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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 26 days ago

Dagestan in Russia cancels premiere of BTS' Love Yourself' movie over warnings against the 'Korean homosexuals'

Dagestan, a republic of Russia has canceled the premiere of 'BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul.'

The documentary film showing scenes from BTS' tour is scheduled to release in theaters worldwide, including cities in Russia on January 26. However, according to The Moscow Times, movie theaters in Makhachkala, the capital city of Dagestan, canceled tickets after 'morality advocates' expressed opposition. 

The advocates filed complaints via Instagram, stating "We need to stop this outrage about the band BTS (seven Korean homosexuals)." The opposers used derogatory terms to describe the idol stars' sexual orientation.

In response to the complaints, the cinema ultimately took down posts about the 'Love Yourself' movie, giving "another victory" to the morality advocates.

The Moscow Times wrote, "Kommersant explains that Dagestani Instagram has several popular groups that oppose 'freaks,' 'debauchery,' 'the modernization of fellow citizens,' as well as any concerts that do not meet the teachings of Islam. The BTS movie's screenings in Russia have been led by the fans’ grassroots social media campaign. Kommersant reports that Makhakala’s Cinema Hall began selling tickets on Dec. 20, after more than 800 fans campaigned to screen the documentary in their city. Local fans were recommended to download a pirated copy or travel elsewhere, including to the neighboring Muslim-majority city of Grozny, Chechnya, to watch the canceled documentary."

Previously, shows by Russian pop singer Yegor Krid have been canceled in a similar fashion. 

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pink_oracle 26 days ago 21
26 days ago

Sounds like a right shithole.

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Anpanman 26 days ago 6
26 days ago

Because it is. Russia literally has gay camps and a law against "gay propaganda", you can also get beat up by your own family or some randoms for looking or acting "gay". Ofc there're sane people as well but they are the minority

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kizaru_hijin 26 days ago 5
26 days ago

cute, a sexist piece of shit who wishes all male celebrities to die and resorted to create multiple accounts like longan_Lychee and bangdaejae and who knows what more accounts you have, to support and upvote yourself on your daily rants, calls all male celebrities criminals and rapists and seriously gets happy when an innocent one dies like jonghyun, or makes fun of the ones who suffer from depression like top, seriously thinks is in a position to judge others and talk about sane people, when youre by far worse than most russians ever...

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eager_beaver 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Yup, that sounds about right. And not just for Dagestan but it applies to all of Russia.

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STANL00NAA 26 days ago 8
26 days ago

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stargukkie 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I forgot people this shitty existed wow

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Mkm 26 days ago 4
26 days ago

b-but bts didn't even reveal their preference.... how did they assume that they are gay tho? wtf

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WNter 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

They don't wear beards and use makeup. It's enough for those medieval savages. :D

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Anpanman 26 days ago 2
26 days ago

In Russia and some other fun countries not looking like a dirty ape and using soap is already equal to ~being gay~

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Daxel 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Welp, sucks for russian fans.

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chunchun45 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

well, it sucks only for the Dagestan fans precisely. fans from all other parts of Russia don't bother. It is only because of stupid homosexual prejudice of some stupid people...they,who wrote such horrible comments about some korean group (oops, they did it again, hello Krid) they are just hopeless

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Blue1 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Lmao is this really serious?..........

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changminbaby 26 days ago 7
26 days ago

no offense but get so triggered about people who are not even gay just because they are allergic to homosexuality chill, why people get so worked up what it does have to do with you?? focus on your life

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STANL00NAA 26 days ago 6
26 days ago

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STANL00NAA 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Its really unfortunate but that is the way it is currently

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changminbaby 26 days ago 4
26 days ago

im not judging im talking about extreme people not everyone, thats why i said no offense,im not generalizing,i simply dont understand why people get so worked up when its not something that involve them if someone is gay what does it have to do with me? thats what im trying to say

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RoAnon9935 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Oh the irony; they banned this for "homosexual warnings" when the fact coming out in Korea could more then likely cause the end of an idols career no matter how popular. Even if one or more member of BTS was gay they'd be so far in the closet they'd be in Narnia.

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BangtanVIP 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

its just something they don't know. I grew up in Germany where being gay is totally fine and nobody cares. My parents came from Poland which is similar to Russia and you will not see many gay people around there. The definition of men is set and they will never put make up on or show too much affection between men etc. Its simply a huge difference in culture and I am sure BTS is not gay at least not every member since we will never know. I still dont think its ok but I kinda understand their actions better with the cultural background I have.

