However, some netizens were not having any of it, with ignorant people spouting racist views:
One user, who has since deleted her Twitter account, said she couldn’t understand what the group was saying when they accepted their award.
But band member Rap Monster, who spoke on behalf of BTS, spoke in English for the majority of his speech, saying: “We still cannot believe that we’re standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards.“
The BTS “Army” also clapped back with receipts, explaining why the group’s win is such a huge and historic moment for Asian representation:
yea this is why we need asian representation here, people aren’t used to seeing talented asians succeed in the music industry pic.twitter.com/raEUAzZHHO