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Big Hit apologizes for the misogynistic lyrics in BTS's songs

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BTS's agency Big Hit Entertainment stepped up to address a recent controversy about the misogynistic lyrics in their songs, like "Hormone War" and Rap Monster's "Joke," with an official statement and apology.


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On June 6, Big Hit wrote through the official fan cafe:


"Big Entertainment and BTS acknowledge that since the end of 2015, there's been a controversy regarding the misogyny in BTS's lyrics, and after reviewing the lyrics once again, we found out that a portion of the substance could be misunderstood to criticize women, which was not intended when it was being written, and made people uncomfortable.  Also, we personally confirmed that a portion of the content posted onto SNS by BTS before their debut could be unpleasant content for women.  Regarding this, Big Hit Entertainment and BTS mulled over many things for a long time together, and the reason we had not announced an official stance all this time was in order to give sincere feedback through concrete details and a proper method at the most appropriate time.


"Big Hit Entertainment and all of BTS are extremely apologetic toward all of the fans as well as the people who felt uncomfortable because of BTS's lyrics and SNS content, and we will continually refer back to such comments and problems in the future during the writing process.  Through this discussion and review, we learned that because the creation of music is influenced by personal growth and experience as well as what's been seen in society, we cannot be free from societal prejudice and error.  We also learned that it could be undesirable to define women's roles and values in society from a man's viewpoint.


"We are now aware of the fact that as members of an idol group that is creating a trend in popular culture, the comments and behavior of the members could greatly influence many different people and the society.  Additionally, Big Hit Entertainment feels greatly responsible for causing concern to many people because we had not been more careful regarding the production of BTS's content. Even in the future, please continue to watch over BTS's development, and if you point out the parts where we're lacking, we will work even harder as we listen to the fans and society's advice."


What do you make of the controversy and their apology?

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CHYZ Sunday, October 2, 2016

Its the part that says, "women are the best present", It objectified women, saying that they're "presents" to be received, or given. At first when I heard the song, i also felt uncomfortable, and wondered why wasnt anyone complaining about this, but decided to let it go, since i bet they didnt mean anything serious by it. xD I liked the song actually, other than that part, every other part was super naise.There was a clip of Rap Mon explaining the meaning of the lyrics and that line, i just saw it this year, and cause of that im okay with it now.. :))

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DZico Sunday, August 7, 2016

can Bighit shut up sometimes , I mean they great company and all but they been apologizing for stupid stuff and they kind ruining BTS hard work , who did they ask before apologizing , did they ask the fans opinions , the fans been listening to those songs sense forever ever come to bighit mind to ask fan opinion rather then listening to haters opinion ?

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YueYuu DZico Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It were fans and they were calm and collected when they voiced their misgivings. Also, if you dig deeper you'll find information to Namjoon talking to a guy named Idon'tknowanymore who's aware of the sexism that's still going on in KPop and in Korea and general and you will realized that this statement most likely came from Namjoon himself. He's intelligent and so very open-minded, he's someone who learns a lot and wants to learn even more. I'm for sure not a hater and those lyrics made me feel uncomfortable too.

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Kortlynn Friday, August 5, 2016

I'm a girl, and I say their songs are fine. I feel like the people who had such serious problems with them were maybe too sensitive or easily excited. BTS is fine the way they are now, in that regard.

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