BTS's Appearance On Japanese Show "Music Station" Postponed

TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt

TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt

"Music Station" stated on its official website, "A specific T-shirt worn by a BTS member caused a controversy, which was reported by media".

The broadcaster was scheduled to feature the internationally popular seven-man group on its live show "Music Station" on the evening of November 9.

"We have made a decision to cancel BTS' November 9 appearance, which was previously previewed on November 2".

Universal Music said it will continue to support BTS but confirmed their appearance on the live music show Music Station was cancelled.

BTS has said in a statement over the the row: "We apologise for disappointing fans who were looking forward to this".

The top reads: "Patriotism OurHistory Liberation Korea", and features a photo of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima and another picture of the Korean people celebrating their Independence Day on 15 August 1945.

However, not all netizens are supporting the above claims, as some argued, "BTS's issue has nothing to do with IZ*ONE, don't try to make up these kinds of connections", "Keep BTS and IZ*ONE separate", "It's true that BTS getting cancelled sucks but it's not like it's IZ*ONE's fault", and such.

The shirt is still available for purchase online.

During the Second World War in 1945, two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - the first and only time atomic bombs were used in a war. Japan ruled the Korean Peninsula from 1910 until the end of Asia's involvement in World War II, which was brought about when Japan surrendered following the USA's use of two atomic bombs.

The T-shirt in question is one worn by BTS member Jimin, which started a commotion on the Japanese Internet last month.

BTS members gave a speech to youths of the world in September asking them to, "Love yourself", at a UNICEF meeting at United Nations headquarters in NY, which became a hot campaign.

Tokyo reacted furiously in October after South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese steel giant to compensate victims of wartime forced labour programmes.

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