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Some BTS fans under fire for inappropriate comments about Korea's recent earthquake

By beansss   Monday, September 12, 2016   164,398   14,716   319
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On September 12, South Korea suffered from the biggest earthquake in the country's recorded history, affecting regions around Gyeongju. Despite the fact that the earthquake did not cause any serious damage, aside from two minor injuries, a few BTS fans' activities online regarding the disaster have become the cause of some controversy.

Netizens noticed that around 9PM (KST), one of the trending posts on a popular internet cafe platform read, "Of course, because its Rap Monster's birthday, there's an earthquake. Definitely the god of destruction...." Furthermore, fans took to Twitter to trend similar jokes, saying, "The reason that an earthquake occurred today is because today is god of destruction's birthday so the earth is celebrating it" and replying, "Ah it's oppa's earthquake!!!!", "Even the ground is dancing because its happy", and more. 

Netizens, as well as ARMY who disagree with some of the fans in question, have been expressing shock and disdain toward these jokes, with comments like, "Aigoo, I'm here worrying about my grandmother... what is this...", "This is just defaming Rap Monster's image", "Wow.. Seriously why do they do this.. stop", "I'm a BTS fan but this is not okay. I was seriously so scared", and more. 

What do you think of the recent controversy?







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abijungkook Saturday, September 17, 2016

As an ARMY i am very disappointed! then its actually immature little 12 year olds who shouldn't have social media, or a phone in that case, they should be studing (i'm 14 and i'm not this stupid) WTF IS WITH THESE IMMATURE LITTLE SHITS SAYING THIS? hopefully they know that BTS actually looks at these tweets when their tagged... and tbh i dont think NamJoonie oppa would be happy!

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SakiH Friday, September 16, 2016

There are so many comments about how this is an unfair generalization, instead of the fact that this is a pretty immature thing to do. The article clearly says 'Some' fans and the fact is, this is a terrible thing for anyone to comment during such a tragedy. Of course people are going to get angry. All fandoms go through this, there's no point getting offended about it.

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kpopfanatic93 Thursday, September 15, 2016

disappointed but not surprised

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CHRISTINAMR kpopfanatic93 Friday, September 23, 2016

True

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