Posted by Germaine-Jay Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BTS stylist responds to questions about 2015 photo shoot including alleged Nazi hat

BTS stylist Kim Wook responded to questions about a 2015 photo shoot with the group that included a hat with alleged Nazi symbols.

On November 11, the Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center published an article regarding BTS' recent shirt controversy and their "mockery" of the Holocaust, referring to a hat RM wore during a photo shoot that supposedly included images similar to a swastika. 

Stylist Kim Wook has now spoken up on the matter, stating, "It wasn't my own hat nor was it something the media outlet responsible for the photo shoot prepared. I remember this photo shoot clearly because it was my first after going independent. From what I remember, we were collaborating with a brand for the photo shoot. It's standard practice to write in the caption that something is the stylist's property when we're using an artist's own clothes or an unofficial sponsorship product."

As for whether the hat was a sponsored product, Kim Wook said, "It was 100% not an official sponsored product. If I didn't know about an accessory, it was an unofficial sponsorship product. I remember all the clothes I put the members in. None of the BTS members were wearing a hat when they first came into the studio for the photo shoot, and the hat was not one of their personal accessories. If I had to guess. I'd say we just ended up using something that happened to be in the studio at the time."

He continued, "I'm receiving a lot of calls about the old photo shoot with BTS, but I'm not being attacked by fans or having my privacy invaded." A source from the magazine that ran the 2015 pictorial also said, "Usually a studio that multiple media outlets use will have a lot of items around. Photographers sometimes ask a model to put on things that have nothing to do with the stylist's opinion."

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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Blue1-686 pts Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

All this drama is useless, what a waste of time and energy!

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Cydney93 pts Tuesday, November 13, 2018 0
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

And this is why you have to be so careful when you are climbing to the top; there are many Behind you trying to pull you down and many in front of you trying to push you down.

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