An Australian Show called “20 to One” is being heavily criticized for the way they reported on BTS.
BTS came at number 18 on their top 20 list of pop culture and instead of only listing out their accomplishments, they proceeded to belittle some members and make fun of them as well.
The hosts, as well as some commentators/comedians, gave snarky remarks to BTS; they were called ‘the south Korean one direction,’ one host said ‘never heard of them.’
When they spoke about their number one album in America, they expressed their amusement at how that was possible considering that only one member spoke English. It seems that the hosts are unaware BTS got that number one singing in their mother tongue KOREAN.
When talking about their skills, one said,
“I have no idea what they’re singing about. But, these guys are great. The choreo is great. The singing is…passable.”
They pulled a clip from Jimin’s voice cracking at an award show almost as if trying to show that they can’t sing.
One other said,
“There are 7 members. That is a lot. Surely you could fire 4 of them.”
Besides that, the hosts also called RM with his old stage name showing just how little the entire piece on BTS was researched.
The awful piece didn’t stop there, the hosts made fun of their UN speech when one host asked what they talked about, the other guessed ‘hair products.’
Here is the clip in question:
Hey ARMYs! We got a racist realtor fired over his tweets about BTS.
Who’s up for a second round to get some Australian presenters fired? pic.twitter.com/lA0sSXLJdo
— 🎋 | NAMGI OST 🔜 21/6 (@YOONGIFlED) June 19, 2019
As you’d expect, ARMY were furious with the hosts and the comedians and commentators who made fun of BTS. Many are mass-emailing the network demanding an apology for that excuse of a broadcast.
Some are also demanding that Big Hit takes strict legal action against the hosts, many are emailing Big Hit with information about this and instructions on how they could possibly punish them for their snarky disrespectful remarks.
My Personal Thoughts
WOW! That was really cringy and difficult to watch. I don’t know, is this show supposed to include such snarky disrespectful remarks about celebrities? Is it a running theme or what? (if you know plz let me know)
Aside from the fact that they were disrespectful, it was poorly researched. Some clips felt as if they were purposefully trying to show the bad side of BTS, other clips show them demeaning the accomplishments.
I don’t mind criticism even tho the fandom doesn’t really like that, but this is out of line because it feels like they’re just trying to belittle whatever they accomplished.
I don’t know if this counts as defamation or slander in Australian law, Korean law is hella strict but I don’t know if this is how it works in Australia. So mass reporting to Big Hit will probably do nothing.
I know a lot of ARMY are pissed, however, I have seen many accounts hacking the hosts’ accounts and retrieving their personal information. Many are ‘exposing’ them on twitter and it’s awful.
You can’t fight fire with fire, if you want this to be solved don’t hack and threaten the hosts, that makes you look crazy and possessive. ARMY can be very difficult to like.
I don’t like what this show has done but to go out of your way and threaten death, expose private information, expose family members’ names and blast that on social media, that’s sick and I don’t stand by that. and the fact that there are ARMY encouraging this behavior is sickening. I can’t believe this, BTS preaches peace and love and this is how the fandom reacts.
If BTS saw some of these fans actions they’d be ashamed. This is not how you demand an apology. The same people who preach love for the members blast the hosts’ mother and father names, that’s unacceptable and it honestly freaks me out how some love people so much they’re willing to do such awful things.