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BTS and MBC lash out at Korea's current political scandal?

By jennywill   Saturday, October 29, 2016   211,968   20,560   196
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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?

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Pristiwunie Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I'll agree with allkpop on this article. You guys may say allkpop reading into it too much isn't this just general lyrics to the world not to politics. There's a reason why allkpop think they may point this towards SK politics, as some of the lyrics seems like a response to one of the horrible statement by a SK politician. "We are cats and dogs" smh I think that's the lyrics, also Hobi's part "Mayday Mayday". But aside that, this also can applied to the world, as Suga said, interpret it any way you want.

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Pristiwunie Wednesday, November 2, 2016

SK head of the Education Ministry's policy bureau "We need to consider the public as dogs and pigs and they just need to be simply fed and kept alive." A statement that bring rage to netizen, and you cn agree tht the song seems like a sarcasm response to tht.

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Pristiwunie Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lol I mistype it as cat and dogs lmao.

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aceisphat Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Proud of the boys for writing and singing lyrics that talk about real problems in the real world. It's a good break away from songs that talk about romance. That's real hip hop.

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saranghae_3 Monday, October 31, 2016

We don't know, but it wouldn't be the first time

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