It has unfortunately happened again!
YouTube has deleted 3,801,146 views of “Boy With Luv” Music Video, making it the third time such a large amount of views were deleted from the video.
“Boy With Luv” Music Video was released on April 12 and became the most viewed video on YouTube in the first 24 hours, it also became the fastest music video to reach the 100 million views on the platform.
However, the road to break these records had been turbulent to ARMY to say the least. The first time YouTube deleted views were back when the music video reached 90 million views.
Fans noticed that the music video suddenly dropped to 80 million views.
The second time it happened was on April 14. Suddenly, “Boy With Luv” went from 117 million views to 113 million views which caused anger among the fandom, again.
The third time it happened is today. On April 17 around 11:00 am KST, the video lost approx. 3,801,146 views
According to many fans, the video was around 148.9 million views and it suddenly dropped to 144.9 million views. Some fans report seeing 3 million views loss while others report seeing 4 million views loss.
Regardless, the fandom is very disappointed and furious with YouTube for continuing to delete views from the music video, they’re demanding Big Hit Entertainment take an action against YouTube for deleting views from “Boy With Luv.”
Here are some of their tweets:
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— BTS WORLDWIDE 🌎 (@btsworIdwide) April 17, 2019
I mean, can anyone not file a lawsuit against YouTube? Like bighit? Or anyone for that matter?
— MI CASA💃💜 | FOCUS ON SPOTIFY DESIMYS (@BooTaeBooTae) April 17, 2019
Yt is being paid to keep us from reaching 200 million- but we will fight on – we r not army for nothing – when u stan BTS you inherit all their haters too – it’s sad
— Paula&JIMIN&BTS (@Paulaluvs1D) April 17, 2019
Yt better give our views back.. Seriously I think its already 18 million views that have been deleted.. #givebackour18millionviews
— chim minnie (@Christi32536606) April 17, 2019
— BTSARMY (@AdoRepMcxYouth) April 17, 2019
YouTube stop killing army 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
Again deleted another 3 million in the last 24 hour YouTube you are making us suffer we have only gained 4 million views in 24 hours because u keep deleting views
— kookie 💜 (@kookie24193439) April 17, 2019
Omg Youtube delete again 3,4 M views Boy With Luv 🐍🐂💨💨
— BTSluvARMY (@BangtansLuvArmy) April 17, 2019
YouTube had previously explained why views can be deducted, here is their answer.
The fandom is still aiming to reach 200 million views quickly to set another record for the boys.
What do you think of this?