Big Hit Entertainment new rookie boy group TXT has had an unfortunate encounter with racist photographers.
On June 2, the boys performed at iHeartRadio “Wango Tango” in Los Angeles. Fans were excited to see the boys promote in America, however, fans noticed that during the red carpet event, some photographers threw around some pretty racist remarks.
In a video shared by a TXT fan, photographers said,
“Pose like you’re Asian.”
“Get close like you’re Asian.”
Check out the full clip:
.@iHeartRadio @WangoTango_ We kindly ask for an apology towards TXT. During their walk through the pink carpet, the photographers/press made RACIST remarks towards them. They went on to ask “what’s the name of the group?” following by a MISPRONUNCIATION (Text) of their name. pic.twitter.com/E1lX1teDtC
— mena ♡’s taehyun | by jin (@gcfbeomjun) June 2, 2019
Others were asking who the group was and some even mispronounced their name and called them ‘text.’
TXT fans were furious with the racist remarks and demanded an apology from iHeartRadio “Wango Tango.” The official Twitter account ended up tweeting,
We’re so sorry for this! The person who said this probably it’s not a good person. We don’t know who it is, but we are not racist and we accepted all people. #SpreadLove #WangoTango https://t.co/lwTDDJHVwj
— #WangoTango (@WangoTango_) June 2, 2019
However, that apology was met with poor response from TXT fans, here are some of their tweets,
Wow what a meaningful apology! “Probably not a good person” are u talking to children? Wow
— Hedi (@MissChemical) June 2, 2019
Did a 4 year old write this? Disgusting and unacceptable.
— Lisa Marie (@_lmdb_) June 3, 2019
what kind of apology is this, tragic
— ali by jin (@ggukflies) June 2, 2019
you call this an apology?? i call bs 🗿 as we were saying, give us the proper apology txt deserve
— cherrykoya 🍒 (@_honneyv) June 2, 2019
this apology sounds like a 7 year old wrote it in
— hobi enthusiast 💗 (@grapeboyjin) June 2, 2019
what kind of bare minimum apology is this
— cаї 🦋 nsfr ♡ BY JIN DAY ♡ (@heejinjoon) June 3, 2019
What do you think of this?