Fans of BTS in South Korea and around the world have expressed their displeasure, accusing President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol of attempting to exploit the worldwide successful group’s stars to boost his popularity. BTS might be scheduled to play at the inauguration event next month, according to his transition staff.
Many BTS fans and ordinary people (over 1800 entries) condemned the transition committee’s website for combining pop and country politics. One person stated flatly, “Please don’t utilize BTS for political gain. They don’t exist to help you get more acceptance. They are artists from all around the world who promote Korean culture.”
However, according to recent reports, BTS will not perform during President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol’s presidential election. Park Joo Sun, Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, stated during a press conference on Monday, April 11, that “Please don’t get the wrong idea about what’s going on. The 20th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place on May 10, is a state-sponsored event. This isn’t a political gathering. It’s also not a cultural event. In that sense, I do not believe that discussing current events will be acceptable.”
“Currently, BTS is playing in Las Vegas. I am pleased to be a Korean citizen after hearing on the news that tickets for their performances have already sold out and that Las Vegas has become a hotbed of excitement “Park Joo Sun went on to say more, as reported by Soompi. He asserts that “BTS is without a doubt a cultural asset that Korea is proud of. As a result, it is true that the Presidential Inaugural Committee considered a number of options, including BTS’s performance at the presidential inauguration, which is the most prestigious and significant event carried out by law.”
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and his staff are likely to have made this choice as a result of harsh social media remarks and tweets. Since its inception on Wednesday, a second online petition with the presidential Blue House has gathered over 6,000 signatures, according to Bangkok Post. The hashtag #NoBTSforInauguration has gotten a lot of attention in response to their prior decision to invite BTS to the inaugural event.
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