Back on February 22, BTS performed "Save Me" and "Blood, Sweat & Tears" at the '6th GAON Chart Kpop Awards', becoming involved in a "copying" controversy. Claims complained that the stage consisted of similarities to a previous solo performance by T.O.P at Big Bang's concert.
The issue became bloated to the point that Big Bang fans demanded an apology, while Big Hit Entertainment addressed the stage as outside of their responsibility.
As fans began pointing out that the fault belonged to the staff of the 'GAON Chart Kpop Awards', the Gaon Chart has stepped up to issue an official apology.
"Hello? This is the 'GAON Chart Kpop Awards's executive office.
We would like to make an official statement regarding the "copying" controversy involving BTS's stage at the '6th GAON Chart Kpop Awards'.
After confirming with the outside production team of the said award ceremony, the executive office has validated that the production team failed to thoroughly monitor the used video footage, and that the team further failed to adequately explain the involved footage or provide a preview of the results to BTS and their party.
We bow our heads in apology to all those whose hearts were negatively affected by this issue.
We are terribly sorry.
We also thank you for your love and attention toward the 'GAON Chart Kpop Awards'.