What's up guys, John here. This might be a long card so prepare yourself. So apparently BTS Korean fans have been debating on Twitter about lyrics and a tweet made by BTS. Some fans have been persistent to BTS requesting that they should respond to the misogynistic tweet and lyrics. They have been using the Korean hashtag #BTS피드백을원합니다 which says #WeWantFeedbackFromBTS. Other fans are saying that the tweet and lyrics is no big deal.
The first complaint was made on May 22 by @bts_female_fan1, a BTS fan of 4 years who brought up the cases. She posted saying "I want BTS's feedback regarding the misogynistic tweet". Link to tweet here Following that tweet above she then posts another tweet saying many are defending BTS, and that she's being too sensitive. People responded to her tweet saying that's she's taking it too serious. She then goes on to say hat the expressions of special hierarchy, violence, and objectification may be problematic especially since many of BTS fans are young(teens and people in their twenties).
Since then fans have still been using the hashtag #WeWantBTSFeedback. to address Big Hit. Here is the tweet from Suga — from May 16, 2013 — and the lyrics that were brought into question: The Tweet, under fire for its aggression: Suga says, “I’m watching you all. If I catch you looking elsewhere, I’ll shoot you with my camera. ^^ With the corner. ^^ On the crown of your head ^^”. The tweet uses a play on the Korean word jjikda, a verb which can mean “take a picture” as well as “hit a point with an object; stick;") Link to tweet here Lyrics from the song “Joke” by Rap Monster, under fire for the implied sexual prejudice from the use of “gonorrhea”: “Yea, you’re the best woman, being bossy. You do so f**king well, being bossy. But now that I think about it, you were never the boss. Instead of boss I’ll say gonorrhea.” This is also wordplay, as the words for “being bossy” and “gonorrhea” are only different by one syllable. Lyrics from “Converse High,” under fire for objectification: “I like you. But don’t ever wear Converse lows.”
After continued requests from BTS fans, BigHit responded. On July 6, BigHit Entertainment posted on their official fan cafe: “We recognized the controversy about misogynistic lyrics in BTS’s songs at the end of 2015. After reviewing the lyrics, we found that some of them could be perceived as misogynistic, regardless of the intentions of the creator, and could make some people uncomfortable. “We also confirmed that some tweets posted by BTS prior to their debut could be offensive to women. “The agency as well as all of BTS feel very apologetic towards all the fans who have may have felt uncomfortable from any lyrics or social network posts, and we will take the criticisms and the points in questions into consideration for future works. “Through self review and discussion, we’ve learned that we can’t be free of societal prejudices and mistakes, as they are a part of each individual’s growth and experiences, things that are seen and learned in society. “We’ve also learned that defining a woman’s position or value in society from a man’s point of view could be wrong. “We feel heavily responsible for not being more careful with the production of BTS contents, and causing everyone so much worry. Please continue to watch BTS grow, and if you would continue to point out our shortcomings, we will continue to work hard, always listening to the words of our fans and society.”
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