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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Monday, November 12, 2018

Simon Wiesenthal Center under fire for denouncing BTS with 'inaccurate information'

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Fans are angry at the Simon Wiesenthal Center for denouncing BTS with "inaccurate information." 

On November 11, the Jewish human rights organization published an article regarding BTS' recent shirt controversy and their "mockery" of the Holocaust. 

It's claimed a member of BTS wore a t-shirt mocking the victims of the atomic bomb in Japan. The group also supposedly mocked the Holocaust by waving flags that are similar to the Nazi flags and wearing a hat with the Nazi SS death logo in a photo shoot. 

The article claimed that BTS owe an apology to Japan and victims of Nazism for "mocking the past."

Many fans are angry at the article, which was written with little to no research. Under the link to the article, Tamar Herman, a K-pop columnist for Billboard, tweeted, "You need to reasses this statement as it dangerously conflates and minimizes several geopolitical and ideological issues, and gives no background or context whatsoever to your egregious claims. This is a damning and dangerous statement you have made."

Fans also pointed out the controversial t-shirt simply celebrates South Korea's liberation from Japan, and does not intend to mock the victims of the atomic bomb. 

Meanwhile, last week, BTS' appearance on TV Asahi's 'Music Station' got canceled due to Jimin's t-shirt
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annabts372 pts Monday, November 12, 2018 22
Monday, November 12, 2018

the holocaust memorial photoshoot was definitely not appropriate, but other than that I don’t think they really mocked anything or anyone


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Sorrybae3918 pts Monday, November 12, 2018 13
Monday, November 12, 2018

Simon wants mediaplay?? He fell for fake news quickly. How can BTS be pro Nazi when the anti Koreans Japanese right wingers who are allied with the Nazis in WW2 are hating on them because one member wore his country's liberation day t-shirt. The Japanese don't know their own history. They are confusing their narrative.


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