K-pop stans are furious after ABC7 included the wrong boy group in its coverage of BTS for the American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday.
The still: In a short clip posted to TikTok, user @nicole_tiktoks pointed out the blunder and called it racist.
K-pop group BTS’ exhilarating AMA 2017 performance made history as the group earned a spot at the Guinness World Record 2018 book. The official Twitter account of Guinness World Records personally acknowledged BTS’ massive success by congratulating the South Korean band for delivering such a “stellar performance.”
BTS will be holding the title of having the world’s most Twitter engagements for a music group, according to Allkpop. The tremendous positive reception that the BTS AMA 2017 performance garnered shows that the K-pop group is taking the music scene on an international scale.
I can’t remember an instance where I’d willingly watched the AMAs, and sitting through most of the performances this time around only served as a reminder as to why. Nick Jonas was groped by ghost hands as he sang while Selena Gomez sleep-walked through her bit. Even former One Direction member, Niall Horan, couldn’t command the room, his snore-inducing act being completely forgettable. Still, there were some musical numbers that didn’t disappoint, such as the Imagine Dragons and Khalid collaboration and P!NK‘s Cirque-du-Soleil-esque routine.
Linkin Park has won the favorite alternative rock artist award at the recent 2017 America Music Awards in Los Angeles and paid tribute to frontman Chester Bennington. Three members of the band were there to accept the award: co-founder and singer Mike Shinoda, drummer Rob Bourdon, and Guitarist Brad Delson.
Had an epic Instagram Story tonight—almost dodged security and made it through the show. Oh well. More importantly, thank you to the fans for this award. We love you too. #MakeChesterProud #TwoDudesWithNoSocialMedia @amas #amas2017