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(Op-ed) The Mystery of Disappearing Youtube Views of BTS 'Boy with Luv' Music Video
It's still a mystery where the Youtube views have gone. On April 12th, BTS released the music video of 'Boy with Luv' -- the title track of their album 'Map of the Soul: Persona' -- on Youtube. Not to mention, fans had been so excited to enjoy the MV on the video platform. On top of that, ARMYs have also joined forces to stream the music video to show supports (and break records) on Youtube.  Unfortunately, several fans have found that the view counts of 'Boy with Luv' has "mysteriously" gone. ARMYs claimed that Youtube has deleted at least 10 million views from the video and even trended hashtag #YouTubeGiveUsOur10MillionBack worldwide. Some others believe that it's not 10 million but at least 22 million views disappeared in total.  So, did Youtube delete it? Let's see what's really going on. Fans have reached Youtube on Twitter and the video platform broke the silence with their statement, "We don't delete views! We do slow or freeze the view count for popular videos while we verify that views are real—that shows the system is working as intended. We still count every view. Once quality views are counted, view count updates more frequently." That's what they say.  According to Youtube, they slow or freeze because they want to make sure the views are real. Well, yes, it's totally logical since we all don't want to get fake numbers. Youtube views are frozen because they are going through it, making sure they are not from bots and they slowly add the checked ones. So, why does Youtube take some view counts that they have checked and submitted already? That's what we think.  Well, eventually, no one knows what really happened with the view counts -- only Youtube does. BUT. Thanks to ARMYs' loyal support to BTS, the music video has achieved three different Guinness World Records: 'Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours,' 'Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours,' 'Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.' What do you think about this, ladies and gentlemen? We hope there will be no more confusion about Youtube view counts in the future -- not only for BTS' videos but also for others'.  #BTS #BTSgiveaway #giveaway #BoyWithLuv #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_PERSONA #PERSONAWelcomeParty
I'm Ashamed of My Hometown
San Diego, get your shit together. Each year at the Padres stadium, Petco Park, the LGBT society in SD holds an event called "Out at the Park" that is meant to bring the community together for an evening of baseball. This year, Petco Park really, really screwed up. The San Diego Men's Gay Chorus was meant to sing the national anthem before the game to represent the LGBT community for this event. Their voices were never heard. The stadium let them take the field, and then as they were about to sing, a recorded female voice instead sang the anthem (which, if you've been to a Padres game, isn't something that happens - we always have live singing) The men had to walk off the field hearing people shouting profane, homophobic things at them. The Padres said it was a mistake, a technical error, a third party contractor, and that they were sorry. But that doesn't explain the other examples of mistreatment. Days prior to the game, the Padres organization told the performers that the chorus would have to pay for their tickets in order to sing. This is not something that happens, ever. If you perform the national anthem, you get to enter the park for free, DUH. Why did the Padres suddenly want this now? That would have cost the small organization thousands of dollars, and after dispute they were finally allowed in as performers. You can listen to their great voices here when they performed in 2015. It's a pity their voices weren't heard this year. Get it together Padres, you're a disappointment in baseball but don't be a disappointment to your entire community.
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