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Posted by jubilantj Monday, May 9, 2016

BTS fan uploads lengthy, apologetic letters to various fandoms on behalf of all the ARMYs

B2ST, Big Bang, EXO, SHINee, VIXX, (Bangtan Boys) BTS

In light of all the controversies surrounding BTS, one ARMY in particular stepped forward to write a sincere, lengthy apology to all the fandoms that might have been hurt by all the mean things that were said. This has spread on various online communities recently.

You can take a look at the apologies below. 

"1. To SHINee

Hello, this is BTS's fan club, ARMY.

Before I start, the person writing this right now will represent all ARMYs in relaying this letter of apology to those of SHINee World.  

Not too long ago, many different sites, including Nate Pann, kept posting content stating that BTS plagiarized SHINee. There were a couple thousands of comments posted onto Pann, showing how much impact it had.  Among those, our fandom left strong criticism, cursing out your family, making personal offenses, and other speech for which I apologize firstly in this writing. 

I acknowledge that our fandom's first course of action was poor and thoughtless.  While verbal warfare was raging on, we were spitting out a lot of things like provocative words to one another, and through our bias, there was no distinguishing what was wrong and what aspects we had to acknowledge and apologize for.  We now concede to everything that we've done wrong, and we apologize.

The apology we promised was given later than we thought for which we also apologize.  It took a lot of time because we had been unable to mediate on our opinions within the fandom.  We relay our apologizes to all of those in SHINee World who had been waiting for this post.

We apologize for everything: putting down the words of the Shawols no matter what by stating that it was a common concept; greatly ridiculing or criticizing SHINee and SHINee World; and circulating unconfirmed truths.  We also apologize for our inability to act with discernment from the position of fans who like, hold dear, and love somebody.

We mentioned things from the past while speaking rudely, and we are very embarrassed of and want to apologize for overreacting.  I'm yet unsure as to how this writing will be taken by SHINee World, but I wrote this letter of apology because I want to relay a desire to apologize somehow.  We will try not to disappoint you again in the future.  I apologize once again.

Posted by the entire BTS fan club, ARMY.

2. To B2ST

Firstly, not too long ago, writing was posted on Enter2Talk that the lyrics written by B2ST's Junhyung and Rap Monster were alike.  We acknowledge that at the time, we reacted quickly and prematurely. We want to apologize for the many severe curses, violent language, and personal attacks aimed against many Beauties.

Also, we apologize for saying abusive things and making indiscriminate criticism against not only those in the fandom but also against the singers. Additionally, we are embarrassed of and apologetic about laughing at, ignoring, or regarding the lyrics that Junhyung really holds dear to his heart as unoriginal lyrics however we wanted.  We, ARMYs, are even more careful because we know that we brought this upon ourselves.  We are even more sorry and even more sorry for our rash handling of the situation by lashing out and making it seem that an occurrence the Beauties found unfair was no big deal.

We are all alike in that we're fans who created a fandom and did activities as fans because we liked and held someone dear, yet we were unable to understand both sides, and we also apologize for messing with something sensitive.  We apologize for maliciously saying provocative words or talking about malicious situations like "Beauty bugs," "has-been," and "departure."

We, as all of ARMY, sincerely apologize for the personal attacks, attacks on family and friends, and words that should never be said during the verbal warfare. We apologize to not only the fandom but also the artists for the words of ridicule and disregard.

Additionally, we want to talk about the slogan that was posted onto Enter2Talk right before.  We wish that you would inquire about it to the one who produced the slogan.  The phrase 'Let's see for a long time' is not a phrase that ARMYs use, and it seems like a special case.  However, we will decrease an overlap with that to the best of our abilities, and we will respond immediately when the need for an explanation, apology, or response to curiosity is necessary.

I'm not sure as of yet how this writing will be taken by Beauties, but I wanted to relay our desire to apologize even a little, so I wrote up an apology.  How would you be able to forgive us for the harm and trauma from our sayings and doings through just this letter of apology?  I have nothing else I can say.  Only that I'm sorry and I apologize again.  We will work hard in order to not disappoint you again.  Once again, I apologize.


Hello, this is BTS's fan club ARMY. 

Before I begin writing, I want to inform you all that I'm writing this apology letter to WNNER and WINNER fan club Inner Circle on behalf of all the ARMYs. 

Firstly, we want to sincerely apologize for not refraining from criticisms and personal attacks by bringing up a past controversial interview with WINNER regarding Rap Monster's interview. Unlike the Inner Circles who questioned the credibility of the edited interview and supported us with words of encouragement, we can only be sorry for our careless, embarrassing actions of criticisms and insults. I'm sincerely sorry. 

Next, I want to apologize for our ignorant words, overlooking what hardships WINNER went through to get to where they are today. Many ARMYs admit their fault and apologize for bringing down WINNER and not being more thoughtful about our actions which strayed far from the main issue at hand. We bow our heads deeply in apology. 

I believe that we must take full responsibility for our careless actions and insults. I have no excuses for the things we said to bring down WINNER. We will continuously try our hardest so an incident like this will not occur again. 

I do not yet know how Inner Circles will approach this letter, but I wrote this letter in the hopes that we would be able to relay our apologetic heart. We will be more careful from now on in refraining from saying things that will be hurtful. 

We apologize deeply once again. 

Posted by the entire BTS fan club, Army.

4. To EXO

Hello, this is BTS's fan club ARMY. 

Before I begin writing, I want to inform you all that I'm writing this apology letter to EXO-L's on behalf of all the ARMYs. 

I want to say that this is neither a response nor a justification but an apology to all the EXO-L's for our careless words and actions. I hope that you'll take these factors into consideration while reading this letter. 

Though all your wounds won't disappear, it is my wish that through this letter, we may be able to relay our words of apology and ameliorate the wounds suffered by EXO-L's. 

