Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt

Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt”

But the broadcaster withdrew its invitation this week after a photo of Jimin wearing the T-shirt went viral.

The T-shirt, which depicted slogans in support of Korean liberation as well as a mushroom cloud on the back, stirred controversy in Japan where the band has a large fan base.

I can never accept the act that #BTS member wore the atomic bomb T-shirts humanely. "Music Station" stated on its official website, "A specific T-shirt worn by a BTS member caused a controversy, which was reported by media".

"I am a resident of Hiroshima, I will not allow BTS to appear on the music station".

BTS's Jimin was photographed previous year in a white shirt with the words "Patriotism ourhistory (sic) Liberation Korea" on the back and an image of what looks like an explosion on the back The reference to the end of Japan's colonional rule of the Korean peninsula was backed by images of Koreans celebrating in August 1945, the month the United States carried out nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

"We deeply apologize the viewers who were looking forward their performance", the station said.

BTS member Jimin reportedly wore the shirt a year ago, on August 15, when Koreans celebrate the end of Japanese occupation in 1945. Meanwhile, last month, South Korea's court ruled that Japan must compensate Korean victims of forced wartime labor from World War Two for the unfair labor. "We will continue to make every effort to enable us to meet fans while offering good music and performances", it said.

But other fans rallied around BTS.

Agreeing comments included, "I suddenly don't want to see IZ*ONE's faces", "Can't stand Mnet and CJ right now, just look at what they're doing", "That's messed up", "Mnet has got to feel at least some guilt right now", "Sorry IZ*ONE, I didn't really dislike you guys or anything before but now this is making me angry", "Can they just please ban IZ*ONE from KBS", etc. With the Japanese government maintaining that all matters of compensation were settled through a treaty in 1965, political tension is high between the two countries.

Like this



10 November 2018
U.S. election: Florida Democrat calls for recount in tight Senate race
The official certification of the elections is to take place November 20, when the state's elections canvassing commission meets. The tweet included a link to an article about an unknown number of outstanding votes in Democratic-stronghold Broward County.

10 November 2018
Trump Blasts ‘Unprofessional’ Jim Acosta and ‘Loser’ April Ryan
The CNN reporter's credentials were pulled Wednesday after his testy news-conference exchange with U.S. Next up was the one and only Jim Acosta of CNN , a man who's never seen a camera he didn't like.

10 November 2018
Flu vaccine available at Marshall County Health Department
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), February has been the virulent month since the 1982-1983 flu season. In summary, my unsolicited advice is that you should go get your influenza vaccine and to also immunize your kids.

09 November 2018
MAP: Where the wildfires are burning in SoCal
At 2:04 pm Thursday a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in the Santa Rosa Valley, now called the Hill Fire . The nearest evacuation center is at Palisades High School, located at 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

09 November 2018
City of Malibu ordered to evacuate as flames jump Hwy 101
The fire then pushed southward, jumped the wide USA 101 freeway before dawn Friday and pushed into the Santa Monica range. Heavy smoke and strong winds hampered visibility for crews on the firelines and residents trying to evacuate fire zones.

09 November 2018
What Samsung's new foldable phone could actually look like
When folded, the cover display, an OLED that functions as a notification center, measures 4.58 inches diagonally. Samsung will implement this Exynos chipset in its upcoming Galaxy S10 handset, that it'll reveal in February.

09 November 2018
Disney announces Star Wars 'Rogue One' live-action series
Disney + will be home for all of Disney's movies and shows going forward. Iger did not share any details about pricing for Disney + at this time.

09 November 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for PS4 spotted once again
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a battle royale shooter that pits 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival. While our knowledge of a PS4 " PUBG " is now informed by insider talk, a DC Comics tie-in is instead officially approved.

09 November 2018
Mobile announces $50 prepaid unlimited data plan, following AT&T and Verizon
The pre-paid market is becoming more competitive in the U.S. but Verizons plans are still not the best value in prepaid unlimited. The carrier says "video typically streams at 480p", offering no further clarification on its prepaid page.

09 November 2018
One killed, two injured in Melbourne 'terror' attack
In separate footage, the man can be seen circling a bin with three officers, repeatedly lunging at them and running after them. Police said the driver got out of the vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife.