BTS‘s ARMY is “apologizing” to fellow K-Pop fandoms with the top trending hashtag #ARMY_Apologize.
When it comes to voting, music charts, and streaming records, K-Pop fans can be extremely competitive. After all, these are some of the top ways they can directly help their faves rise in popularity and sales to achieve greater success.
Although there’s nothing wrong with a little healthy rivalry, a minority of fans do cross the line now and then. Recently, ARMY received heat from other fandoms after some of their own allegedly sent death threats to the competition.
Many ARMYs have sincerely apologized for this inappropriate behavior, as it reflects poorly on the majority of BTS fans and, by association, BTS.
This is getting really annoying so I’ll say this, then go back 2 sleep. I don’t care what happened. I seriously don’t. If you want ppl to apologize, then collectively as the Kpop community we need to apologize to each other 💯. Death threats are never okay, &+
— 🌻HOPE WORLD⁷ CITZEN.🏳️🌈 (@BANGTEEZ____) August 4, 2020
If yall think death threats is okay, then you're seriously messed up. like very seriously messed up. if you think telling those boys to disband and insulting them is okay, YOU ARE HORRIBLE. Yall got the dumbest excuses for everything. #ARMY_apologize
— ~ 𝓒𝓸𝓻𝓲 𓅫⁷ ᶠᵒʳ ⁷🚛🚛¹²⁷💚¹³ ~ (@FanGirlBibleG7) August 4, 2020
Other ARMYs, however, are tired of their entire fandom being blamed for the minority’s misdeeds. Rather than apologizing for the ARMYs who should apologize for their own behavior, these ARMYs are hijacking the #ARMY_apologize hashtag to apologize “for being the best and most powerful fandom in the world”.
Sorry for all those haters out there for being the greatest fandom of all time. Dont worry loves, yall can stay at your app and we can also stay at the charts. 🥴🤪 #ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/JhrqA3uht2
— a⁷ 🧨 8/21 (@bngtnwrldluvs) August 4, 2020
I am soo sorry as an army, i am soo sorry we are soo powerful, i am soo sorry that yall couldn't trend the hastag and that armys had to trend it for u and this is my apology pic.twitter.com/FojzBd3Z95
— a_kim_taehyung's_wife⁷ (@Samihamosharre1) August 4, 2020
Some of these fans are specifically “apologizing” for not tolerating cheating and chart manipulation, stating that they are helping BTS honestly.
As an ARMY, I would like to apologize for BTS.
I am very sorry that Kim Seokjin had the audacity to call out those who use Sajaegi to manipulate the charts in a selfish attempt to elevate their status. Like how dare he talk like that!#ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/dEYMyBixke
— Ms. Tea (@BLandKPop) August 4, 2020
Sorry if we army don't tolerate Cheating
Sorry if we encourage fair and squaire voting
Most of all Sorry if because you guys couldn't beat Army and BTS you need to beg from other fandoms. huhu I understand why you have no option so you have to "Stay on d app"
— 日没の恋人 (@i2_lourie) August 4, 2020
Yeah we all the Armys sincerely ask apology for being best & loyal fandom who stand against cheating and fraudulent activities. And again forgive us for talking all the trophies and records.
Sorry worldwide 🔥
— _.all_.about_.bts 🔥 (@bangtanianz) August 4, 2020
Meanwhile, some fans from the “19 fandoms” who have been accused of teaming up to take down ARMY and BTS, aren’t happy about being dragged into this “fan war”.
This is dissapointing 19 fandom vs Army.i really dont care about that voting thing, because your idols wont get anything there but all of this toxic fans is really crazy Bts and gfriend is in the same company and got7,exo and bts are friends,stop fanwars #스타플레이_소바_재투표 pic.twitter.com/tIBvCbR8H0
— Dynamite🧨 (@AngelViaMaryBT1) August 3, 2020
All 19 fandoms rn pic.twitter.com/rZE0B5yE3y
— GoatBebe ♡̆̈ : ) 🐐 MONSTA X THE BLUEPRINT ✨ (@CraazyGoat) August 3, 2020
Wait yall. They said that 19 fandoms helped them. But ahgase were minding their business. 19-1 is 18. The spoilers are everywhere 😥😥😥😥 pic.twitter.com/YYrvc6heuX
— S ⁷ ᶠᵒʳ ⁷🌴 (@Wangscookie) August 3, 2020
if u think those 19 fandoms are toxic, girl even if u add it all up no one can surpass how toxic your fandom is.
— yanna 🙂 (@yugydefs) August 3, 2020
Unfortunately, conflict between fandoms is one of the downsides of K-Pop, but as many fans have pointed out, the groups themselves get along, and that’s what really matters!