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French Radio Station Under Fire For Racist “Jokes” Made About BTS And Morgan Freeman

Fans are appalled by the blatant racism and homophobia of the DJs.

A french radio station, RTL, is at present receiving extreme criticism on-line for its racially charged feedback made at BTS and Morgan Freeman.

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The hosts on air have been supposedly speaking concerning the FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony. While Morgan Freeman kicked off the ceremony along with his narration of the opening phase, titled “The Calling,” BTS member Jungkook carried out the official World Cup soundtrack for this yr, “Dreamers.”

According to French-speaking ARMYs, one of many hosts, Philip Caveriviere, made crude feedback about BTS and Freeman. He referred to BTS as “a group of Korean virgins” and continued to make homophobic feedback at them. Later he was additionally heard calling Freeman “Nelson Mandela” with a mocking tone.

French followers defined that the phrase “virgins” was used to particularly denigrate the gender and sexuality of the BTS members, implying that they don’t seem to be “real men.”

ARMYs are each in shock and enraged on the blatant racism, homophobia, and outright disrespect the hosts on air have proven to 2 of probably the most distinguished POC artists on the FIFA opening ceremony.

Despite the backlash, nonetheless, no apology has been issued by the radio station or the hosts who made the feedback. In truth, Caveriviere apparently tried to decrease the implications of the remarks whereas replying to an ARMY who had reached out to speak concerning the disrespectful feedback made by them.

This is just not the primary time BTS have needed to endure such vicious assaults from racist radio hosts. In 2021,  Bayern 3’s DJ Matthias Matuschik attacked BTS for no cause, evaluating them to COVID-19. ARMYs have been enraged, and even mainstream media bought concerned in calling out Matuschik’s remarks, however the station nonetheless gave him a platform, certainly a a lot smaller one, as he ended up getting “demoted” to host a podcast about native Bavarian music. It stays to be seen if Caveriviere and his co-hosts undergo any penalties for his or her motion or if it’ll finish another manner.




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