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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 6 days ago

The controversial shirt Jimin wore gets sold out

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Despite the controversy, the liberation shirt that Jimin wore last year has sold out.

In a 2017 episode of BTS' 'Bon Voyage,' Jimin wore the controversial shirt celebrating South Korea's independence from Japan. 



Just recently, Japanese media brought attention to the shirt Jimin wore in the past show. The headlines turned into a controversy in Japan. Some Japanese netizens fired criticism against the K-pop star and demanded BTS to be banned from Japanese broadcast. As the issue got heated, TV Asahi ultimately decided to postpone BTS' scheduled appearance on 'Music Station.'

The boy group was scheduled to perform two songs on the November 9 episode. 

There are some people who are showing great support and praising Jimin for his patriotism. The sales of the controversial shirt also saw a major boost. In fact, after the media picked up the story, the shirt immediately sold out on the official 'ourhistory' website



After having the first batch of shirts sell out, 'ourhistory' is now working on producing a new batch. The new shipment will go out starting on November 19. It sells for 49,000 KRW (~ $44).



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11_SEO_jin 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

im a korean and i find the fact they put that picture is insulting it looked like we are celebrating the death of these innocents japan civils more than our independence especially for a group who keep making japan albums and go promote there

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iGotAllTheJams 4 days ago 0
4 days ago

Did you know Hitler and Nazi is a fashion icon in Japan? Look up Nazi Chic and see how hypocritical Japan is...

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effable 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

putting such a disturbing picture on a shirt is just fkin disgusting and im shocked at how many people think it's okay to do that. for stanning a group known to be "woke" and "peace promoters," the mentality of the fans make me want to laugh. this bullshit site is full of trolls and i don't know why i keep on coming back here and lose brain cells.

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botmy 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

we are mad bcs it's not about that damn t-shirt, if ppl wanted to be mad about it they would be last year when he wore it and not conveniently now when someone needs to push their political agenda

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dc222a 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

A Korean independence shirt is fine. But who the hell thought putting a pic of the atomic bomb was a good idea? That's f-d up.

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_Jarhon 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

When you're so pathetic stan that you will even support and glorify the use of nuclear weapons just to support your oppa.....

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Army_of_Inspirit 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

So from what I can understand, there is an atomic bomb on his shirt?

Christ...

I can see why that would blow up (excuse the pun)

At first I thought this was about Japanese getting pissed off about Korean patriotism (cos its happened before)

Jeezus...

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changminbaby 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

the conclusion korean people are happy while japanese people are angry. this happened last year people should move on with their life.. lmao

note:its not only jimin who wore the shirt there is other artists who wore it too so why this is blowing up now when its about jimin lol

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botmy 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

bcs only BTS is relevant enough (as in they are the biggest grp out there atm) to use as a scapegoat for this political bs..

it wouldn't have the same impact if they were to drag lesser known grp into this

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teleri 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

That's ridiculous - like Americans banned from Britain for celebrating the 4th of July LOL

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Mkm 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

japanese people should get a life, every time korean say something to celebrate their independence they get ton of sh*t form japanese

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bang2tang 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

and knetz keeps calling izone right wing lmfao

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dancingbella23 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

This is irresponsible reporting.

There is political tension between Japan and SKorea right now because the court just ruled that Japan must compensate Korea. The right wing party in Japan is making a huge issue out of this, therefore affecting SKorean artists. Asahi is only using BTS as a scapegoat. Please do NOT report things inaccurately like this.

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thesiiiiickest 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Yes the picture is offensive, but a shirt Jimin wore one time A YEAR ago? A popular shirt that other idols have worn on broadcast? Meaning that stylists are probably the ones responsible? And the only reason this is being brought up now a year later is to push a political agenda?? To request an apology from Jimin for this mess is ridiculous.

