Since it's already happening on Twitter, and I know one of y'all clowns will probably try to bring it up here on AKP with the fake concern lemme clarify this whole thing real quick before any of y'all try to drag them for it. I'm gonna post cropped screenshots to not show the fandom where they belong so mods won't lock the thread for supposedly starting fanwars and bringing twitter drama. My purpose is not trying to drag the other fandoms but clarify this whole thing and clean BTS and BH's name So recently some peeps are starting to show "concern" for BTS' fans because they think BTS and BH is exploiting us. Why? Because "BH did a survey in 2017 that contained a question about depression, and then released the LY albums." Spoiler The thing is, folks are completely leaving out some stuff and changing some things so it'd fit their narrative of BH and BTS exploiting us. What people are forgetting is: BH didn't make that survey and then BTS released the albums. In 2015, Namjoon posted a letter on fancafe talking about the phrase Love Yourself. Maybe the one that suggested the idea. But it just shows it's been already a thing since years ago. In 2016 March, BTS started working on the LY era and the message. Then, in 2017 September 18, BTS released the first album of the LY era, Love Yourself: Her. In 2017 September 30, BH posted a survey where they asked a series of question to fans. (IIRC, it was questions like how we met BTS, how much time do we consume their content, what kind of music do we like, and they asked about our moods, how we were feeling, if we're happy or sad and depressed, if we were working or are students, if we like other groups, how did we find out about kpop, favorite BTS songs, which ones would we recommend etc. You can see a video here of the questions). BH made a deadline, the survey period was October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017. Later in November they launched their LM #ENDViolence campaign with Unicef. BTS don't need a survey to know they should talk about MI or self love. They've already done that in some of their old songs. And never did they release LY: Her after they received the answers to the survey, they've been working on it years before the survey took place. I understand some folks dislike BTS and BH and wanna look for things to drag them, but if you're gonna do it at least do some research before. Also, suggesting that BTS are exploiting us over this is such a foolish and ugly thing to say, and it's a serious accusation. There's a line. Don't cross it. This is not the first time this has happened, they've been constantly accused of doing that which it's concerning. I even remember folks saying they're faking their depression and make songs about MI for money. Just last year, when they broke down at MAMA and opened up about struggling at the beginning of the year to the point where they even considered disbanding, folks clowned their speech and said BTS were emotionally manipulating us and guilt-tripping ARMYs. Y'all can't complain about knets dragging certain idols when they open up about their struggles, and then in the same breathe drag BTS for doing the exact same thing and accuse them of emotionally manipulating their fans. Everyone that does that is just as bad as the knets they love to complain about. Get a grip.