Monday , June 14 2021

K-Pop Band BTS dropped from Japanese TV broadcasts via a T-shirt



HONG KONG – They are called for the biggest children's band in the world, and they were even recently asked to speak in the United Nations – the first band K-pop has ever given such an honor.

However, proving that even the world famous pop groups are not immune to political tensions, Japanese television suddenly canceled the live performances of the South Korean band BTS on Tuesday in the midst of an upset over the shirt that once was worn by band members.

The t-shirt showed a well-known historical picture of a cloud of clouds of mushrooms that appeared over the Japanese city of Nagasaki, and some said it had celebrated America's use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of the Second World War.

"After discussing with the agency of the band about the intentions of the wearer wearing the shirt, we unfortunately decided to refuse their performance at this time," read the statement posted on the website of the Music Station, a program on Japanese television network TV Asahi.

The incident was accompanied by a deep noise that continued to shake the relationship between the two countries, and more than seven decades after the defeat of imperial Japan in World War II, it liberated the Korean peninsula from the Japanese colonial power (it was later divided into North and South Korea). On August 15, the North and South Korea continues to be celebrated as Victory Day over Japan each year.


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