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Why K-pop fans are demanding an apology from the ‘New Yorker’ writer for his article on BTS MPNRC

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K-pop fans, not limited to BTS Army, have a long history of activism and passionate support for their idols. Recently, E. A New Yorker article penned by Tammy Kim takes a deep-dive approach to BTS, which has angered K-pop fans to such an extent that they are demanding an apology from both the publication and the author. “Tammy Kim Apologize” and “New Yorker Apologize” have been trending on Twitter ever since an article titled “Joining the BTS Army” surfaced on the microblogging platform? BTS has a huge fan following on Twitter and regularly sets trends there, so why are K-pop fans bothered by Kim’s article?

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At the beginning of the article, Kim Jonghyun was mentioned in the context of his suicide, not his artistic merit, a fact that has greatly upset fans of the late artist. It also names the K-pop group Big Bang and their legal troubles, another fact that has sparked controversy. Fans of SHINee (the group of which Kim Jonghyun used to be a part) and BIGBANG also felt that the author did not give credit when it comes to the activism or art of the said groups. What’s going on over here:

The author has since alleged via a tweet that he has received death threats from K-pop fans.

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