When the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) created this visual for the show’s segment of “introducing the visionaries of 2020“…
… they accidentally failed to include member Jin under the group photo used for BTS.
When ARMYs noticed the six-membered photo…
… they grew furious.
- “What is so hard about the number seven????? I can’t believe this is the standard at which an award ceremony holds itself.”
- “God, these idiots at the broadcasting studio though… It’s not like having seven members is a lot either.”
- “Asian music award, my a*s. If you can’t even count… How are you about to represent Asia? Don’t kid yourselves.”
- “PLEASE LEARN HOW TO COUNT TO SEVEN, GEEZ.”
- “For f*ck’s sake, will I ever be able to go a year without hearing about them leaving some member out of something?”
One ARMY pointed out, “There must have been a chance to fix the issue before letting it air that way” — considering how the edited version seems to be based on this group photo.
It looks like they edited the group photo to squeeze it into that narrow spot… That means they worked with the original photo which shows seven members. So I really don’t understand why they thought it is okay to proceed with including only six.
As ARMYs point out this is not the first time MAMA left Jin out of the group…
In the main VCR for MAMA 2019, Jin was the only member missing from the final close-up shots of each member. With the release of Memories of 2019 DVD, we now have confirmation that Jin had indeed filmed extensively for the VCR yet his footage was excluded from the final cut. pic.twitter.com/HwaqCLOB0f
— Jin Charts (@JinChartData) August 14, 2020
… they began trending “BTS IS 7” on Twitter, “reminding MAMA that BTS has seven members“. ARMYs continue to demand an apology from Mnet for “making the same mistake yet again“…
— Muskan⁷ (@Muskan09396625) December 6, 2020
… all the while giving the trending phrase more meaning, to celebrate the group’s sweepstake victories at MAMA — including the actually-missing member Suga attending in spirit.
No I just love LOVE how Yoongi gets included every chance & in every way possible despite the fact he can't be there with the other members too.. this phonecall, the group hugs, the performance with the hologram…BTS is 7. https://t.co/f5q0uDbLLY
— d.⁷ (@badbyeuphoria) December 6, 2020
Mnet is yet to respond to the growing frustration.