British GQ Magazine released its list of the “Most Stylish People On The Planet 2023” in an article that was published on November 23, 2018. The list included several of the most well-known and well-dressed celebrities from all over the world.
G-Dragon, a Korean rapper, record producer, and the leader of the group BIGBANG was the only Korean celebrity to be included on the list. In the same post in which the talented Kpop idol was heaped with praise by British GQ, the publication also made an unfair and unflattering reference to BTS. This led many people to feel offended.
Before BTS was even a Petri dish in a K-pop factory farm, G-Dragon was already selling out stadiums in Seoul on a regular basis. Do you have hair color? Womenswear? Chanel and other high-end brands’ advertising campaigns? What about those Nike partnerships? G-Dragon was the one who did it first, and he is still active today.
The post called the septet a product of the “K-pop factory farm,” adding:
“G-Dragon was selling out Seoul stadiums before BTS was even a Petri dish in a K-pop factory farm. Coloured hair? Womenswear? Chanel and luxury house campaigns? Nike collaborations? G-Dragon did it first and he’s still out there.”
ARMYs have banded together to call out the racist and micro-aggressive tone that was used in the post that was directed toward BTS. An army of people have taken to Twitter to criticize the way that British GQ has treated BTS, saying:
“This is Xenophobic as Һell.”
In a post on the website of British GQ Magazine describing G-Dragon, BTS is mentioned in a manner that is not particularly complimentary
The British magazine included a very unfavorable mention of BTS in the same paragraph in which it lauded the skill of G-Dragon, the frontman for BIGBANG. Not only are ARMYs offended by the microaggressive comments that have been made towards the septet, but they are also offended by the racist stereotypes that have been imposed on the K-pop industry in general.
The phrase “BTS was even a Petri dish in a K-Pop factory farm,” according to ARMYs, dehumanizes not only the most successful musical band in the world, but it also reinforces the very unflattering and stereotypical lens through which the K-pop industry is often perceived by western media. ARMYs believes that this phrase dehumanizes the K-pop industry as a whole.
The insulting and demeaning paragraph that was written about the septet in British GQ has been called out by ARMYs. Fans have pointed out that this remark is actually a compliment to G-Dragon, even though it did not praise him as lavishly as they had intended to in the first place.
Fans are in agreement that pitting two K-pop legends against one another is not the right way to go about it, especially in 2022, when the global music industry has become a wonderful space where artists could co-exist with each other. In this year, the music industry has evolved to become a wonderful space where artists could co-exist with one another.
Before BTS was even a Petri dish in a K-pop factory farm, G-Dragon was already selling out stadiums in Seoul on a regular basis. Do you have hair color? Womenswear? Chanel and other high-end brands’ advertising campaigns? What about those Nike partnerships? G-Dragon was the one who performed it originally, and he is still active today.
the simple sentence is “before they debuted” that’s all u had to say. why do u filthy people say such RUBBISH. and let’s not even get into everything else in this fckn tweet.
@ZoroMins When will ppl realize that referring to Asian artists as “manufactured” and whatnot is racist. nobody ever talks about western artists like this or minimizes their artistry in this way…
@ZoroMins There are many, many very powerful and famous Asian celebs you can name without dragging B7S into it. It’s just that these white men can’t look past their own navel and couldn’t bear to mention an Asian without finding a way to drag them as well. Pure xenophobia.
@ZoroMins Report the tweet esp for racism. If you read it carefully, it’s not only insulting BTS but also G-Dragon and the whole Korean Pop industry. It’s a backhanded compliment.’
The relationship between Britain and the members of Bangtan is one that is robust and enduring. The seven-piece group’s impressive performance was broadcast on The Graham Norton Show in 2018 and on Britain’s Got Talent in 2019, respectively.
They also gave two sold-out performances at the world-famous Wembley stadium in the United Kingdom in the month of June 2019, making them the first K-pop artists in the history of the genre to ever perform there. Additionally, this was the group’s final trip to the United Kingdom.
Update on BTS’ recent activites
Following the announcement that they would be taking a hiatus from their group activities in order to enlist in the military, the members of Bangtan have been keeping themselves occupied by working on their individual projects.
The information that Jin will be joining in the military on December 13 has been confirmed, and he will then report to the recruitment training center in Yeoncheon County, which is located in the province of Gyeonggi. As a parting gift to ARMYs, the idol presented them with a new song titled “The Astronaut,” which was produced in partnership with Coldplay and published on October 28.
J-Hope has, in the past, released his solo album Jack in the Box in the month of July, played on his own stage at Lollapalooza as the main performer of the music festival, and is scheduled to appear at the MTV Video Music Awards this year.
RM is currently working on the release of his debut solo album, titled Indigo, and was recently in New York on his own personal schedule.
At the opening ceremony for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the group’s maknae, Jungkook, played a song he wrote called “Dreamers.”
In the meantime, V has returned home from his trip to Paris, where he went for work that cannot be discussed.
It has been claimed that SUGA and Jimin are currently working in the background on their respective solo albums despite the fаct that they have remained silent about their projects up until this point.