Hong Kong has been called the biggest boy band in the world and has for the first time ever entered the K-POP group forever.
But even the world-renowned pop group proved immune to political tension, Japanese TV broadcasters suddenly canceled live performances of the chart-oriented Korean band BTS on Thursday, amid fears of a once-worn T-shirt. Band members
The T-shirt contains a historical image of the fierce mushroom cloud in Nagasaki, Japan, and some praised Americans at the end of World War II for their use of atomic bombs on Japan.
"After talking to the band 's spokesman about the intentions of the member states to wear T – shirts, we unfortunately decided to cancel the show this time," he read the statement posted on the Japanese station Music Station' s website. Network TV Asahi.
in Announced a statement. The official website BTS was known as Bangtan Boys and did not mention T-shirts but apologized to fans for cancellation.
The apparel article in question was reportedly worn by Jimin (23), one of the band's seven, in the 2017 episode of the group's reality show "BTS: Bon Voyage". T-shirts mushroom clouds Immediately after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities on August 9, 1945, more than 70,000 civilians died immediately over Nagasaki.
The repeated text block printed on the T-shirt with the image says "PATRIOTISM OUR HISTORY LIBERATION KOREA."
The incident, when over 70 years after the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II, deeply stirred anger that shook the relationship between the two countries that liberated the Korean peninsula from Japanese colonial rule (divided into the Korean Peninsula and South Korea). August 15th is still celebrated annually on the anniversary of Victory Day for both Koreas.
Last month, Korean courts raised historic tension. During the Second World War, he ordered Japanese steelmakers to pay compensation to South Koreans who were slave laborers.
The bilateral relationship is still under pressure from other heritage sites, such as the Korean comfort women who were forced to work in Japanese military comfort women. Many Koreans say that Japanese apology and compensation for the problem were not enough.
The T-shirt incident was a small but embarrassing frustration for the BTS. The BTS has been overwhelmingly successful in recent years due to its constantly changing hair color and musical influence. This year the band was not only the first K-pop band to top the Billboard Artist 100 charts, but twice in a few months.
In August, the BTS broke Taylor Swift's biggest YouTube video debut and recorded 45 million views of the video "Idol" in just 24 hours. In October, we finished the "Love Yourself" World Tour in North America with a concert sold to approximately 40,000 spectators at Citi Field in New York City.
The band has it. Previously, I was on a topic that was potentially contraindicated, and members expressed a particularly honest opinion of their support for the rights of homosexuals.
But back to their homeland, the relationship between their home country and Japan was something of a political minefield. In September, South Korean fans loudly shouted at the band's management agency, Big Hit Entertainment, after BTS announced a report on plans to release a Japanese single written by famous Japanese producer Astim Yasushi I hit it.
It is said to make a popular Japanese girl band. Prime Minister Akiba has aroused Korean fans in some of AKB48's costumes, featuring the sunrise that emerges as a painful symbol of Japanese imperialism. As a result of the rebound, BTS removed the single "Bird" from the latest Japanese album released on Wednesday.
According to the Korean press, the Korean fashion designer T – shirt designer of Ourhistory apologized by apologizing that the design was not intended to be interpreted as a half – day.
Despite the protests in Japan, many hard-working fans of this group, known as the army, seemed unshaken. On Friday, according to the newly released single "Fake Love / Airplane Pt.2" Japanese music statistics website Oricon, it remained at the top of the Japanese music singles chart.