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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 8 days ago

TV Asahi postpones BTS' 'Music Station' appearance due to Jimin's controversial liberation t-shirt

(Bangtan Boys) BTS, Jimin
BTS will not be appearing on TV Asahi's 'Music Station' as previously scheduled.

On November 8, TV Asahi made the announcement on their official website. The Japanese broadcast station stated, "BTS' appearance scheduled for the 9th has been postponed."

It continued, "The t-shirt that one of the members wore made headlines and became controversial. The producers asked the intention behind the t-shirt and we were in the process of coming to a settlement with the record label, however, unfortunately, we ultimately decided to postpone their appearance." TV Ashai apologized, stating, "We sincerely apologize to the viewers who were looking forward to their appearance.

Originally, BTS was scheduled to perform on 'Music Station' on November 9. However, on November 8, it was revealed that BTS canceled their flights to JapanThe controversial t-shirt of the issue was worn by Jimin. The shirt celebrates Korea's independence and liberation from Japan and also had a photo of a nuclear bomb. 





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casualunicorn 8 days ago 13
8 days ago

so there is political tension between the countries, twice cancel their schedules in japan bc of that but this specific issue is coz of a picture from last year of jimin wearing a shirt that other idols also wore (and on national television no less, right, jooheon?) and no-one made a big deal out of it (as they shouldn't coz it's not). until now and only with jimin. sure okay.

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borahae 8 days ago 8
8 days ago

allkpop creating rumors and scandals again, what else is new?

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nq16 8 days ago 7
8 days ago

actually they didn't make up anything. this is an actual controversy going on right now in both korea and japan. all they did was translate the article. they're very late though because its been going on for like a 1-2 weeks already (shirt isn't recent though but the controversy is recent).

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nq16 8 days ago 2
8 days ago

maybe because jooheon isn't as popular as jimin?

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NgohiongPuso 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Are you not used to KOrea's double standards?

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pink_oracle 8 days ago 2
8 days ago

That shirt is bullshit. It's directly celebrating the innocent people obliterated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Why the fuck would anyone want to wear that.

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desikyu 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

I think the image is unnecessary, but the shirt is clearly celebrating their independence, not human suffering. It's the sad reality of history that their independence is tied to the bombings.



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pink_oracle 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

I'm all for Korean independance, they'd suffered through quite a few invasions and it was a long time coming. But celebrating independance can be done without celebrating mass genocide.

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amy_amiable 8 days ago 4
8 days ago

ok but why the hell would their stylist pick that shirt knowing they will be going to/appearing on Japanese broadcast? So thoughtless, i hope Jimin isn’t receiving the backlash

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Hikari_ELF 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

this photo was from last year

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Anpanman 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

The first comments are horrible so you can find them yourself in the source, it seems that he's indeed receiving backlash for this. Translation source: PingJapan

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amy_amiable 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

wow unfrickinbelievable! Why tf are they going after his looks? That doesn’t even have anything to do with his clothes and anyone with eyes can see he’s pretty good looking smh

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BloomDandelion 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

He didn't buy that shirt, it was given to him by a fansite, they always wear clothes that the fans give them because they appreciate these gestures.

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c_cleah7 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

This was taken from last years Bon voyage series. It’s not recent at all

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KpopluvR 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

I think it's a combination of the fact that the company cancelled the collaboration with that Japanese producer, apologized for it, but hasn't apologized for this. So they're using this as a kind of "last straw" political thing.

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mipcy 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

That is a really stupid shirt tbh.

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luckycat 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

Whenever doesnt matter why he was wearing that kind of shirt? What the hell is wrong with the stylist? They have known worldwide now they have to be careful whats written on shirts... what a shame

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BloomDandelion 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

He didn't buy that shirt, it was given to him by a fansite, they always wear clothes that the fans give them because they appreciate these gestures.

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walkertexasrange 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Looks Jimin got caught by the.....Fashion Police...

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SilverRMLining 8 days ago 2
8 days ago

We celebrate our independence from Britain all the time I don't get the problem😕

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Elocin123 7 days ago 1
7 days ago

Would you celebrate it by putting pictures of innocent people in Britain being bombed on a shirt? That would just be low. Celebration can be done without celebrating the death of innocent.

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SilverRMLining 6 days ago 0
6 days ago

Yeah the photo should have been left out.

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HwasaQween 5 days ago 1
5 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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Nina14red 4 days ago 0
4 days ago

I think you brought up very valid points about the entire situation. There was zero intent behind this shirt that was meant to mock the Japanese at all. Of course it will always be a painful reminder to Japan, and any images seen will bring about different emotions. Its difficult for Korea to celebrate their liberation without bringing up the bombings because without one, you don't have the other. I just wish some people would stop acting as if this doesn't have any political motives behind it.

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chadi 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

잠언 10:12 Korean Living Bible (KLB)

12 미움은 다툼을 일으켜도 사랑은 모든 허물을 덮어 준다.


Proverbs 10:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.


箴言 知恵の泉 10:12 Japanese Living Bible (JLB)

12 憎しみはいつも争いを起こし、

愛は裏切られても相手を赦します。

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Kaesung 7 days ago 1
7 days ago

Don't know why the stylist would put him in something like that honestly it's ridiculous. But this also happened a year ago, so I can't really understand this being brought up now? They had other promotions in Japan and this wasn't an issue, it's weird to me

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BloomDandelion 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

He didn't buy that shirt, it was given to him by a fansite, they always wear clothes that the fans give them because they appreciate these gestures. People are always looking for things to drag them.

