Winner Disturbs Fans With Racial Clothing Group Apologizes To International Fans

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WINNER Disturbs Fans With Racial Clothing + Group Apologizes To International Fans
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WINNER Disturbs Fans With Racial Clothing + Group Apologizes To International Fans

On September 13th, the photo shown above was uploaded to the official Instagram of hit boy group WINNER. In the photo, members Kim Jin Woo and Song Min Ho were seen cruising together but the casual photo became quite the controversial topic due to Kim Jin Woo's choice of fashion.

The controversial outfit included a Confederate flag design on the top right side of his chest - the flag is known as a representation of racism and negative Southern views in the states. According to reports, international fans expressed disappointment and disbelief at Kim Jin Woo for wearing the controversial symbol of segregation and racismand demanded the photo to be deleted off of their account.

KARD Talks About How Quickly Their Group Was Put Together And Being Moved By International Fans
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KARD Talks About How Quickly Their Group Was Put Together And Being Moved By International Fans

KARD recently appeared on SBS LoveFMs Yoon Hyung Bin and Yang Se Hyungs Two Man Show and talked about how their group was put together, international fans, and more advantages of being a co-ed group.

The group will be taking on the second leg of their WILD KARD 2017 tour in America in just a few months following a passionate response to the first part of their tour earlier this year.

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When asked if they sing their songs in English or Korean on these tours, Jiwoo responded, We sing our songs in Korean. Our [international] fans follow along and sing in Korean as well. Even if the song has an English version, our international fans like when we sing the Korean versions more, which is really touching.

WINNER's Kim Jin Woo shocks international fans by wearing a shirt with the confederate flag
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WINNER's Kim Jin Woo shocks international fans by wearing a shirt with the confederate flag

Kim Jin Woo of WINNERis concerning fans with his controversial outfit.

On September 13, a photo of Kim Jin Woo and Song Min Howas shared on WINNER's official Instagram account. In the image, Kim Jin Woo is captured wearing a t-shirt with the confederate flag design on the upper right chest.

Many international fans expressed shock at Kim Jin Woo for wearing the controversial symbol of segregation and racismand demanded the photo to be deleted.

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International fans demand apology from SBS for Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit
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International fans demand apology from SBS for Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit

SBS comedy show 'People Searching For Laughter' has upset many international fans for allowing blackface during a skit.

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On the April 19 broadcast, comedian Hong Hyun Hee took part in a comedy skit. She played the daughter of the family who's an aspired comedian.

Hong Hyun Hee appears on stage with comical makeup with braids, exaggerated lipstick, and dark skin. Many international fans have pointed out that her makeup is racist blackface. Additionally, people feel there is cultural appropriation since she wore a Native American headdress as well.

BTS Fans Outraged at Universal Music Group Due To Alleged Unfair Copyright Claims
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BTS Fans Outraged at Universal Music Group Due To Alleged Unfair Copyright Claims

BTS fans have taken out their outrage with Universal Music Group to Twitter with the hashtag #UMGDontTouchBTS.

BTS signed with Def Jam Records, (a subsidiary of Universal Music Group) for their overseas Japanese activities.

The record label, however, started to block and remove the videos that were affiliated with BTS’s Blood, Sweat, and Tears, claiming the legal rights to parodies, lyric videos, reaction videos, and more.