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.

Pictures under cut.Collapse )

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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velveteenkitten 12th-Jan-2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I cannot.

I'm out.
burqaswag 12th-Jan-2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
really gross
deftbones 12th-Jan-2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
its nice that they took the pics down but i think that just kinda solidifies the fact that they knew it was iffy to post but did it anyway

bighit better go into damage control mode quick
viakyusu 12th-Jan-2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
Bighit wtf is this...like I assume people would know taking pictures (posing and shit) is disrespectful at memorials but I put too much faith in people. No one in Bighit or even Bangtan (I hate blaming the Idols because the usually have no say anyway...) said, "Hey wait...maybe we shouldn't do this?" Sigh...
RoknRollPumpkin 12th-Jan-2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
How could their management fuck up so tremendously....
imienazwisko 12th-Jan-2015 08:57 pm (UTC)

back in the day kids at my school almost got expelled for talking pics under 'arbeit macht frei' gate in auschwitz...
who okayed this? don't they learn history in school?
bye felicia, they were overrated anyways

swhyeon1991 12th-Jan-2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
Mess. I really hope they'd remove this shoot from the photobook.
Kinda glad that they "teased" this so that they get the backlash earlier thus giving them time to edit out the pics. Assuming that they will obviously :/
kaninasan 12th-Jan-2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
wtf????

this is disgusting
bomsnose 12th-Jan-2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
the neonazi concept of fritz (give me a break with the pritz romanization) was a bit more upsetting for me, i mean bts doesn't bring up nazi imagery... but this is disgusting, too. i'm wondering what could be worse. maybe if they put on armbands and pose in the same place, that would be worse.
in addition to all the above, i'm also pretty sure they didn't get a permit. it's clearly stated nearby that you have to get a permit for photoshoots.
justkyhdding 13th-Jan-2015 07:47 am (UTC)
there is that shoot with rapmon wearing headgear with the nazi insignia on it... I was actually thinking when I saw this news "oh they're continuing with the Nazi theme"

Edited at 2015-01-13 07:49 am (UTC)
hitsujiga 12th-Jan-2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
....why.

(apart from that..they are in berlin right now or...?)
swhyeon1991 12th-Jan-2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
Judging from their hair I think this was at the beginning of Danger promo which was quite a while ago. Idk I might be wrong though.
aki_san 12th-Jan-2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid that the full version of this teaser that just came out is going to be them doing another photoshoot challenge like the one they did in Thailand since it's the same styling as these pics:



Edited at 2015-01-12 09:26 pm (UTC)
miwa201 12th-Jan-2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
this is so disgusting
love_allure 12th-Jan-2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
had no clue who they were before but they seem like real dumbasses. great job idiots. 👏
thariamon 12th-Jan-2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
BigHit you were doing OK... *sigh*
pikapika217 12th-Jan-2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
WHO THE FUCK THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!

Holy crap, is this one gigantic mess of insensitivity! Where or not 'oppa' meant it doesn't excuse how wrong this was and I'm hoping some sort've apology is issued pronto. Not that it'll clear this blemish but if they at least show some remourse & having learned why shooting there was such a glaringly bad decision then at least one positive could come from this disaster.
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