"I will not allow BTS to appear"— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 9, 2018
Controversy surrounds the hugely popular K-pop group #BTS after member Jimin was pictured wearing a T-shirt depicting the US atomic bombing of Japan https://t.co/BxUEmSin6A
More information about the shirt and the current state of South Korea - Japan relations under the cut.
(Included for photos of the shirt. A translation of the tweet [courtesy of Naver Papago and reworded by me]: The T-shirt, which caused Japan's MSTE (Music Broadcasting) to unilaterally cancel BTS' scheduled appearance because Jimin wore it, is a shirt honoring the meaning of Korea's independence. If someone calls it an atomic bomb shirt, please correct them. It is a liberation shirt.)
지민이가 입었다는 이유로 일본의 엠스테(음악방송)로부터 일방적 출연 취소 통보를 받은 이 티셔츠는 역사적 팩트를 담은, 광복의 의미를 기리는 셔츠입니다. 누군가 원폭 티셔츠라고 부른다면 👉광복 티셔츠👈라고 정정해주세요. pic.twitter.com/ANNMHouu5c— 호두(찜로듀스 반수트찜 데뷔하자) (@txthodu) November 8, 2018
It's not about the shirt. It's more about the strained political climate between South Korea and Japan.https://t.co/Dz8NeWRob9— Jae-Ha Kim 김재하 (@GoAwayWithJae) November 9, 2018
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Waking up to a Guardian news alert about this was very weird.