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bright_light 8 days ago 2
8 days ago

It's hard being idol, every little thing you do you have to think twice about even picking outt a t~shirt

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NgohiongPuso 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Technically... it's hard being a celebrity in Korea.

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Elocin123 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

Yeah must be hard picking out a shirt that doesn’t have a deception of the atomic bomb that killed many innocent people.

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shakesmilk 2 days ago 0
2 days ago

The images on the shirt isn't really needed. That's where the designer really messed up.

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Nina14red 4 days ago 0
4 days ago

This is such a touchy subject that no matter what side you are on, feelings will be hurt. Fans who know the type of person Jimin is knows that his intentions would never be to offend or alienate people even though they did. I think that he was wholeheartedly trying to express his national pride in being Korean and that the only way Korea was able to gain independence was from the atomic bomb being dropped on Japan. How long does imperial Japan rule Korea without that incident ever taking place, no one can be sure of. This event was absolutely horrific and many innocent lives were lost and Japan will certainly never forget this. The only bright spot of that situation was Korea would no longer be ruled by Japan. I don't think Koreans celebrate the loss of life that occurred (many Koreans were killed as well) I think they celebrate the monumental moment that came out of such an ugly event. I still don't think Jimin should have worn the shirt with that image displayed, but I honestly don't think he had malice behind it. This no doubt is about politics, resentment and tension between two countries at this point. I see so many comments saying that the timing of when the shirt was worn is irrelevant, but it should be. Japanese media and music stations and so on have had no problem letting BTS promote within the country, despite the shirt being worn damn near a year ago if not more. BTS probably would never have even been given an invite to attend these various events if people have been this outraged all along. This is more than just an ugly image on a shirt unfortunately.

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Nina14red 4 days ago 0
4 days ago

This is such a touchy subject that no matter what side you are on, feelings will be hurt. Fans who know the type of person Jimin is knows that his intentions would never be to offend or alienate people even though they did. I think that he was wholeheartedly trying to express his national pride in being Korean and that the only way Korea was able to gain independence was from the atomic bomb being dropped on Japan. How long does imperial Japan rule Korea without that incident ever taking place, no one can be sure of. This event was absolutely horrific and many innocent lives were lost and Japan will certainly never forget this. The only bright spot of that situation was Korea would no longer be ruled by Japan. I don't think Koreans celebrate the loss of life that occurred (many Koreans were killed as well) I think they celebrate the monumental moment that came out of such an ugly event. I still don't think Jimin should have worn the shirt with that image displayed, but I honestly don't think he had malice behind it. This no doubt is about politics, resentment and tension between two countries at this point. I see so many comments saying that the timing of when the shirt was worn is irrelevant, but it should be. Japanese media and music stations and so on have had no problem letting BTS promote within the country, despite the shirt being worn damn near a year ago if not more. BTS probably would never have even been given an invite to attend these various events if people have been this outraged all along. This is more than just an ugly image on a shirt unfortunately.

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lacreme 6 days ago 1
6 days ago

The bombing photo is so wrong. It's like celebrating the death of the thousands who died in the atomic bombing.

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Nina14red 4 days ago 0
4 days ago

The bombing is absolutely terrible, but should Korean people not celebrate their liberation ever? Their freedom and independence only came about because of the bombing. I don't think they are at all thrilled that so many people lost their lives, but they are overjoyed that their country can stand on their own and not be ruled. The images of the atomic bombs will forever be a painful part of Japanese history and a liberating and historic one for Korea. That doesn't mean they are happy people died. They are happy to be free.

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Diamond_White 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

lol... So an ugly t-shirt is more threatening than cancelling the show on angry ARMY's?

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kikikpop 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

where y'all getting this from

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Anpanman 8 days ago 7
8 days ago

Even if there's political tension between SK and JPN, his wearing something like this is fucked up and he should apologize. And I'm saying this as someone who likes BTS

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Mkm 7 days ago 6
7 days ago

apologize for what? for celebrating korea's independence from imperial Japan? yes the "photo" in the shirt is wrong, but japanese always and every time korean say something to celebrate their independence they get ton of sh*t form them.

the shirt is celebrating Korea's independence, not the death of japanese people. And even if he apologize koreans won't let him alone also, as a korean he wouldn't apologize.

Its also been a year why now, you all are making it a big deal since it bts member, many others wore it but didn't get any hate.

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Anpanman 7 days ago 4
7 days ago

For having a photo of Hiroshima bombing on his T-shirt? lmao gurl wake up even if you like him, how delusional do you have to be to not admit that what he did is wrong?

Are you telling me he asked for a shirt to celebrate the Korea's independence but they didn't have a single one without the photo that reminds Japanese people of the bombings that killed 129,000–226,000 people, most of whom were civilians?(c) wiki and this event had nothing to do with celebrations. Is that the only way to celebrate your country's independence according to your oppar didn't mean it mind?

Bts is bigger than ever so every move of their would be scrutinized, especially something like this in the current political climate

And I'd say the same even if it was my fave.

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superkintaro 6 days ago 0
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VIP_Hana 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

That serves him right !!!!

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