ARMY, BTS’s fandom, attacked an entertainment media reporter.
On June 6, the name of the reporter was posted in numerous Tweets posted by ARMY.
This is the inside story. Earlier the same day, BTS’s Jungkook officially apologized during his V LIVE streaming regarding his visit to the Itaewon club. He said, “I think many people got upset and hurt by my recent action. And I was very sorry to the people who are having a difficult time due to the pandemic, the people who are working hard everywhere, and my members who are always with me.”
He then added, “I’ve been thinking a lot recently. I will try hard to be a person who acts more considerately every moment, anytime, anywhere.”
His apology was made into news everywhere, and the reporter also wrote the news. And yet, ARMY got furious. This is because the reporter always has delivered positive news about BTS.
이렇게까지 집단으로 몰려다니면서 악플쓰는게 더한 폭력이란 생각이 드는데요. 그거 폭력이에요. 그냥 블록하고 두시죠. 우리가 신경쓸건 루머양성하는 빠들이랑 기자들로부터 방탄 보호하는 거잖아요. 적당히하세요 아미들 넘나 폭력적이에요
— 단독뮤비믹테 stillwithyou (@kuku4335) June 6, 2020
ARMY posted more than 2,000 tweets, referring to the reporter’s real name. Most of them used abusive languages, expressing their sense of betrayal.
On the other hand, other ARMY voiced their anger at their behaviors, saying, “Don’t disgrace the fandom like that,” “Apologize to him,” or “You guys are anti-fans.”
In the end, the publisher who posted the first tweet apologized, saying, “I deeply regret and feel sorry for cursing the reporter without knowing anything. I am also reflecting on embarrassing the entire fandom.“
This is not the first time that some ARMY have committed such cruelty. They are known for mentioning the reporters’ real names, who writes negative articles regarding BTS and cursing them.
아미들 이미 욕해놓고 이제와서 황혜진 기자님 응원해요 이러면 뭐함 ㅋㅋㅋ 김수지 기자한테 개썅욕 해놓고 ㅋ 기자 욕한게 처음도 아니면서 뭘 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/zWTLpT8Lrf
— Romée (프레즐) (@taylorsweetftie) June 6, 2020