It’s being reported by various ARMYs that BTS upcoming album “Map Of The Soul: Persona” has been leaked.
The first alleged leak to be discussed is the leak associated with Walmart/Target.
Many fans have reported that both stores have been selling the upcoming album ahead of its release date on Friday, April 12. Other ARMYs talked about a girl that allegedly leaked a shipment of the album ahead of its release.
So apparently a Walmart was selling the persona album guys please don’t leak the songs don’t ruin it for bts they’ve worked so hard
— -Meghan (@xjmxvx) April 5, 2019
wtf I just saw that there’s persona on shelves and some people are buying it early y’all ???? you cant wait ???? tannies work so hard y’all better not leak anything jfc this has been happening with recent comebacks I hate it
— suz ☼ CB WEEK (@parkkchimin) April 5, 2019
If retail stores accidentally put Persona up for sale before the actual date, tell the store that the release date is April 12th. Don’t buy it. Don’t leak the album.
If your preorder arrives early, do not leak the album.
Respect our boys work.
— Ria 🌿⚪ (@__gaciria) April 5, 2019
It’s unknown if multiple shops started selling the albums ahead of time or whether one single female worker was the one who leaked the albums ahead of their release.
Some Twitter users talked about a Walmart in Canada that had the album on shelves ahead of its release, some argue that’s where the leak came from. It is said to have been an accident and it’s been contained. However, there is no confirmation from Walmart that such an incident even happened.
Walmarts in Canada are putting the album ‘Persona’ on shelves 1 week before the official release but they did it “ON ACCIDENT” WTF!
Others are trying to buy the album so they can leak the songs before 12/04 and other people are leaking pictures of Bts from there soundcheck -_-
— chimmybby (@chimmybby) April 6, 2019
The other issue is that a couple of twitter accounts leaked “Boy With Luv” feat. Halsey on the platform. The video also made its way to YouTube where it was uploaded by someone and later deleted; ARMYs saw the posts and immediately sprang into action.
A couple of twitter accounts put out a format of email to send to Big Hit Entertainment to report them the leaks.
B/TS BOY WITH LUV L/EAKS!
please copy and paste the text in the tweets below and email it to bighit to let them know about these l*aks + attach these screenshots! pic.twitter.com/Up2v4crSEe
— maria // PERSONA 🗺️ (@sweeteenin) April 9, 2019
The video is shot in a car and it seems that the person in the car was playing the CD; some suspect that the people bought the albums leaked by the female who initially leaked those albums or the stores that put the album on shelves ahead of its release.
ARMY are furious with the possible leaks and are asking other fellow ARMY not to view or engage with those video tweets and to directly report to Big Hit who will take the necessary actions.
How do you feel about this?