Comments made by K-pop supergroup BTS about the Korean war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans. Photo: Handout Comments made by K-pop supergroup BTS about the Korean war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans. Photo: Handout
Comments made by K-pop supergroup BTS about the Korean war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans. Photo: Handout

What internet users in China taking offence at BTS’ Korean war comments says about the political climate there

  • BTS leader RM’s remarks about the war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans
  • Observers say the reaction online reveals something about the political climate in China today, while noting the Chinese government sought to play down the row

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Comments made by K-pop supergroup BTS about the Korean war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans. Photo: Handout Comments made by K-pop supergroup BTS about the Korean war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans. Photo: Handout
Comments made by K-pop supergroup BTS about the Korean war, which pitted South Korean and US forces against those from North Korea and China, angered some Chinese fans. Photo: Handout
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