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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 16 days ago

Japanese show under fire for falsely reporting BTS Jimin's shirt controversy

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A Japanese show is receiving criticism for false reporting.

On November 18, TBS' 'Leave It to Atko!' reported that BTS' Jimin apologized to Japan for the recent shirt controversy. According to the show, Jimin stated, "I've caused concerns to not only the Japanese fans but fans all over the globe. I'm so sorry to the Japanese fans."



However, what Jimin actually said at the concert in Japan was, "Due to different situations, I think all of you and many people around the world were surprised and worried." He simply added that the issue is hurtful, but never directly delivered an apology to Japan or the Japanese fans. 



Korean netizens are firing criticism against the Japanese show for false reporting. Comments of anger stated, "Liars in the past. Still liars now," "He never said sorry. That's what Japan wants to hear but he never actually did. Fake news," "Japan being Japan," "Japan creating stuff now so they can feel better."
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dancingbella23 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

look, setting the situation aside, Jimin is KOREAN. No matter what he has to be on his country's side, even if he's apologetic to his Japanese fans. Of course he loves his fans, but it's a sticky situation, hence BitHit stepped in. This Japanese false reporting... is this legal?

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caribbeangal 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

wow, this screams lawsuit, you cant dub people incorrectly on tv! Did they really think they could get away with this? There are like 50k witnesses and hundreds of fancams.

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Mkm 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

can japan get off of bts business for real they are becoming pathetic more and more. I wish bighit sues them for real and make them example for anyone who want to make rumors about the boys!

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FluffyMoonBunny 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Jimin doesn't need to apologise. The bomb in the shirt was not to symbolise the destruction and deaths of the victims. It was to to symbolise the end of Japanese rule, Independence for Korea. Why would Koreans celebrate the deaths of the victims when there were thousands of Koreans that died too.


This False reporting is so wrong tho. Even if you want one, don't fake another's words

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sekai92 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I don't necessarily believe that Jimin owes an apology. He acknowledged there was tension and i don't believe he wore the shirt to be offensive. I also think people have a hard time really understanding the tension between those countries. It should be acknowledged that even many Americans know that bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not the best war move because (unlike the Japanese who targeted a naval base) we bombed innocent people both Japanese and Korean. Because of that many people are sensitive about the images that were depicted. What the Japanese military did to Koreans (among others) is inarguably disgusting and wrong. Above all of this i think we should all stop trying to be politicians. stop being racist saying "those japs" and utilize everything BTS stands for and be better than the generations before. The people making these false reports should be dealt with properly and BigHIt has every right to defend Jimin not just because of the topic, in general making false reports is just crap.

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Stopudelulu 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

even japan is trying to ride on bts' popularity to stay relevant

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krell 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

To me, it is more that JAPAN is using as 'leverage' the FACT that doing DOME CONCERTS in JAPAN is a BIG PERCENTAGE of the MONEY that K-pop Groups do get as INCOME. S.KOREA is somewhat an 'after thought' for K-pop Groups like BIGBANG. The MONEY is WAY BETTER doing DOME CONCERTS in JAPAN.

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bangeryun94 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

They're doing 6 concerts in Japan. They did twice that many in the US and Europe. It might not be true for other groups that rely on Japan but Big Hit can cut the cord with Japan promotions and not have to worry. They won't but they can.

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cpttsubasa 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Pikachu makes multiple times more money than BTS will ever do. Your nickname is ridiculous. You kid have no clue about the economic reality.

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krell 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/11/usa-cnn-news-features-pritz-and-bts-groups-for-quasi-nazi-fashions

(Trolling) ... At least JIMIN could say 'Sorry' about the FAKE NEWS that BTS Group is dating PRITZ Group! ... ;)

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NameRightHere 16 days ago 12
16 days ago

Jimin didnt apologize for the shirt.period. BigHit took all the blame and will never let BTS apologize for anything now. A few years ago they would have but not now.





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Mkm 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

he did nothing wrong by wearing that shirt, the shirt has a meaning and he won't apologize since he is KOREAN. big hit apologized for the "victims" if they were hurt but not about the shirt cuz they did nothing wrong. the shirt didn't celebrate death of people, but the end of war.

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Jayden_Bradley 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

I hate how people just don't understand that. It is stupid what they are putting them through. It was to symbolize the Independence for Korea

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bangeryun94 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

He doesn't have to apologise for anything.