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KpopDani 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

This is the dumbest thing I have ever read....

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Nesy 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

As usual, after reading most of the comments on the site, I realized how many more geographically and culturally uneducated people are left... Why after having seen in the article the word "Russia", all at once begin to accuse the whole country and nation of intolerance? Understand that Russia consists of a large number of nationalities, with different traditions and religions. Dagestan is one of the parts of the vast Russia, where most people are Muslims, with the relevant traditions and rules. Their view of life is somewhat different, stricter than that of the rest of Russia.

I certainly don't support this behavior, but I try to understand their point of view. Be tolerant of their traditions, too. Many freedom-loving Americans, fans of K-pop, calmly accept the rules of the Korea: to bow to the elders, to beg for forgiveness on knees, to get married by parents wish, and so on.

I just want people to finally understand that Russia is a multinational country. And if in one part of it, they think differently, it does not mean that the whole country is like that...

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BakaKaori 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

1. They should not be banning movies because someone is gay or suspected to be gay 2. No one in BTS has come out as gay so this is a complete overreaction. There are so many problems with Russia it's sad to see

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monhwa 26 days ago 4
26 days ago

wait since when are BTS member gay

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ratmonster 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

they’re not gay (or atleast openly gay, nobody knows) but since they’re feminine, wear makeup, have nice fashion sense, nice hair, skin that’s not disgusting they must be gay in their eyes lmfao

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Joshua_Menon 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

It's all started by Jimin who acted as feminine hugging other mmbers seductively & his clique of frnds who are closet gays bcoz of their profession as singer cum dancer. But, news abt Jimin's sexual orientation is alrdy for da public domain. He's knwn as Lady Jimina amongst his LGBT fans in particular. I think Bighit shud do something abt tis issue.

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AbsoluteCuck 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Compared to Dagestani's, BTS members are full blown benders.

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Joshua_Menon 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Ever since news abt Jimin's sexual orientation hs bn brought up by netizens & social media. Now they all suspecting whether only Jimin or more mmbrs are gays in BTS.

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blackstar3x 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

It is even released in Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and other islamic countries !! how come it just Russia ? I don't think it about Islam .


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707HackerGod 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I personally think it's because Islam is more compact and radical in those neighborhoods than Islamic countries. If Islamic countries got the same complaints, they would screen it anyways since it's only a small ratio of the haters to fans, meaning more profit. However, since a majority of those neighborhoods are radical Muslims and they can't tolerate men who didn't even admit their sexualities yet, a loss of income would be more likely than actual profit. Basically, since the neighborhoods are more small and compact with radical Muslims, the complaints would take more effect than the ones in big Islamic countries where there are a larger amount of fans. Sorry if my comment made no sense.

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whatever101 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

im sorry but the fact an entire group thinks K-pop idols = gays is killing me lmao

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hiroonakamura 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

lol, this is so fucked up that it makes me laugh. "7 homosexuals"...madness

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ExoWeAreOneOT12 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Does they think all kpop are gay or only bts , cuz this seem lile racism not just homophobiab

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melon 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

How are they gay?

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bts4ever333 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Russia - Women are still blamed for being raped. If they can do this to victimise the women, not surprise they can talk shit about BTS. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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bambamgot7 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

They should cancel BTS permanently.

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ellYim 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

“including to the neighboring Muslim-majority city of Grozny, Chechnya, to watch the canceled documentary.” AHAHAHAHA that’s funny how it’s allowed in Chechnya, which is as strict as Dagestan with the LGBT community.

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miki96 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

So glad my parents escaped this city before it became so full with religious fanatics.

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Marium_Hussain 25 days ago 3
25 days ago

RM shouldn't have sung that " do not meet the teachings of Islam" cause this can upset many Muslim fans and being a Muslim I myself boycotted against BTS. My point is why you said "Islam" . It was so prominent that no one can ignore it. When you are talking about serious topics you must be really careful with your words I am not a good Muslim and I am not against LGBT community but why the religion Islam was so prominent? Homosexuality is forbidden in many religions but why Islam? This really made me sad and depressed.

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moonrose6 25 days ago 2
25 days ago

Wait when did RM do that? I remember seeing a video where bts members were being considerate

i think you misunderstood something or maybe heard a fake rumour

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Marium_Hussain 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

l red it in a blog and in this blog there . Please help me know if RM really did that because I'm facing really hard time not by listening BTS

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adnirvs 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

RM has never said that. BTS as a group and RM especially, is very sensitive when it comes to what he sings. He would never point out or hurt a religion through his music.

