The boy group KINGDOM’s agency has responded to Muslim fans protests regarding the group’s upcoming album design!
This comes in response to the controversy surrounding the insult many Muslims fans took with the cover, the group Kingdom has decided to ‘discard all’ the new album covers that caused the issue. The reprinted quantity will reach about 70,000 copies for the initial release.
The jacket of KINGDOM’s 7th mini-album, “History of Kingdom: Part 7. JAHAN,” was criticized from the moment it was revealed for its image reminiscent of the Islamic scripture, the Quran.
Along with the unprecedented decision to discard all the album covers, the management agency officially apologized for the controversy. KINGDOM’s agency, GF Entertainment, stated that the issue was caused by “ignorance and carelessness” and apologized to not only Muslims but also to anyone who felt uncomfortable.
Despite the complete re-production, KINGDOM’s new mini-album is still scheduled to be released on October 18th as originally announced. Pre-orders will resume on the morning of the 26th.