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rania4 16 days ago 6
16 days ago

You are incorrect. Many times Bighit has come forward to address any issue regarding BTS in 2014-2016 e.g for jin’s condom controversy, the misogynistic lyrics and the nazi hat photoshoot. Any official comment, statement and apology of BTS are made through their agency, BigHit. ‘Some countries’ should learn from bighit on how to offer a sincere, official apology correctly 😬.

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krell 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Here comes an (BTS Fans) ARMY of OUTRAGE !!! ... ;)

(Why am I getting 'Down Votes' (?) ; ARMY can do as they choose!)

(Oh, I am getting some 'Up Votes' now ; I am okay!) ... ;)

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krell 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

(Trolling for Fun ; Easy ARMY) ... BTS Group does DANCE 'cover' the 'SORRY SORRY' song by SJ Group -->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eykXP0hAPoo

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krell 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

But also, the J-TV Channel can 'argue' that JIMIN did say that he was 'Sorry about the Friction over the Shirt.' And since JIMIN was *located* in JAPAN at the time ; thus JIMIN was 'more or less' saying 'SORRY to JAPAN' over the situation. Okay, NOT really 'buying this logic' here either exactly ... ;) ... BUT, it is also the exact kind of 'convoluted logic' that a LAWYER would 'sell it' in a COURT of LAW too ... ;)

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) 16 days ago 14
16 days ago

Dirty pervert Japs !!!! why our artists are going to this pervert country. The Japs need to apologize to us for all crimes they committed in our country. Our women and our people will never ever forget rapist pervert Japs!

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borahae 16 days ago 11
16 days ago

why do they need to apologize to Canadians?

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) 16 days ago 10
16 days ago

Canadians ? why Canadians? They need to apologize to us Koreans, dumbass you are mixing up everything !!

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sekai92 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

I agree that the Japanese owe both an apology and acknowledgment for the unspeakable things they did but please do not refer to us as "Japs" and lump us into one category of person because it is very ignorant.

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Shut up pervert Jap ! You still owe us apology. Ignorant is you and your people who are so stupid that you are not understanding the sins you have committed !

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Happika999 16 days ago 11
16 days ago

So are you telling me that he didn't apologise which HE SHOULD?...that's fucked up.

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informingdumba 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

Why should he? Its celebrating Korea's independence. 22,000 Koreans died in the atomic blast as well but Japan being nuked was a good thing for Korea. If they hadn't Japan would have killed more millions of Koreans. More Koreans would have been sexual slaves, forced laborers and forced conscription. That's just Korea the entirety of Asia would have been like this

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sekai92 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

i still think the image was unnecessary. For a lot of people its insensitive. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying Japan is innocent of doing offensive things but Jimin is a worldwide influence.

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Elkie 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Korea was going to be liberated regardless of the nuke. The nuke was only meant as a faster means to the end. The picture was unnecessary to celebrate Korea's independence and the shirt was formerly listed as the atomic bomb shirt by the designer. It WAS a shirt celebrating the atomic bomb, which killed thousands of innocent people. It was inappropriate and BTS should acknowledge it as such and show remorse to the roughly 87,000 children who died as a result of this atrocity as the UNICEF ambassadors.

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rania4 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

The one who said ‘the image is to celebrate the death of people’ is you. The shirt designer said himself that he made the image to depict history, not to celebrate death. Bighit said there is no intention to mock the atomic bomb victim i.e. not to celebrate death. More than ten thousand korean died in that atomic bomb. Are u crazy thinking that any korean would wear it to celebrate the death of korean civilian?

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Waf_Niel 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

Why should he apologize? Many koreans and korean idols wear this kind of shirts. They wanted to celebrate their independence , they wanted to support comfort woman. And What is wrong with that? Then, jooheon (monsta x) should also apologize for wearing the atomic bomb shirt on national tv? dahyun (twice) should also apologize for wearing shirt supporting comfort woman? The korean citizens will be on rage if they made the apology. It is not Korea who nuke Japan.

I am not korean. But I come from a country who bears the same pain as Korea. We have forgiven Japan. But please do not forget the real history, that we were the trampled victims and they were the aggressors. Please appreciate history, it is true that the bombing has set free many countries in Asia, with the death of many japanese and korean in that bomb.

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Mkm 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

NO HE SHOULDN'T. why SHOULD he apologize? he is KOREAN and the shirt didn't celebrate death of people, but the end of war and KOREA'S independence. they apologized for the "victims" if they were hurt by this but not to japan, since japan did a lot of shit to korea but didn't apologize.

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