Australian program sparks backlash for edited clip of BTS’ V spreading COVID at the Grammys – What We Know!

  • Australian TV present “The Undertaking” launched a recap video of the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards on Monday that included a clip of BTS member V edited to indicate him coughing and spreading the COVID-19 virus.
  • Footage of V (Kim Taehyung) vibing alongside to Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” reside efficiency was edited to incorporate a coughing sound impact and pictures of viruses popping out from his mouth.
  • The clip was paired with a narrator stating, “Okay-pop sensation BTS dropped in, dismissing their very latest battles with COVID-19.”
  • BTS followers instantly took discover and took to Twitter with posts utilizing the hashtag #StopAsianHate to demand an apology and the removing of the video.

Australian TV present “The Undertaking” launched a recap video of the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards on Monday that included footage of BTS member V edited to depict him coughing and spreading the COVID-19 virus.

BTS, who have been nominated within the Finest Pop Duo/Group Efficiency class, carried out their 2021 hit music “Butter” on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas. The Australian TV program included snippets of each the band’s efficiency and pictures of their reactions all through the televised occasion of their program’s recap. 

Footage of BTS member V (Kim Taehyung) vibing alongside to Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” reside efficiency was edited to incorporate a coughing sound impact in addition to small photos of viruses popping out of his mouth. The recap video was paired with a narrator stating, “Okay-pop sensation BTS dropped in, dismissing their very latest battles with COVID-19.”

BTS administration group Massive Hit revealed that member Jungkook examined optimistic for COVID-19 on March 29 however later confirmed his full restoration simply in time for the band’s look on the awards ceremony.

BTS followers, referred to as the ARMY, instantly took discover of the edited clip and took to Twitter with posts utilizing the hashtag #StopAsianHate to demand an apology and a removing of the video.

“We condemn these microaggressions being demonstrated in the direction of Asian artists and demand a takedown of the publish and a proper apology #StopAsianHate,” one fan replied.

“We’re bored with the perpetual hate towards Asian artists. There’re some ways to have interaction your viewers and but you’ve chosen to affiliate an Asian act with a really critical and ongoing pandemic. It’s unacceptable. We demand a take down of this publish and an apology. #StopAsianHate,” one other fan wrote

“It’s comedy? No, clearly? It’s disguised racism, plain and easy,” one fan tweeted. “The try at humor is straight up disrespectful. Gone are the times the place we let stuff like this cross with out repercussions. Apologize and take down the publish. #StopAsianHate.”

“Of all of the individuals in attendance who’d recovered from COVID, @theprojecttv identified BTS and added graphics to indicate V coughing/spreading germs. It is a time when anti-Asian hate is at an all-time excessive and individuals who appear like me are being crushed/killed. Cease this racist bull$hit!” journalist Jae-Ha Kim wrote.

“Additionally… In case this isn’t clear: V was laughing and the outlet added graphics to make it appear like he was spreading COVID,” he added. “They knew precisely what they have been doing. It’s not only a ‘joke.’ That is disgusting and it’s this type of motion that normalizes racism.”

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