An Australian TV Show ’20 to One’ which airs on Channel 9 has come under serious condemnation. This follows racist and disrespectful comments against k-pop boy band BTS.
During the show, hosts and comedians spoke very derogatory about fans of BTS who are collectively known as BTS Army.
Some of the words used against the group include:
– “Kim Jong Un is well into boy bands.”
– “The biggest band you’ve never heard.”
– “The South Korean One Direction…Yeah never heard of them”
– “When I first heard something Korean had exploded in America, I got worried. So I guess it could have been worse. But not much worse.”
One of the hosts went ahead to tivialize RM’s recent speech at the UN saying he probably talked about hair products.
Fans of BTS are obviously not happy about the incident and have since condemned the station, while calling on them to apologize.
Check some tweets out.
— 183619 (@6xd3qJ1quwkUSAC) June 19, 2019
Apologize for your act of racism, defamation and slander of character! #Channel9Apologize
— BTSLovesArmyAlways (@BTSLovesArmyAl1) June 19, 2019
One can not like something & still not be a racist xenophobic dick about it. Felt so uncomfortable watching ur news segment about BTS I wanted to vomit. Is this a joke? You’re responsible for your image and still did shit like that willingly. A cancelling today #Channel9Apologize
— wiktoria (@yoongispuppy) June 19, 2019
I’m sorry but as an Australian this is embarrassing. Racist jokes and mocking their entire career just don’t cut it. And I’m pre sure you don’t just ask randos if their gay and thinks it’s okay. Congrats on triggering a whole community #channel9apologize pic.twitter.com/BIox8LYCrq
— stan gg’s y’all (@tofuhyunie) June 19, 2019
so “the biggest band you’ve never heard of” held a speech at the UN about stopping the violence, getting over hardships, developping yourself and became ambasadors of Hyundai- sponsor who pays your bills- only for you to humiliate them on national televison???#Channel9Apologize pic.twitter.com/LmNpCWk9R6
— _namjoon’s.dimple_ (@imsopure4) June 19, 2019
Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com
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