumstances I think ARMY in not only Japan but lots all over the world have been worried about me, sorry for burdening you. I believe that we’ll have more opportunities to see each other in +
— chihiro☽ Tokyo Day 2💫 (@kookceptional) November 13, 2018
How do you feel about his apology?
He didn’t outwardly express it, but I do feel sorry for him!
This is coming from someone who is not an army, I do like BTS but I am not vastly interested in them or whatever they do like ‘fans’ do. I do find their success rather interesting and a good case to study.
I liked that Big Hit apologized for the shirt, we might think its only a shirt but to them it can become a death sentence if media decides to play around with it as they please. What I mean by that, is that taking a stance or expressing an opinion as an idol is something almost impossible because you will always be offending someone. BTS have a lot to lose if they decided to do that. Now whether the shirt was Jimin’s fault or not, we don’t know and I don’t think we ever will, big hit will try to protect their boys to the max!
I do think the shirt can be considered hurtful because a lot of people died because of that bomb. The designer said he didn’t mean it but it doesn’t take away from the fact that we as well as the victims and their families can see it like that.
I do wish him all the best, I heard from many fans he’s the most sensitive in his group. Right now, I am at a point where I wish BTS would end the year without any more controversies…