A Japanese broadcaster canceled a reside TV look of the Korean band BTS after a photograph went viral of a band member sporting a T-shirt exhibiting an atomic bombing juxtaposed with the celebration of Korea’s liberation from Japan after World Battle II.
Japanese social media was crammed with chatter over the picture of Jimin sporting the shirt with a picture of a mushroom cloud with the English phrases “patriotism” and “Korea.”
TV Asahi mentioned it had talked with the band’s recording firm to attempt to be taught why he wore the T-shirt. The broadcaster’s assertion additionally apologized to viewers who had seemed ahead to the band’s look, which had been scheduled for Friday.
Firm spokesman Shinya Matsuki declined additional remark.
Common Music mentioned it can proceed to help BTS however confirmed their look on the reside music present “Music Station” was canceled.
are extraordinarily in style in Japan, generally in stark distinction to the controversy and hostility that may mark different facets of the 2 nation’s ties due to Japan’s occupation of the Korean Peninsula within the early 20th century till the tip of World Battle II.
Some Japanese followers of the band expressed disgust on Twitter that their present was canceled over a T-shirt.
The seven-member BTS has collaborated with Japanese American DJ and musical artist Steve Aoki and has reached No. 1 on the Billboard
South Korean Okay-pop and film stars chart.