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for our harsh words which went far beyond the main issue at hand. 

The plagiarism controversy was so abrupt, and in the process of explaining and responding [to the plagiarism], we argued countless times with EXO-L's.

In this process, many ARMIES strayed from the main problem, making personal attacks and bringing down EXO and EXO-L's by mentioning the former members and relationship rumors, hurting all the EXO-Ls. 

I want to apologize sincerely for this. 

In addition, I want to apologize for raising objection against the plagiarism using inconclusive evidence. 

In the process of responding to the plagiarism, we refuted the controversy using documents for which we didn't properly check the dates, a mistake which occurred due to our negligence. I want to apologize to EXO-L's for this. 

Next, I want to apologize for blindly blaming EXO-L's for the real-time Tweets on Twitter. 

Recently, words that defamed BTS, such as 'Plagiarism Boys,' had trended on Twitter. We'd like to apologize for just looking at the surface and treating all EXO-L's atrociously and with reproach. 

Lastly, I would like to explain the nicknames and chants such as 'Let's Love,' and 'Bang-Jel-Woot (the funniest member in BTS).' 

We apologized for 'Let's love' and 'Bang-Jel-Woot' during a past controversy, and we had agreed not to use those terms but many ARMYs who don't know are still using them. 

And the recent controversy surrounding the modifier 'the guy at 3 minutes 33 seconds (the term used to describe BTS member Jimin in 'Fire' MV)' coincides with the modifier 'the guy at 3 minutes 1 second (the term used to pinpoint EXO member Chanyeol in 'Growl' MV).' It is our mistake for not being fully aware of this situation and continuing to use the term 'the guy at 3 minutes 33 seconds' to attract attention to the relevant member. I want to apologize about this as well. 

We are aware of that fact that the chant 'Let's love' belongs to EXO and that terms such as 'Eck-Jel-Woot' and 'the guy at 3 minutes 1 second' are terms which are precious to EXO and EXO-L's. 

I want apologize about ARMYs making light of the terms of endearment (nicknames) such as 'Let's love,' 'Eck-Jel-Woot,' and 'the guy at 3 minutes 1 second' and talking about them so carelessly. 

We cannot give you any clear answer on the plagiarism controversy which is the root cause of all the problems. We believe that the label has to speak up about the plagiarism, and I hope you will consider the fact that we're requesting BTS's agency Big Hit for any feedback. 

We admit complete fault regarding the aforementioned matters, and we want to relay our sincerest apologies to EXO-L's about our careless, irrational behavior and words. From now on, we will try harder to create a more mature fandom. 

I do not yet know how EXO-L's will approach this letter, but I wrote this letter in the hopes that we would be able to relay our apologetic heart. How would it be possible for you to ever forgive us based on this letter alone for all the wounds and shock that you suffered? I have nothing more to say. I'm just sorry and sorry again. We will try our best so that you will be no longer be disappointed in us. We want to apologize once again. 

Posted by the entire BTS fan club, Army.

5. To Big Bang

Hello, this is BTS's fan club ARMY. 

Before I begin writing, I want to inform you all that I'm writing this apology letter to Big Bang and Big Bang's fan club VIPs on behalf of all the ARMYs. 

First and foremost, we acknowledge the fact that we weren't quick and upright in our response to this issue, and we once again bow our heads deeply in apology for the personal attacks and groundless denunciations that could have hurt the Big Bang members or Big Bang's fan club VIPs. 

We are currently seeking feedback from Big Hit regarding the plagiarism, and we plan to continue seeking feedback until we receive a clear cut response, and we would like to apologize again for wrongful, defensive action against [the plagiarism accusations] before we requested for feedback [from Big Hit].

Additionally, we would like to relay our apologetic heart regarding the interview controversy. For the interview controversy, I think that many VIPs were hurt by BTS member Rap Monster's thoughtless answer to an interview question. We acknowledge complete fault regarding this matter without any more right to explain ourselves further and apologize. We are very sorry. 

We are also sorry about the late feedback despite how big the controversy became. Our wrongful attitude in the past several days could not be more embarrassing, and we would like to apologize for it with our heads deeply bowed. 

I do not yet know how VIPs will approach this letter, but I wrote this letter in the hopes that we would be able to relay our apologetic heart. We will try our best so that you will be no longer be disappointed in us. We want to apologize once again. 

Posted by the entire BTS fan club, ARMY.

6. To VIXX 

Back when VIXX won first place with the song "Error," Rap Monster's careless behavior became a controversy.  We are aware that winning first place on a music show is a very priceless and unforgettably precious moment for not only the singer but also the singer's fans.

Therefore, we are greatly apologetic for the pain inflicted on everybody through Rap Monster's indiscreet behavior.  At the time, we did not properly hear the sound of Starlights asking for an apology regarding the behavior at the time, and we just overlooked it for which we sincerely apologize.

Also, we sincerely apologize for thinking of it lightly with 'It's already old news so why do you keep bringing it up?' when the Starlights consistently asked for a proper apology.  

Lastly, we apologize for making many different personal attacks and criticisms during all the different controversies going on right now.  Even though we know, as a fandom that supports a singer, how scary personal attacks and groundless criticism can be, we still made them for which we are embarrassed and sincerely apologetic.

We will work hard in order to behave more prudently and carefully in every situation while always thinking of how, just like our singer is precious to us, another singer is precious to that singer's fans.

I'm unsure as to how this writing will be taken by Starlights, but I wrote this letter of apology to relay, even a little bit, our apologies.  From hereon, we will work hard in order to not disappoint you."

Tip: Drizzlernrys

  1. B2ST
  2. Big Bang
  3. EXO
  4. SHINee
  5. VIXX
  6. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
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