3:10 pm - 01/12/2015

Bangtan (BTS) release teaser pictures taken in The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin



BTS posted teaser photos on Twitter recently, which is great! But, uh, then people recognized the location as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

So … yeah that’s a bad idea. Like horrible. Pictures is one thing, but a fucking photoshoot, apparently for a photobook? Come on.

Anyway, after being inundated with tweets, BTS’s official Twitter finally took the pics down (which is why I don’t have all of them), but it’s a bit late for that anyway.

I trust I don’t have to explain the problem to oppa apologists here.

OP UPDATE:

A spokesperson of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe had previously commented on a similar situation:

"We only give permission to projects that have a connection to the memorial, the Holocaust or some aspect of commemoration."

This raised concern amoung fans that BigHit either didn't attempt to get permission or were denied and followed suit anyway.

It's also been noted by some that Rapmon had previously worn a hat that bears Nazi symbols (swastika, eagle, and skull). Specifically, the insignia of the SS, who were responsible for running the concentration camps all over Europe.

BigHit has yet to release an official statement.







Source: AsianJunkie, Jezebel

This is disgusting. No words.

I don't really like linking AsianJunkie since their "articles" are not really "articles" but it's the only one I could find that isn't Allkpop.
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benihime99 12th-Jan-2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
How did they get the authorization to have a photoshoot there ?
staygame 12th-Jan-2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
if the photoshoot was like their thailand dvd one, i am assuming they didn't.
bauci 12th-Jan-2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, so they came to Europe to make a clear statement that they don't care about Europe nor it's history. Cool suits. So hot, the posing. What an epic way for a management to screw up.
ironicmustache 12th-Jan-2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
i wonder if they'll be removing them from the actual photobook, too ...
torontok 12th-Jan-2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
Ive read differing opinions on this but overall i personally find it questionable.
Im not surprised intl ARMY went into full oppa didnt mean it mode.Theyve defended rapmons black english,n word, the teardrop tattoos,AHL's kidnapping bit.not surprised about this at all.
swhyeon1991 12th-Jan-2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
Im not surprised intl ARMY went into full oppa didnt mean it mode.
Even the ones who are tweeting to them/BigHit asking to remove it they're doing it to "protect Bangtan/BigHit from hate" I mean like.....
hongaerin 12th-Jan-2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I never got interested in them. And I never will be.
boxcuttergirl 12th-Jan-2015 09:20 pm (UTC)
mte
tempestdance 12th-Jan-2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh physically cringing.
this is equivalent of that nude photoshoot lee seung yeon did with the comfort women concept.
ohhhhhhh this is just gross. and the thing is since these are irrelevant nugus i doubt koreans aside from bangtan fans will give any shit.
bloods_rose 14th-Jan-2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
I just looked up that photoshoot. Thats horrible. I'm glad the pictures were burned in the end.

I doubt there will be a big backlash over this, even though as you say it is similiarly disrespectful.
bauci 12th-Jan-2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
And I know it's IMPOSSIBLE for them to have a knowledge of the huge massacres that went on in Europe ("...ice") but I would have a fucking question about posing sexshe among stones commemorating dead people.

but that's my thought, i'm sure they looked sharp and in no way responsible, because they don't think
benihime99 12th-Jan-2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
How is it "IMPOSSIBLE" for them to know? Isn't WWII taught in school pretty much everywhere?
impossible seems like an exaggeration
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kittyboo17 12th-Jan-2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
what in the frigging hell is this?! is the person who came up with this stupid?! this just feels like a slap in the face, no respect at all
scheisse 12th-Jan-2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe like with iKon's Bobby and not showering, BTS feels disrespecting memorials is what hip hop is all about?
imienazwisko 12th-Jan-2015 09:03 pm (UTC)

well that hardly can compare
imho bobby offending other people smelling senes is on par with stuff like kangnam not greeting seniors, not doing a photoshoot in a place that is supposed to commemorate mass murder

cooliosa 12th-Jan-2015 08:41 pm (UTC)
first b1a4 and now this yikesss
modestgoddess79 12th-Jan-2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
What happened with b1a4?
kanbinayume 12th-Jan-2015 08:41 pm (UTC)
wow really?? who approved this...
babyonions 12th-Jan-2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
While I'm freaking disappointed in Bangtan, I'm angry with Bangtan fans bc the amount of bs I read today.... yikes
Dead people are so ~chic
luvikakulubnika 12th-Jan-2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
I've been there for a class trip once, and people take pictures there all the time, but this ...For a pictorial/photobook this is really really tasteless and I honestly don't think that they didn't know what place this was, since, when I remember correctly there are signs (in english toi I think).
scheisse 12th-Jan-2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
and rap monster speaks english so no one can be like, "they don't speak english".

Edited at 2015-01-12 08:45 pm (UTC)
lily_of_west 12th-Jan-2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
Damn.....I did get kinda turned off of them due to Suga's messy ass but c'mon....how doesn't their management know about this. If anyone came into my country and made a photoshoot at the Potočari memorial, I'd be furious. It's disrespectful af. I can't really directly blame the boys but even they should have been smarter. There are signs there saying what the place exactly was.....smh
hitsujiga 12th-Jan-2015 09:04 pm (UTC)
wait what did suga do? 8/
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jrt131n 12th-Jan-2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

What in the hell were they thinking?? Like really?? This is the most disrespectful thing I have ever seen. I have never understood what the point of shooting pictures in a graveyard. Its just horrible. This was a horrible idea from the company.

Can ya'll image if someone did this to something that was very important to Koreans, like on the same level. I'm sure they would be spiting fire.

They should redo the whole teaser pictures at an area that isn't a graveyard.

Edited at 2015-01-12 08:55 pm (UTC)
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