Yunda Express, China's fifth-largest logistics company, said it would not ship items related to the group BTS.
According to a Chinese portal site, Sina.com, on October 19, the Korean branch of Yunda Express stated on its Weibo account, "There are many inquiries related to the delivery of BTS items. However, we have suspended deliveries on all BTS related items currently."
The logistics company did not state any specific reasons why, but they stated, "The reasons are what we all know."
As a result, some point out that the logistics company is taking issue with BTS's recent '6.25 Korean War' remarks during the 'Van Fleet Award' acceptance speech.
Previously, RM made an acceptance speech during the Van Fleet Award ceremony in which he mentioned the suffering of the two countries of South Korea and the U.S. The Van Fleet Award is given to individuals or organizations who made exceptional contributions to the South Korea-US relations. RM stated, "This year marks the Korean War's 70th anniversary. We will always remember the history of pain that our two nations shared together and the sacrifices of the countless men and women".
Chinese netizens raised an issue with RM's use of the phrase "Two Nations," which stands for the two countries of South Korea and the U.S. The Chinese netizens stated that BTS has "ignored Chinese soldiers' noble sacrifices during the Korea War".
When the Weibo post made the top of the ranks, Yunda Express deleted the post without any reasons.
Thousands of comments were posted in Chinese media reports. While a few articles were advocating Yunda Express's action, there were also criticisms as well. The Chinese ARMYs voiced their dissatisfaction and stated, "How can you check if the shipments are related to BTS in the many deliveries being made. We will launch a boycott."
On the other hand, some speculate that Yunda Express posted the message on Weibo when they risked delayed deliveries due to the workers' strikes.