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thealigirl8 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

that's just depressing

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HwasaQween 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

#LiberationTshirtNotBombTshirt

the atomic bombing of japan signifies the liberation of korea from japan's imperialistic rule. there's nothing wrong with jimin wearing the shirt.T-shirt is actually not the reason. 1 or 2 years ago and for 2 sec on screen. Japan government just made a use of BTS because recently Korean court judged Korean captives during WW2 should be apologized and compensated by Japan. But Japan didn't but even planned to make innocent artist of Korea apologize to Japan reversely. It's so cruel and immature. The 2nd most victims of bomb were 90 thousand innocent Korean captives in Japan, criminal country of WW2. 50 thousand of them died then and only 40 thousands alive came back to Korea but still suffer with radiation disease now. So the bomb is also painful history of Korea, too. So it on the T-shirt as a history of Korean liberation day.

The shirt was meant to explain the Independence Day of Korea, hence they put 2 pictures on the shirt. one is a picture of the atomic bomb's mushroom cloud, and the other one is a picture of Korean people Hooraying at their independence day, August 15th of 1945. Those 2 pictures each symbolize the defeat of the Japanese Empire and the following Independence of Korea, and both are very commonly shown in the history textbook. Japanese haters claim that those pictures are meant to mock at the atomic bomb victims, which is distorting the truth. The picture of the cloud simply represents the end of the war. How can that be read as mocking innocent victims? Cooking up the story with the pictures without any harmful intention is very despicable. The problem is with the people who are trying so hard to mislead it as Korean people celebrating' the 'atomic bomb victims' when it's NOT. How can they drag on the 'innocent victim' of theirs to distort the truth? That's a shame. The bomb ended the war, it's undeniable. It brought numerous people freedom who were under the oppression of war criminals. Celebrating their independence cannot be separated from the end of the war. It's sad that civilians including 70,000 KOREAN (20,000 for Hiroshima)people were sacrificed from the atomic bomb, but that's a different story. (btw Japanese government excluded Korean bomb survivors from the atomic bomb survivor relief law with the reason that Korean survivors don't reside in Japan, even though many of the victims were bombed while working as the forced laborer for the munition factories in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.) Why don't Japanese think about why they get bombed? Did it fall from the sky out of sudden? without any reason? Why did the bomb choose to be dropped there? To END the war THEY broke out. Personally, It was very disappointing to see the Japanese people's reaction from the bomb picture, they directly recall their victims only, not the historical context of the situation Koreans are NOT fond of mocking innocent bomb victims in any degree since THEY were the victims during the war period. if BTS would have worn the shirt with that ill intention, Korean would be the first one to leave them.

[The real reason why JPN TV cancelled BTS' appearance]

About this Asahi TV's BTS cancellation, it was already detected at the end of last October when the Korean Supreme Court made a ruling that Japanese war crime companies have to pay out damages to the Koreans who were forcefully drafted into the labor in Japan. In the Japanese newspaper, an article called "Block the Korean wave" emerged that day. And Japanese extreme-rights targeted BTS, making a issue of Jimin wearing a fan gifted LIBERATION T-shirt a year ago and RM's tweet "No future for the people who forgot history" made on Korea's Liberation day. Asahi TV, which has been under constant attack throughout the current Abe administration which is linked to the Japanese extreme right, maybe had to read the anti-Korea atmosphere now in Japan. In the backdrop of this Japanese extreme right-wing's continuous "anti-Korea protests", there is Japanese government's tacit support who had intentionally erased history of invasion throughout the past. Their recent Self-Defense Rearmament & Falsification in History Textbook clearly shows how they see their past history. There's no self-reflection sensed.

There are so many 9/11 terrorist monument in the United States but Muslims do not call it anti- Muslim. There is also Holocaust monument in European countries but Germans do not call it anti-Germans. In some Asian countries, including Korea, there are monuments to honour people who have been victimized by Japanese military crimes, but Japan calls them anti- Japanese. Even if Americans celebrate American Independence Day, British people do not call it anti-English. Even it Mexico celebrates Independence Day, the Spanish do not call it anti-Spain. When the Koreans celebrate thei independence, the Japanese call it anti- Japanese. Why?

