A Colombian radio show, “La Mega,” is currently under fire for mocking BTS success. Along with this, the hosts also disrespected South Korea by playing its National anthem in Dragonball Z cosplay.
Korean netizens, as well as K-pop fans, were truly infuriated after BTS and South Korea were mocked in a Colombian radio show, “La Mega.”
On the 9th, the radio show’s hosts introduced BTS’s new song “Permission to Dance” as a song request from Colombian ARMYs (fans of BTS).
Everything was going smoothly, not until the hosts started throwing disparaging remarks against BTS, including their success, nationality, and groundless claims. As a result, the whole fandom is determined to ask for an official public apology from the show and the hosts.
La Mega Hosts Claimed BTS Success is “Brought By Money”: ” We don’t have to like it just because it is a BTS Song.”
In the broadcast, the hosts described BTS as Chino (Chinese) and made groundless remarks about BTS’s achievements, including their nominations for the Grammy Awards, saying, “They bought it with money, and there’s definitely sponsors.”
They emphasized that their paid for their high ranks on music charts and implied that they are backed by the Korean Embassy that’s why they entered the prestigious award.
But the controversy just started, as they continue mocking BTS, along with South Korea and Japan.
Colombian Radio Show Hosts Cosplayed Dragonball Z During Broadcast of Apologies
As local fans poured out complaints, the hosts went on a broadcast of apologies. However, they appeared in Japanese animation “Dragonball Z ” makeup and T-shirts with the Rising Sun Flag on them, showing a playful attitude while apologizing.
This is extremely problematic, and mockery not only to BTS but as well to South Korea as this symbol reminds them of the painful and horrible faith that Koreans suffered back then under the Japanese ruling.
They made the situation worse as they played South Korea’s National anthem, “Aegukga,” explaining that they are apologizing to the country in the Korean language. “This is our official apology in Korean.”
They continued to make racist remarks, inserting an unrelated empanada Korean advertisement, followed by playing Dragonball Z theme song. During the said “apology broadcast,” they didn’t show any signs of sincerity and were seen laughing and mocking them instead.
ARMYs all over the world are already sending complaints to La Mega company, RCN Radio. Fans are also still waiting for a genuine apology from the show and radio hosts.
On the other hand, HYBE Label on June 29 expressed that they will take strict legal actions towards malicious commenters and individuals that will be attacking their artists, including BTS.