HYPEBAE is under fire by BIGBANG fans for an article they published to their website.
A couple of days ago, YG confirmed that BIGBANG had renewed their contracts for the third time, the news was covered by various news outlets all around the world as people’s eyes were on YG and the possibility of one of the biggest boy group renewing their contracts with their label.
News outlet HYPEBAE released an article that and managed to infuriate basically the entire fandom because of the way it was written. The article had many problematic lines including,
“Fans don’t seem to be taking the news too well,”
“A unique group of ex-convicts.”
To make matters worse, the writer of the article wrapped it up by linking back to a BTS article that covers their new song. Fans found HYPEBAE disrespectful and unprofessional and have begun trending a hashtag demanding an apology.
The article has been heavily edited a couple of times according to fans, the content shrunk to a couple of paragraphs and the problematic lines were deleted.
VIPs are still furious with HYPEBAE and are still demanding an apology; they want HYPEBAE to address the situation properly instead of silently editing the article.
Here are some of their tweets:
Don’t say in your article that “fans” called BIGBANG a group of ex-convicts. Be more professional. And Apologize for trying to slander BIGBANG reputation. In the meantime while you find some respect and integrity stream BANG BANG BANG by BIGBANG.#HypebaeApologizeToBIGBANG
— AXHXO (@axhxo1) March 13, 2020
Imagine giving a task to a “journalist” that did not even took the time to research properly and apply every journalism etiquette known to record #HypebaeApologizeToBIGBANG
— joyce (@_tttopchoi) March 13, 2020
Don’t you dare call yourself a journalist if you spread misinformation #HypebaeApologizeToBIGBANG
— Pink_octopus (@Octopusfor5bang) March 13, 2020
— 🐼🍓 (@fivechella) March 13, 2020
What do you think of this situation? Do you think they should apologize?