A host of a Mexican show is under fire for calling the members of the mega-popular South Korean pop group BTS gay during a May 28 airing of “Farandula 40.”
Host Horacio Villalobos pointed out the group’s attire when they received their award at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.”
According to AllKpop, the host made fun of BTS’s outfits, saying:
“It doesn’t matter if they wear ‘Gucci’ clothes. This ‘Gucci’ collection is a fail.”
“They look like an LGBT group.”
“They are all men?”
“They look like they would work at a gay club.”
After receiving much hate online, Villalobos took to Facebook on Monday to officially apologize to everyone he offended, including the fans of BTS.
“We never intended to offend fans of BTS or anyone in our fashion section of ‘Farandula 40. If we did, we offer you a sincere apology,” he wrote.
Despite the apology, many fans were still furious by the host’s comments.
Why are y’all even accepting this apology? They should be dragged more. Did any of you even see the youtube video? My blood is boiling just thinking about it.
— birds (@birdsyoongi) May 30, 2018
Naaaaah!!! I don’t accept.
Try harder!! pic.twitter.com/tiQ5Cggzjd
— BANGTAN BEAUTY 💧 (@BTSFlowerUK) May 31, 2018
Apology not accepted
— cambré freeman 💜💗💚💙🖤 (@221camy) May 31, 2018
— *** (@blankookid) May 31, 2018
Not intended my ass.. yeah that’s what attention seekers do. Talk bad abt something, make fun abt somthng, then apologize. What an easy lifestyle is that.
— Yuuki (@_minyuuki) May 30, 2018
that’s not gonna make you relevant anyways lmao pic.twitter.com/6DAakLDr6n
— nini (@dark_nini) May 30, 2018
One fan went on to shake things up by saying that the host calling BTS gay was just the tip of the iceberg.
I watched that video and they did more than just call them gay they really went in on BTS as if they had personally wronged them it was so weird to witness. After everything they said its hard to believe the apology is genuine
— Afrofairy96👑💜💫 (@Jadica96) May 31, 2018
Others tried to calm all the hate.
Dear Army…i know its hurt when someone said that to our idols..but atleast they already apologized…i hope u guys just forgive them…cuz they r nothing to do with ur idols…they r not too important to argue with u guys.. remember idols hope for better fans.. – E.L.F
— Biha ❤ONE LUCKY REPLAY💓 (@ioimemberdeul) May 30, 2018
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