NCT 127, part of the K-pop band NCT based in Seoul, recently appeared in a morning show in North America where the host repeatedly compared them to BTS and commented on a member’s English.
During the live broadcast of their guest appearance on “KTLA 5 Morning Show,” the host continued to mention BTS multiple times and asked NCT 127 if they could be the next big thing after the Bangtan Boys.
there was no reason to say that, BTS is BTS and NCT is NCT, NCT have their own image just praise them without bringing the “next BTS” line into the mixpic.twitter.com/4pQli9P3vB
— ɛɗɳɑ witɦ ʆuѵ |nsfr (@bunniejoonie) May 15, 2019
“When you see what has happened to BTS who was also here, what do you think of that?” the host asked the group.
Mark, whose full name is Mark Lee, clarified that BTS has their own thing and NCT 127 has their own. “What they did, we have a lot of respect for but we’re very excited for what we have to bring to the world,” he said.
Mark Lee ending possible fanwars w/ a very remarkable answer
here’s the thing: bts will always be the only bts and nct will always be the only nct and the same goes to other grps. all grps offer diff styles and concepts and carry themselves their own wayspic.twitter.com/xsmSlxZpdx
— p (@haemjjitokki) May 15, 2019
Being compared to BTS is not the only cringe-worthy moment that happened to NCT 127 during their guesting on the show. The host even went on to compliment Johnny’s English, saying, “By the way, your English is phenomenal!”
host: by the way your english is phenomenal!
johnny: well yeah im from chicago
mans is fed up pic.twitter.com/QgoaZb8bLF
— elise (@okayelise) May 15, 2019
But instead of replying in the microphone, Johnny removed it from his mouth and mouthed, “well yeah, I’m from Chicago,” which made Mark reply with a laughing clip, All Kpop reported.
NCT 127’s fans were clearly not amused by what happened to the group during their guesting. Here’s what some of them wrote on Twitter:
I’m gagging they really don’t get it
— home enthusiast (@blubbiesalts) May 15, 2019
They looked so happy before but after that line
— Sarah Jyun (@JyunSarah) May 15, 2019
I honestly wish people ie white media would stop comparing groups. They each have their own charm. This is disrespectful.
— 배 – HOME (@Mochis_Bae) May 15, 2019
the locals continue to disappoint me
— britt misses BTS ♡ (@brittwluv) May 15, 2019
oh god no did he really just said that nooo
— sofia (@jung1hoseok1) May 15, 2019
Both groups are different and amazing in their own ways, therefore they shouldn’t be compared. Sadly American interviewers don’t understand that
— 태: (@yurlovev) May 15, 2019
They ain’t the “next bts” they don’t want to be the “next bts”. They are there own groups, with their own agendas, spreading their own message and their own music. The fact that they and bts sing in the same language and are from the same country is really the only similarity
— ˢᵉˡᶠ ᶜᵃʳᵉ ᵇᵒᵗ ✨ (@poutyvmingi) May 15, 2019
2 diff groups. Both have their own goals & ambitions, so please comparing ’em. NCT will be THE NCT of their own. And BTS, they’re not the next ‘Beatles’ of back then, they’re the BTS of now. Both amazing groups; Respect ’em for who they are, not who you think they’ll be. pic.twitter.com/aXipoFCNdV
— Nico (@SarcasticNico) May 15, 2019