ARMYs cry #ApologizeMikeSilverio over racism controversy
ARMYs are demanding an apology from a Paraguayan presenter, Mike Silverio, and media outlet ABC Digital after they criticized BTS on their work in the music industry.
Silverio claimed in his program that BTS “are not very good at what they do because they make songs with a formula like Professor Utonium creating the Powerpuff Girls.”
He also added that the idol’s songs are a mix of songs that have already been heard before.
— vbw⁷ (@bwviivi) June 16, 2021
Meanwhile, ABC Digital accused the South Korean boy group of chart manipulation, a reason why they topped the US music charts with their new track “Butter.”
On Jun 13th a paraguayan news source called “abc digital” posted an article about bts and the way they “cheat” their way into the biggest charts. They recycled an article from EFE (+)#ApologizeABCCOLOR#DisculpateABCCOLOR pic.twitter.com/3W3Orl9lnK
— mon | check pinned (@suqabot) June 16, 2021
The article contained allegations about the strategy of BTS for their new track “Butter” claiming that the group’s tactic was to “sell cheap and buy in bulk.”
This follows another article that accused BTS and ARMY of rendering pop music charts as “useless.”
Fans have raised issues of racism against the Paraguayan reporter and took over online platforms with the #ApologizeMikeSilverio, #ApologizeABCCOLOR and #RACISMISNOTCOMEDY.
good morning, racism is not an opinion. if you simply don’t like them then that’s your problem, the world likes them and they will keep on winning— your opinion won’t matter #ApologizeMikeSilvero pic.twitter.com/ybock2zP3x
— riri 🌬️∞⁷ (@rianughh) June 16, 2021
I FORESEE THAT HE WILL HAVE BAD DAYS I’M A GLITTER BUT THIS JOURNALIST AND THIS CAN GO TO THE CIRCUS TO BE A JOKE 🤡🤡😡😡😡😡😡😡#ApologizeABCCOLOR#ApologizeMikeSilvero #DisculpateMikeSilvero pic.twitter.com/3NlgSQrvoC
— Yleniafaziofficial (@Yleniafazioffi1) June 16, 2021
You don’t like them? Then BTS don’t like you too! I can’t see your future anymore silvero. Don’t mess with us. We really hate when someone discriminate and disrespect our boys. You better apologize or else-#ApologizeMikeSilvero#DisculpateMikeSilvero #ApologizeABCCOLOR pic.twitter.com/kLMFUVQjWH
— E l ó i s á ⟭⟬⁷ || Butter #1 on BB Hot 100 (@Jungloiii) June 17, 2021
This just shows how u don’t deserve to be where u are rn mike silvero and the level of unprofessionalism is really dissapointing. If ur ever after clout then u got the wrong people mike because we don’t tolerate criticism and discrimination in this fandom.#ApologizeMikeSilvero pic.twitter.com/bRBeryvnKk
— Jimsins👅⁷ (@Lilii_cassandra) June 16, 2021
please if you can’t respect ,just dont even open your mouth ?
they just cleared that the only thing they have is an aged OPINION ! #ApologizeMikeSilvero#RACISMISNOTCOMEDY#ApologizeABCCOLOR pic.twitter.com/IZl8Bt3xl8
— Mia🧸🎹 (@yoonbubbly) June 16, 2021
Meanwhile, fans believe that the article produced by the Paraguayan reporter are forms of “tabloid and unsupported” information aimed to damage the image of the boy group BTS.
So far, neither Silverio nor ABC Digital gave a response or an apology towards the K-pop group.
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