Fans know that BTS has long protested societal injustices in their songs, and this time, they might have had support.
On the 29th's episode of MBC's 'Show! Music Core', a peculiar thing happened: BTS performed not just their title song, but also "Am I Wrong". It's very, very rare that an artist performs more than just their title song when it's not their comeback (or sometimes goodbye) stage. However, the boys performed "Am I Wrong", their song that urges listeners to think about how crazy the world is.
The entire song is a criticism of society, with lyrics such as "If you don't feel anything when watching the news, if you don't feel anything at those comments, if you don't feel anything at that hate, it's abnormal that you're normal." Fans are speculating that this is not just BTS' comment at the current political situation in Korea, but also MBC's commentary as they're the ones who probably suggested - at the very least allowed - BTS to perform the song outside of their comeback week.
Korea's president Park Geun Hye has had a rather eventful presidency. However, this latest scandal where she admitted to the relationship between her and a cult leader is her biggest yet, with her approval rating down to 14% when it was revealed that Park Geun Hye was receiving political advice from a religious cult. (You can read more about it here.) Since the scandal, the president has called for a mass resignation of all 10 of her senior aids, and Korea has gone on a large protest demanding her to give up the presidency.
What do you think? Is this really a commentary toward politics, or just a coincidence?