BTS Suga’s recent mixtape has been getting a lot of attention and praise from critics and fans alike.
The mixtape has broken so many records and set a bunch more, it recently became the first-ever album for a Korean soloist to chart on the top 10 UK official Albums chart.
Besides the attention, something else came along and it’s dividing the internet.
UPDATE: Suga’s apology for this issue, here is Big Hit explanation
People began to notice the voice of a cult-leader in Suga’s song “What do You think?” The song samples Jim Jones’s speech and it’s been getting him a lot of backlash.
… though you are dead, yet you shall live, and he that liveth and believeth shall never die.Jim Jones
Trigger Warning: Violence
To explain it as simply as possible, Jim Jones is a white cult-leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass murder-suicide of his followers in his jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana. Over 900 people were ordered to commit suicide by cyanide-poisoned Flavor Aid. A good portion of those who lost their lives was from the black community and many of them were children. He also glorified North Korea and its leader while criticizing South Korea.
Since it’s a huge topic, its best for you to search on the terrifying incident on the internet. Documentary Channel Real Stories had published an extensive documentary covering the incident in details:
Suga’s song “What do You think?” samples a part of his speech at the beginning of the song and it has gotten a lot of backlash. Fans and nonfans have expressed their disappointment with Suga for using the cult-leader voice for aesthetic and argue that he should know better.
The issue blew up so much so that ‘Jim Jones’ began trending on twitter worldwide with over 60K tweets as of this writing.
It’s important to point out that not everyone thinks this is a big deal, some think its being overblown while others think its being swept under the rugs by the fandom who’s been trying to clean the searches of Yoongi after the issue surfaced.
Its also important to note that many ARMY have been emailing Big Hit about the situation and are waiting for their response.
Stay tuned for more updates!
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What do you think of this?
The fact that this is being made into an issue right now is extremely telling. To view his sampling from the lens of anything other than what would be his own (a korean) is disgusting. That reverend preached to many demographics his true beliefs and when they started to notice the delusions he killed them. We was vehemently against South Korea and said they should be like the North with communism. To view him using the sample as antiblack conveniently at this time is abhorrent. To top it off OP is infamous for stirring up scandals with no context and fake evidence particularly concerning this group and literally no one else. It’s really unfortunate.
Jim Jones adopted three South Korean children to ‘purify’ them and ‘save’ them from South Korean influence.
He murdered his own South Korean son and grandson, and another girl adopted from South Korean.
Jim Jones being a white-saviour, a murderer, and a hater of South Korean culture is part of South Korea’s history. The impact of Jim Jones’s legacy and what he represents to an individual South Korean artist is not the same as what he means to other groups of people, and so can’t be judged from those perspectives.