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shyloone 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Well who the F needs them, their loss, they mosewell not worry about no concerts their either, be too dangerous, so many kpop fans there too, BAP was a hit over there

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Winston 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

seems like some groups of people are jealous against BTS success or anti-Hallyu. I think while Hallyu wave is hitting a lot of countries there are still a lot of people who dun get why kpop is a hit and dont like kpop at all, to them kpop is like a bunch of girls with plastic surgery and guys who dress up like girls (flower boys) and singing songs which they dont understand.


i think its possible that some countries or society may dislike kpop in general but branding them as Homosexuals is a bit too much.


its okay to EXPRESS your DISLIKE but not to INSULT and call on NAMES to others.

Years ago, when Girls Generation won the Youtube award, some fans of One Direction and the other nominees were really upset and wondering who is this "unknown" group winning and how can they possibly be worthy of the award.


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charvym 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

WTF!! JUST STOP.. you aren't just insulting a group that consists of 7 people but an entire fandom, an army

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Joshua_Menon 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

If u feel it's insulting all da BTS boys. Then, ARMY shud stop giving too much cheap publicity to Jimin who is da centre of their discussion due to his sexual orientation. He behaves very femininely. He speaks like a girl. Showing a feminine sexy act while rendering Idol & hugging other BTS boys publicly on da stage. It seemed these boys also disliked his act of outraging their modesty. His fans are mostly da LGBT community mmbrs. One of them hs done plastic surgery to look like him. BTS says Love Youself but Jimin says Love Myself. I'm worried his gay life style might preponderant da mind of our innocent youths.

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Merasan 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Russia and Islam..? Aren't they just using it as an excuse...-_-...


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johwa 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

..expected as much for a country RULED by TSAR PUTIN...!!!

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mrcloris 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Ese comportamiento es raro, por que todos los artistas se, maquillan,,aah, claro imagino que como ellos se ven mas , bellos,,atractivos, ,, también es el desconocimiento, de la genética coreana, que difiere en mucho de los demás,, alguien me explico, que su genetica es homogenea, en otras palabras, su físico tranquilamente puede parecer femenino o masculino segun sea el caso,,, y como prueba lo hemos visto en innumerables dramas, ningún otro país tiene esa habilidad,por que son heterogéneos, o sea diferentes muy marcadamente,,,, de todas formas,, debe ser muy pesado para los chicos, ser calificados de esa manera , en especial si no lo son,,,

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WNter 26 days ago 3
26 days ago

It's one of the most radical muslim regions of Russia.

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eager_beaver 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

That surely has something to do with it. But then again, Russia has laws against "homosexual propaganda" that apply to the whole country. So the attitude displayed by Dagestani people is not just a Muslim thing, it's a Russian thing.

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Joshua_Menon 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

It's bcoz of Jimin's sexual orientation hs alrdy being as a subject to talk abt by netizens. Even social media also firmly believe & mentioned apparently there's a gay in BTS recently. Da hints were a feminine dancer & hs bn highlighted lately in da social media for evry irrelevant & trivial act of him as though looking for cheap media coverage.

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HSK 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Has nothing to do with "muslim regions". It's just Russia being a d*ck - like, always.

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AbsoluteCuck 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Thank you Khabib brother. You put a stop to this gay agenda being spread in our glorious Dagestan Alhamdulillah.

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mipcy 26 days ago 2
26 days ago

I'm gay.

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Joshua_Menon 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Good luck though. Contact Jimin of BTS as he's recruiting more LGBT mmbrs as his fan. Being his fan, u can do a plastic surgery resembling his feminine face. So far, da surgery hs bn successful. More Jimin is being replicated.

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mipcy 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Who hurt you? Seriously, you can tell me. We gays are known to be extremely good listeners.

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nctlty 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

hilarious, they got the homosexual koreans right though, at least for a couple of them aka jjs

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junsuloh 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Communism = Closed-minded and brains made out of brick.

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Stopudelulu 26 days ago 11
26 days ago

islam? Nothing new

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changminbaby 26 days ago 9
26 days ago

stfu

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ratmonster 26 days ago 8
26 days ago

you must not know much about islam or muslims then... that religion is very voilent and hostile towards gay people.

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kizaru_hijin 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

ryenlux outing himself again as an islamophobic, while we all already know, that youre the biggest racist who hates even south korea because kpop is getting bigger and bigger, and even created more accounts for his hate rants like bigblueagain, holdthisLnoobs, bangeryun94 and wang_sejung...not surprised, that youre islamophobic too...

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