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

By beansss   Monday, September 12, 2016   170,444   14,716   320



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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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kpop_trash14 Saturday, February 25, 2017

Not surprised

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!

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.

kpopfanatic93 Thursday, September 15, 2016

disappointed but not surprised

CHRISTINAMR kpopfanatic93 Friday, September 23, 2016


Ciel_Oz Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AAAAND as always when someone is being MEGA famous such as BTS....peopel + anti fans put them under a microscope of manners.......NOT even considering their young age and love for their idol

CHRISTINAMR Ciel_Oz Friday, September 23, 2016

Never see an V.I.P do such a thing though even they are more famous than BTS

Ciel_Oz Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hashi017 Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I don't know but I guess the Armys is being watched by the Akp making a small issue big, spreading and writing half-truths, false rumors while putting bias headlines --> not just Bts but some other groups also. I really wonder why?  last article was Armys criticized for its unmannerly behavior at 2018 K pop festival & there are only 3 pictures of some Armys standing on chair but what surprise me the most is the article saying Armys are hitting other people with their bag, cursing, pushing chairs. I searched for evidences on sns (fb, twitter..etc) and googled some articles and blogs but I found nothing about that hitting..etc. Not only that I also remember that Akp wrote an article saying fans were disappointed in rapmon who got injured on the concert (It's clearly not true!), Bts blocked North America because of a fan when it was twitter having problems, also claiming Philippines' armys misbehaved during their concert when it's only a small group!!! (-____-)

Ciel_Oz Hashi017 Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I know right...

fairytaeil Tuesday, September 13, 2016

its just like armys still going on about the 'no jams' shit. let bts rip and keep a bit of their dignity ffs

BoBo101 Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This fandom is SO triggered rn. AKP must be overjoyed, the comments keep flowing in like trolls XD

0125Rachel_Exo Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Every time few fans do something wrong the entire fandom is blamed, as well as the group themselves :/

BoBo101 0125Rachel_Exo Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Suck it up? I mean what else do you want to hear? It's not like they only do it bc ur ARMY's or anything. Everyone has to go through this shit.

BoBo101 0125Rachel_Exo Tuesday, September 13, 2016

They even put "some" in the title, that's a privilege I haven't seen yet for others

Elisabeth_V_M BoBo101 Wednesday, September 14, 2016

IKR!!! I'm an ARMY and i was so happy to see that they wrote the title as 'Some BTS Fans'

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