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Gbrlct 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

What's disgusting is the fact that Japan has never acknowledged their wrong doings or even issued a half assed apology for all their wrong doings while their PM Abe continues to pay worship to the shrines of these fucker soldiers who watched as daughters were forced to fuck their fathers as entertainment and the queens breast was chopped off. Comfort women? Basic enslavement? Stealing another country? STFU YOU BITCHES THAT FORGOT ABOUT HISTORY watching your fucking anime. OH and I am KOREAN.

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nnani 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

The thing that bothers me, is the fact people are praising this. Personally I don't care, I mean I do but it's not a big deal, but if this was America or another country this would be a HUGGE as problems, but ofc Koreans don't care and PREACH unless it pretains them to them. It's okay for them to insult and request to ban, but NO ONE can do it to them. -_-. This is at the triggered people, not Jimin or anyone else. Koreans that are acting like their life forces are being sucked away.

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chadi 5 days ago 0
5 days ago
Proverbs 10:12


Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
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MaeilKpop 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

At $44 for a T-shirt somebody is getting rich off this controversy... 🤨

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eager_beaver 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

"The headlines turned into a controversy in Japan. Some Japanese netizens fired criticism against the K-pop star..."


I understand that the shirt can rub some Japanese the wrong way considering that it's not just a celebration of Korean independence, but it brings up the atomic bomb as if to rub the Japanese noses in it. Thousands of Japanese died because of the bombs. The Japanese are understandably not happy to be reminded of it in connection with the independence celebrations of another country. To the Japanese the shirt is saying "Hey, Japanese, you got bombed while we became independent. How does that feel? LOL!"


Having said that, the Japanese are known to be overly sensitive about topics that they are uncomfortable with. They should learn to tolerate when they are brought up in public. Do they think that people should not mention anything that touches Japan's imperialist past? Are the Japanese too mentally fragile to face up to their past?

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Koe777 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

As someone who is neither Korean or Japanese (at least as far as I know) ethnicity, and from America, I can’t wait to buy this shirt :)

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magicboxofmusic 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

The fact that many Korean companies provide Japanese lessons, Urge their artiste to learn Japanese in order to debut in Japanese Market, Produce Japanese albums, Make profits from Japanese tours and promotions..

Besides, it's just a shirt...the designer should have think twice before putting such a sensitive and controversial atomic bomb picture on the shirt..considering that there are many political issues and wars around the world. SMH TSK TSK

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walkertexasrange 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Somebody call the fashion police!!!!

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walkertexasrange 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

I knew this was bound to happen. Hypebeast. Im suprised SUPREME hasn’t released the same design already

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chi91 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Hey budds, I give you 1 suggestion...Ermmm why don't you try to dig out BTS history from child.. maybe you can find something more bigger to tell netizen and to destroy BTS .. Nice one huh (rolling my eyes) Keep digging and digging

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FragleDagle 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Patriotism, that’s what I like

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Mhizdarhmey 6 days ago 4
6 days ago

this is funny.... So Japanese don't want Koreans to celebrate their independence or history? The funniest part is the shirt getting sold out immediately.... Jimin z not on top 3 of brand reputation for natin 😀😀😀

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kmspl 6 days ago 3
6 days ago

It wouldn't have been that big of a problem if the shirt didn't have a pic of an atomic bomb on it. I get why the Japanese are mad.

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changminbaby 6 days ago 2
6 days ago

The "controversial" shirt is celebrating Korea's independence from Imperial Japan... not celebrating the death of Japanese people. but lets say they are angry about the pic do you know other artists did wear this shirt too? why get angry at someone but not the others? why not complain from the start?why are they only mad at jm?? this did happen last year yet only now they decided to complain?

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