A conservative politician in Florida is making headlines after claiming K-pop is “foreign propaganda” and that the meaning of BTS is “Big Time Socialists.”
K.W. Miller, who is running for Congress in Florida, tweeted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC), who serves as the representative for New York’s 14th District, conspired with “KPOP agents” to sabotage Trump’s rally
, according to AllKpop
Miller accused Ocasio-Cortez of “conspiring with Koreans such as Junkook and BTS,”
which he claimed stands for “Big Time Socialists.” The name of the seven-member Korean boy band means “Bangtan Sonyeondan” or “Bulletproof Boy Scouts.” In 2017, the meaning was extended to the backronym for Beyond The Scene, as reported by Seventeen Magazine
The Florida politician received quite the attention online for his claims.
Director and producer Robby Starbuck asked if Miller was trolling or if he was serious.
But his replies seem to suggest the latter.
One Twitter user even suggested medical help.
He has fired several conspiracy theories before, including saying singer Beyoncé Knowles is Italian and not Black.
Miller formed his campaign as early as April, but he has not reported any money raised yet to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), TC Palm
reported. A crowdfunding campaign through GoFundMe was also launched, which only raised $795 out of its $500,000 goal.
Instead of defending his previous claims as factual, Miller called them “bait”. He also called the attention he received from his message as a “teaching moment.”
“Sometimes I have to throw some meat into the lion’s den to get everybody’s attention,” he said. “And that’s what we did.”
Without presenting any evidence, Miller said the entertainment industry is corrupting “at-risk youth in the inner-city” to “believe that we’re a racist nation.”
“What this is all about is these are all false narratives,” he said. “We are not a racist nation. But the entertainment industry and the entertainers specifically are being used by the globalists and the leftist to peddle a false narrative.”