On the morning of the 18th of October, a showcase was held Seoul, to commemorate the release of KINGDOM’s mini 7th album, “History Of Kingdom: Part Ⅶ. JAHAN.”
The release of this album was not entirely smooth. The album cover design was similar to the Islamic holy book, the Quran, which was deemed inappropriate as it is sacred to Muslims. The agency decided to dispose of all 70,000 copies of the album, stating that “cultural diversity and coexistence are the top values.”
Regarding this issue, Dann expressed his feelings, saying, “We were on tour at the time, and we found out through SNS that there was a big controversy. We didn’t know about it either. What I wanted to say is that it’s not because we didn’t respect others, but because we were ignorant.”
He then apologized once again, saying, “I am sorry to the many Muslim individuals who were hurt by this. As a team that interprets all cultures around the world into K-POP and presents them on stage, we will be more cautious to prevent such incidents in the future.”
He added, “Our agency quickly decided to dispose of all the albums and apologized. I thought that was the right judgment.”
“History Of Kingdom: Part Ⅶ. JAHAN” is an album that decorates the final chapter of the “History Of Kingdom” that has been going on for three years. The title track, “COUP D’ETAT,” is a danceable beat sound that showcases KINGDOM’s masculinity for the first time and leaves a deep impression.