Why K-ARMY Are Unhappy About Official BTS Fan Club In Japan
Recruitment for the ‘Global Official Fan Club (ARMY) Membership‘ has recently just begun but K-ARMY don’t seem to happy to hear about the recent news.
Fans who wish to sign up must first sign up for the official BTS fan community on Weverse, requiring a purchase.
So how has this triggered K-ARMY?
Well, if you’re an ARMY, you’d be well aware that there’s actually an official BTS fan club for Japanese ARMY. And if you add in the recent news of an official fan club being established for global fans, you’re left with two official fan clubs for the group.
And this leads K-ARMY asking the question, why is there no official South Korean BTS fan club? Why does Japan get their own official fan club?
Given that relations between South Korea and Japan have been tumultuous since forever, from the perspective of K-ARMY, it actually kind of does make sense.
But looking from a different perspective, it also makes sense to have an official fan club in Japan as well since Japan is basically an entirely different music market on its own and is also the second largest music industry in the world as well, with the US being the largest.
In addition, because the global fan club includes South Korea and pretty much every other country in the world, K-ARMY have been saying that it wasn’t fair that they had to compete with fans all over the world for tickets to fan meetings and other benefits.
Below are some of the comments from K-ARMY.
“Why are they making them apply like this…? Does this mean that they’re going to leave just the official fan club in Japan and have all the Korean fans bunched up with the global fans? What is this, I really don’t understand…”
“Stop giving Japan special treatment and pay attention to the Korean fans who are worn out. Don’t you see fans leaving because of the way the agency handles things”
What do you think about the issue that K-ARMY is bringing up at the moment?