The Chases star Anne Hegerty is under fire for her rude remarks against BTS.
On Sept. 24 KST, The Chases star Anne Hegerty posted a tweet, saying, “All this about a little Korean boy band that’s fundamentally not important?” which went viral (in a bad way) on Twitter.
This remark was made after BTS’s speech at the 75th UN General Assembly was released. At the time, The Economist senior editor Anne McElvoy wrote “Please No” in response to the news, which sparked a hot debate. McElvoy later apologized for her remarks, writing: “My earlier tweet about BTS was in jest and I’m sorry it was taken the wrong way. Apologies.”
All this about a little Korean boy band that's fundamentally not important?
— Anne Hegerty (@anne_hegerty) September 24, 2020
However, Anne Hegerty answered to the post with her problematic response, enraging the ARMY around the world, as well as many Asians who felt the discrimination in her writing.
Here are some of the responses.
they were at the un conference sending a message of hope to the youth anne i’m pretty sure you are fundamentally less important than them
— nabila⁷ (@prodvantes) September 24, 2020
This is the impact BTS have had worldwide: https://t.co/tz34DDM2Ya And what have YOU done that's important, Anne? Quick, we're waiting.
— 💜⁷ | ARMY of BB #1 Artists (@TheOmniscients) September 24, 2020
i’m so tired of disrespectful and disgusting people like this. it is really sad to see this kind of behavior.
— belén⁷ (@preciioussjin) September 24, 2020
That "little Korean boy band" does a lot for this world and for humanity than you can ever possibly do, Anne.
They keep sharing their message of love, hope and encouragement that uplift the spirit of millions. What about you, Anne? What have you done?
— Dita⁷ (@almostdita) September 24, 2020