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International netizens, mostly non-Kpop fans, expressed frustration regarding BTS' victory and left some derogatory comments on Twitter.
Many asked, ''Who are these Asians?"
Who are these asians and why does it seem like the entire audience knows who they are— Nardo (@Nards_10) May 22, 2017
Who are these asians with bowl cuts on the #BBMAs— Brianna Nelson (@briannampnelson) May 22, 2017
who are these asian fucks? BTS? why?— hailey (@wolffhaileey) May 22, 2017
Who is BTS ? the Asian one direction— yarden. (@jordeannn) May 22, 2017
Some people said BTS did not deserve the win.
how did these asians wearing makeup beat ACTUAL FAMOUS PEOPLE— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@bieberzmahone) May 22, 2017
There were also some who left derogatory comments about Kpop in general.
kpop is still irrelevant, nobody in te states is gonna listen to a korean song just because bts won an award https://t.co/xTtKRVlGXK— leo (@blowmycherry) May 22, 2017
But it doesn't matter what they think. It's a fact with no doubt that BTS proudly represented, not just K-Pop but Asian artists as a whole. They deserve all the applause and even Miley agrees.