On April 4 local time, Billboard revealed the first batch of nominations for 2019 awards, three Kpop acts made the list.
EXO, BTS and GOT7 were nominated for Top Social Artist award. This is EXO and GOT7 first time to be nominated for a Billboard award.
They’re going up against: Ariana Grande and Louis Tomlinson.
Let the games begin…
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) April 4, 2019
While fans of GOT7 and EXO were happy to see that their groups got nominated one simple detail in the announcement has caused quite the stir among fans.
Billboard posted a video announcement of the Top Social Artist award. They included a photo of three acts: Ariana Grande, BTS and Louis Tomlinson, however, didn’t put photos up for either EXO or GOT7 which upset some iGOT7s and EXO-Ls.
Here is what fans had to say:
h-hey billboard got7 and exo isn’t my ult but its really not that hard to find their pics.. i volunteer as tribute to give you the pics pic.twitter.com/IcZ6YvarYJ
— ❤️ i love bts ❤️ (@soft_mochiii) April 4, 2019
billboard dumb as fuck and disrespectful as fuck give exo and got7 the respect they deserve
— (@yeosangn) April 4, 2019
Billboard should atleast look for any pictures of EXO and GOT7 to be shown in the nomination list. Pls dont make them dirty, they also deserve this nomination ;(( #BBMAs
— ȶaegyu (@taedaeguprince) April 4, 2019
why billboard did it to exo and got7? im sad pic.twitter.com/Pe7nW2onTz
— fr (@koogalaxy97) April 4, 2019
This is how billboard sees got7 and EXO pic.twitter.com/K79dlTQQ5s
— Amani (@jiuenbells) April 4, 2019
what billboard think exo and got7 look like pic.twitter.com/cSViYQHeGv
— sasha (@intnini) April 4, 2019
Meanwhile, there are other fans are extremely happy EXO and GOT7 were nominated and chose to look at the positive side.
What do you think of this?