The article about BTS in the famous American magazine gets negative reactions from fans
(Explanation of K-Pop industry)
Since its origins in the 1990s, K-pop has been part Motown, part Hunger Games. Thousands of wannabe K-pop stars compete at regular American Idol-style cattle calls. Those lucky enough to make it to the next level spend years learning their craft inside secretive K-pop training camps, where they’re sometimes subjected to dangerous diets, strict social rules (no dating), grueling rehearsal schedules and mandated plastic surgery and skin-whitening procedures. Only the best of the best wind up in an actual K-pop band — while some don’t survive at all. In 2017, the industry drew intense scrutiny after a member of SHINee, another popular K-pop band, took his own life, writing in his suicide note that he felt “broken on the inside.”
(When reporters ate with the members)
J-Hope is the only one not eating or drinking; he cheerily explains that he’s on a dermatologist-prescribed juice cleanse.
When they aren’t touring or vacationing, all seven men share a single $7 million condo in the most expensive complex in South Korea, sleeping two and three in a room, dorm-style (albeit a dorm adorned with Banksy art on the walls). And while their world is filled with private jets, legions of bodyguards and armies of personal chefs, their private lives — if you can even call them that — are scrupulously monitored. When Jungkook was spotted with a 22-year-old woman on Geoje Island near the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula, Big Hit threatened legal action against any news outlet that suggested they were romantically linked. Girlfriends, apparently, aren’t supposed to be part of the synth-pop-star fantasy.
(Refers to military service)
There is one potential problem for BTS looming on the horizon: military service. South Korea expects every male to serve two years in the army by the time he turns 28 — which means the clock is ticking for Jin, who is 27 in December. Despite the efforts of ARMY, it looks like no exceptions will be made, not even for K-pop idols. Says Bang, “The company believes military service is a duty, and we will try to show the fans the best of BTS until, and after, the members have fulfilled their service duties.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
original post: theqoo
1. Why did the journalist mention the story of Jonghyun in the article?
2. It’s annoying, they’re trying to humiliate BTS
3. And I feel the smell of Japanese articles in American magazines
4. What is the content of the article.. ^^ Why are you calling BTS who is always busy and writing such an article^^
5. I feel like they are trying to lower the success of Asians
6. The tone of the article related to Kpop remains the sameㅋㅋㅋ
7. It’s true that Kpop idol culture is very bizarre. But why mention Jungkook’s privacy, Jonghyun’s story and military service. Are journalists crazy?
8. It’s crazy to mention SHINee
9. It’s best for fans not to protest and just treat it like normal articles… By the way, this is a magazine that costs a lot of money to advertise for Grammy, so fans should help BTS as much as possible.
10. This magazine is a long-standing and famous magazine, it’s a magazine for actors going to Oscar. So I really don’t understand why they wrote such an article about BTS…
11. They are just stupid racists.
13. It’s just Western media looking into K-pop… BTS helps K-Pop easily penetrate the US music market. But the articles of Western media writing about Kpop are like that. Most Westerners think that Kpop is just a strange culture