Ah, HARMY *strikes again.
* HARMY are fans that call themselves ARMY but are in fact just bad fans that harm BTS' reputation. Basically this person right here.
A top radio station in Canada suggested doing a weekly Kpop Hour on their show since there has been an obvious growing interest in the genre (no longer just kpop fans like it, other people do too without knowing anything about kpop and thats great!)
But when HARMY heard about this, they freaked.
They bombarded the radio station with complaints. And eventually the station responded and said they would be taking ALL kpop out of their playlists. They wanted to promote smaller and bigger acts, but the backlash was too much and they apologized.
The people complaining were those who call themselves ARMY, who didn't want other groups getting airtime thanks to BTS.
I am so angry that there are people out there that think like this. I am confused, I am downright pissed off.
BTS worked hard, yes, but their hard work was helped by all those who came before them. Without TVXQ, Kpop groups wouldn't be big in Japan right now. The boys suffered so much to help other groups break into the scene. Then there is Big Bang, and countless other groups that kept chipping away, getting international attention, until BTS finally hit the AMAs and Billboard. And BTS will be the stepping stone for the next act, and the next act. They support others and understand that they are role models for the next big group, why can't ARMY accept that?
BTS openly supports and cherishes their FRIENDS aka other artists, so it must pain them so much to see their "fans" hurting their loved ones so much.