Recently, the group’s leader, Moldova, spoke about the “painful past” shared by South Korea and the United States.
The war took place between 1950 and 1953, and the UN and especially the United States supported South Korea in the fight against the North, which was supported by China and the USSR, according to news.ro.
Accepting an award that recognizes the group’s contribution to the relationship between South Korea and the United States, the Republic of Moldova said: “We will always remember the painful past that our two nations share and the sacrifices of countless men and women.”
His comment apparently had a huge impact on the group’s contracts with various companies, because later ads from some like Hyundai, Samsung and Fila in which the artists appeared were removed from the popular Chinese platform Weibo. The BTS account on this platform has over 5 million fans.
The most profitable group in South Korean history, BTS has also been criticized by its fans. “It simply came to our notice then. If you want to make money from Chinese fans, you have to take into account the feelings of the Chinese, “one of them wrote on Weibo.
“There are thousands of Chinese soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the war … so I decided to be upset and leave the fan club,” said another.
The reaction came days after BTS fans demanded that members of the group be exempted from military service, which is mandatory in South Korea. All men between the ages of 18 and 28 must have served in the military for two years as part of the country’s defense strategy against North Korea.
The oldest member of the BTS, Jin, is 27 years old. His colleagues – RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – are between 23 and 27 years old.
Fans and some politicians in South Korea believe they have done enough for their country, becoming one of the most popular bands in the world in the last decade.