BTS will be making their comeback in the last week of May.
BTS previously announced that they would be making a comeback in May, and according to multiple officials on April 13, the group has entered the final stages of their album preparations aiming to make a comeback in the last week of May. It is also likely that their comeback would fall on the last Friday in May.
Joy News 24 spoke with a representative of BTS's agency, Big Hit Music, "The artist's comeback schedule will be announced after being confirmed."
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BTS's "Dynamite" Music Video Surpasses 1 Billion Views
On April 12, BTS reaches another milestone with their all-english song "Dynamite" surpassing 1 billion views on Youtube.
Recently, BTS fans - ARMY had been trending the hashtag #DynamiteTo1B on various social media platforms to get the music video to reach 1 billion views and reach another milestone for the group. And after just a few days, ARMY was able to surpass the mark for the music video.
With "Dynamite" surpassing a billion views, that makes it BTS's third music video to do so after "DNA" and "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey, released in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
In addition to surpassing a billion views, "Dynamite" also garnered 26 million more likes and more than 14.6 million comments and interactions in the same time it took to reach the amount of views.
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"Mi Barrio," Chilean TV Show Under Fire for Racist Parody of BTS
On April 11, a Chilean TV show called "Mi Barrio" has come under fire for airing a performance that shows a racist parody of BTS.
In the "parody", the cast was wearing similar outfits to BTS's "DNA" era, while their hair was from the "Boy With Luv" era.
During the skit, the cast was acting out an interview during a late-night show. However, when they were asked to introduce themselves, they started saying their names were "Kim Jung One," which is similar sounding to Kim Jong Un, "Kim Jung Two," "Kim Jung Three," "Kim Jung Four," and then "Juan Carlos."
When they were asked to "speak Korean," one of the cast members spoke in Chinese and said he got the vaccine.
The so-called parody angered many fans worldwide for its racist undertones, with many wondering how they considered the skit to be comedy and how they can be so proud of airing such performance.
Fans began trending the hashtag "#RacistIsNotComedy" along with the hashtag "#StopAsianHate", and have demanded both an explanation and an apology for the racist peformance.
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Written by Robyn Joan