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.
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.”
c’est quel style de manque de respect encore ?! n’hésitez pas à la faire tourner cette vidéo ! #BTSARMY #BTS #rtl pic.twitter.com/5ffL4BgDat
— Emma Hery (@EmmaHery1) November 21, 2022
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.
calling him “Nelson Mandela”. The disrespect for poc…
— elo, 🌊, fifakoo (@btsbIueprint_) November 21, 2022
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.”
Note that virgins right here is just not used as virgins within the sense of they by no means had s3x ,it’s to denigrate their gender and sexuality making it racist and homophobic https://t.co/LiO5s0Oi88
— Fay (@taesids) November 21, 2022
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.
Racism is just not a f joke I can not imagine in 2022 and we nonetheless see mf publicly shaming & calling BTS names & have audacity of labeling it as”joke”that French radio dude in there must get fired from that job,calling BTS names & making racist feedback after JK efficiency & towards+
— ikram⁷⟭⟬The Astronaut💙 (@bts07ddaeng) November 21, 2022
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.
if anybody wants it i made a rapid translation ! it’s not good but it surely ought to assist to know
simply be aware that « puceau » is just not straightforward to translate. It means virgin however in a really degrading manner, normally an insult for younger teenager pic.twitter.com/0NCtTYAMcJ
— 🌊 auяelia⁷ (@pjminia) November 21, 2022
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.