Recently, ARMYs called out a journalist from The Hollywood Reporter for the wrong words this editor wrote about BTS in her latest article. In addition, the past comments about BTS also made ARMY extremely angry at the behavior of this veteran editor. Currently, ARMY is having a controversy asking the reporter for an explanation of what she wrote about BTS:
Although BTS has achieved a lot in the past year and ѕнσ¢кed the world with their records and events, it seems that prejudice about BTS still exists. Especially in some foreign newspapers, typically me The Hollywood Reporter below. This newspaper has had many controversial articles when using wrong words or unbiased views, even χєиσρнσвι¢ attitudes towards BTS.
One of the most recent controversies is about senior editor Rebecca Sun’s article in this newspaper. A few hours ago, ARMYs were outraged after asking the editor for an explanation of what she wrote about BTS in the article released on December 29.
In the article: BTS in Los Angeles: The Fullness of Bangtan, these are all sensitive and inaccurate words when talking about BTS, in other words, she used disrespectful words towards our boys. Not only that, in the article, Rebecca also repeatedly used the low evaluation of BTS and wrote with the attitude of calling BTS as Bangtan industrial complex and ARMYs as pαssive consumers.
After being asked by ARMY to explain what she wrote, Rebecca not only did not give an exact explanation for what she did, but just posted a tweet using the victim tag to say about how people misunderstood what she meant: “Over the past 30 hours or so I’ve had some ARMY say I should be sodomized for their interpretation of what I wrote about BTS, yet if I could have a genuine person-to-person exchange like that I’d never dox/shame a remorseful person for trolling behavior.”
However, many ARMYs discovered that earlier this year, Rebecca had negative stereotypes about BTS. Specifically, in a tweet answering users’ questions about BTS’s ∂уиαмιтє song, Rebecca even said: “∂уиαмιтє is entirely in English, and it is also their worst song, so you’re in for a treat”.
Many ARMYs left comments below her tweet:
– Rebecca, what you wrote was offensive and ŕäċïṩẗ. You’re being called out by people for that. From the use of the word “it” to call seven human beings, to mocking their language sk̾i̾l̾l ̾s, I am curious, what proper interpretation should we have of your bad writing?
– there’s lots of well spoken intelligent criticisms in this thread, so i sure hope ur next move isn’t to cherry pick the small minority of unsavory trolls you may get to νι¢тιмιzє yourself & push the narrative that ur being ‘αттα¢кє∂’. just calling it before it happens.
– We’ve been literally talking to you person to person, being civil about it and telling you what about your piece was just straight up being ŕäċïṩẗ, yet you kept contradicting yourself and making excuses. Funny how you tell everybody the 1% who might have done that. Bruh just stop
– I mean 99% of the comments are trying to have said person to person conversation but lovely of you to point out the 1% who arent.
– ??? what you said was offensive and disrespectful and yet most people have still tried to engage in civil conversations with you. there will always be one person who unfortunately takes things too far but that doesn’t mean the criticism others have of you are invalid
– We found some things offensive about your article. We raised our sentiments. You feel afflicted by the negative feedback? Sure, okay. But, why? Why do you think you’re article is under fire? That’s the question you should address first. Maybe äṩṩess your work first?
– So you ignored the 99 percent of people who were trying to educate you and instead hyper focused on a VERY SMALL minority? Ok lol
– ARMY: Do not engage with this. Do not promote or circulate it. The piece itself includes several ∂αмαgιиg stereotypes and the author themselves is not a particularly unbiased person based on their own tweet from earlier this year. Recommend blocking THR.
– A gentle reminder that a song’s language does not determine its merits, and that the narrative of ∂уиαмιтє being in english was used by people far and wide to denigrate the piece, denigrate the group, attack their authenticity, their кσяєαn identity, and their motives.
This is not the first time that a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter has been involved in controversies involving demeaning BTS and belittling their success. Previously, Seth Abramovitch – a senior journalist at The Hollywood Reporter also faced a huge wave of public criticism when he was “stubborn” with a “χєиσρнσвι¢” view when writing about BTS in an article in 2019.