NME Believes BTS Army Must Be Stopped
Just recently, British music journalism agency NME released an article that discussed the tactics that ARMY use in order to defend their K-Pop idol group BTS, whenever they feel even the smallest hint of a threat that would undermine the group’s popularity and achievements.
The agency discussed the incident with Capital Breakfast show host Roman Kemp, and defended the host by contending that he was merely expressing his dislike for a boyband and their music, something that couldn’t be regarded as being racist.
In addition, they gave several other examples of when ARMY went on an online war against others including Times and Richard Lloyd Parry. They raised the concern that ARMY would basically go on an all out offensive if what was said about BTS was anything but admiration and praise, pointing out that one favorite method that ARMY liked using was labeling someone or an agency as a word ending with -ist or -ism.
Do you think ARMY’s tactics in defending BTS is based on the fact that not everyone would appreciates the idol group as much as they do and turn it into an issue about racism?