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Fans Are Enraged Over This BTS 'Copy Cat' Group In Japan

By Sumi | June 06, 2018 09:35 PM EDT


While J-Pop and K-Pop are two completely different spectrums, K-Pop fans and ARMY have recently expressed their anger towards the new Japanese boy band Ballistik Boys for imitating international sensation BTS' style and more.

While many are already stating that these comments are coming from only sasaeng fans, who are dramatizing the situation, the comments get a little ugly. From things like "They are the fake BTS," to "These Japanese boys will never have global fame like BTS," ARMYs let Ballistik Boys have it and share their critical mindsets.

The fans continued to point out the rather ... uncanny similarities saying that the group has 7 members, just like BTS, and even went for a hip-hop style and copied many teaser images for their debut album that are similar to BTS' "DNA" release. Many international fans feel that it is a reach and that ARMY are looking for any reason to ridicule the band. However, some argue that with BTS' ever-rising popularity that many groups will copy them and try to ride the coattails of their fame. You can even watch a video that is alleged "proof" of what the fans mentioned above.

What do you think of this new Japanese boy band? Original style or total copycats? Leave a comment.

Tagged :  BTS, Japan, Ballistik Boys


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