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BTS fans criticized for unmannerly behavior at '2018 PyeongChang Olympic K-Pop Festival'

By yckim124   Wednesday, September 7, 2016   147,465   14,764   400



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BTS fans' unmannerly behavior at a K-Pop festival is under criticism online.

On September 7, a concert took place at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul for the upcoming '2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics'. The lineup included BTS, Block B, B.A.P, VIXX, BTOB, AOA, MAMAMOO, Red Velvet, SPICA, Oh My Girl, KNK, and more. But according to witness accounts by fans from other fandoms as well as from regular attendees, ARMYs were, unfortunately, negatively perceived by many. 

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Attendees at the event claimed that BTS fans not only intruded into seats designated to other fandoms, but also blocked peoples' views by standing on top of the chairs when BTS came out to perform. BTOB fans, or Melody, especially had some specific complaints about ARMYs behaviors, saying, "We first politely told them these seats are reserved for the BTOB fandom but they ignored us and sat down anyway." 

Other fandoms also added, "The event was carried out in an orderly fashion for 3 hours until ARMYs destroyed it. They hit others with their bags as they were running out, pushed chairs, and even cursed at other fandoms when they asked them to move." 

Photos of BTS fans and their supposedly unmannerly behavior can also be found below. 

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SONExARMY15 Thursday, October 6, 2016

as a fellow army fan. I feel really disgusted of these kind of fans. I'm really sorry for those other fandoms T____T. I know Army,  BTS is your favorite, but pls show respect and sit yo ass down on the chair so the other fandoms can see their favorite group

KarmaButterfly01 Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oh hormons...

Santaclawz Sunday, September 11, 2016

Considering how hard BTS works and their lovable personalities i will always follow them and they will always be my favorite group. I just wont associate myself with the immature/disrespectful fans.

Blue82 Sunday, September 11, 2016

The pictures don't tell us much. The few pictures far enough back that you can see a lot show the girls that are standing on chairs are way behind others. It looks more like they are trying to see over the huge crowd in front of them. As for the behavior though that is ridiculous. I'm a multifandom and one of them is being an Army and it really bothers me when another Army is rude or disrespectful to other fandoms. It doesn't happen as often as it seems but enough that the immature fans give the rest of us a bad name. I'm old enough that I have kids that are also into kpop and believe me they are being raised not to be disrespectful towards other fandoms. It helps that they are all multifandom too but still.

mario35972 Saturday, September 10, 2016

If what these ARMys have done is considered as bad behavior, fortunately that the people who complained were not at the KCON Paris XD ... I mean, I am myself an ARMY and I was shocked by how other girls were .... THEY WERE JUST SHOUTING EVERYTIME AND GOING TO PLACES THEY DIDN'T PAY FOR ( like VIP one)

2k00l5m3 Saturday, September 10, 2016

Incidents like these make me question if staying in the fandom's even worth it....but after watching how hard BTS has worked to get where they are and seeing everything they've done for their fans I'm not gonna leave no matter how many people are hating on us. I'm not defending these fans but I'm also saying the majority of this fandom is doing it's best to support Bangtan the RIGHT way, so can other fandoms stop generalizing us and see that?

yerosal Friday, September 9, 2016

The only thing I can say is please people let's be more considered to others, respect so that you will be respected. support BTS u don't have to be an army to do that. BTS is working hard for their dreams don't let a group of people give u a bad image of bts. And lastly I consider myself an army but I only focus on bts so whatever the other fans do don't mix me with them. There is a good portion of army that are respectful so the whole fandom shouldn't be criticize this hardly. Just support bts and let the drama walk by.🙇🙆

Starlightwarrior yerosal Friday, September 9, 2016

there's always some immature ones in fandoms. I just feel like BTS sadly has the worst of the immature ones. The boys don't deserve that. I hope they learn.

twinklefairy Starlightwarrior Friday, September 9, 2016

There is nothing an artist can do about the fans they have because he fans are the ones who buy their albums and thats how they get their salaries. If i may ask what exactly is bts supposed to do? Ofcourse no artist deserves an unruly fandom as people like to call armys but at the end of it all, an artist can never kick off a fan. Who else will buy the music of any artist if it is not a fan?

Starlightwarrior twinklefairy Friday, September 9, 2016

Artists can and have done so before. Like Luhan Leo and N, on some immature fans before. It never hurts the artists to say that being mature is the way to go :) Artists who stand up and say stuff like 'this is not cool' or 'please refrain from doing xxx' are artists whom are more respectable anyway. (not that BTS is not respected)

YueYuu Friday, September 9, 2016

Fuck. What the fuck are you doing people, show some damn respect and decency, I don't wanna be in the same fandom as those people. This Is NOT Cool.

YueYuu Friday, September 9, 2016

I still can't understand how a group of such mature and respectful and nice young men can have fans that are so opposite of them and who apparently don't learn at all from the 7 guys who they adore so much.

seonbae Friday, September 9, 2016

Tbh, I really like BTS music, but I will never ever call myself a fan of them, because of how messed up the fandom is. Armys keep being annoyed with people hating on BTS, but in fact very little people in hating on them, it's the fandom that's hated and as much as I don't want to generalise, I believe there's a lot of legit reasons why it's like this

seonbae Friday, September 9, 2016

Imo, they deserve better fans

prinxcipe Friday, September 9, 2016

honestly i love bts but the one thing i hate is the fandom. i have never seen such a disgustingly rude and uncourteous fandom. i'm still a part of it myself but many of the members disappoint me INCREDIBLY. what's the point in acting like that? ugh. someday they'll grow up and regret their childish behavior.

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