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.


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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time 12th-Jan-2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
like even if it weren't specifically a holocaust memorial, why would you hold a photoshoot at a place like that in the first place? beyond disrespectful, a mess.
hyungmoney 12th-Jan-2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that's so disgusting. To think I saw fangirls screaming all over tumblr yeaterday about how hot the pictures were :/

misshoa 12th-Jan-2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
they seriously did? oO
misshoa 12th-Jan-2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
BigHit is a mess. How can you have your group doing a photoshoot at that place?

And all those "oppa didn't mean it" fans - we're talking about a memorial to commemorate mass murder... What are they THINKING trying to defend the photoshoot?
amandaplan 12th-Jan-2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
This is so disrespectful.
undeniablysarah 13th-Jan-2015 01:20 am (UTC)
This is probably where they stole the idea from.
winged_monster 12th-Jan-2015 11:30 pm (UTC)
Fans should tweet them to go visit a holocaust memorial next time that has korean language guides and learn about what's going on.
lightframes 12th-Jan-2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
Grossly insensitive.
dot_rose 12th-Jan-2015 11:54 pm (UTC)
... How did this even get pass the PR team?
I googled "Korean Cemetery" just to check and yes they do use headstones to honour the dead.
No one can use the "Oppa didn't know" excuse.

Did they think that since they are in another country; another culture, that it was OKAY?

If this pictorial was made for monetary gains, they better remove it. If the Ent company has morals, they will remove it. The damage has been done and there will be more if they choose to officially publish these pictures.
yukita8d 12th-Jan-2015 11:59 pm (UTC)
This is so disgusting...ugh.
sheisagentleman 13th-Jan-2015 12:30 am (UTC)
this is tacky and disrespectful but if im going to blame someone its the management. wether bts knew what they were doing or not i doubt that their opinion on this wouldve mattered to the photographer and the staff. sighs i just hope these pictures get thrown to the trash or something.

Edited at 2015-01-13 12:31 am (UTC)
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sheisagentleman 13th-Jan-2015 02:27 am (UTC)
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petecarl BigHit PR FYI:13th-Jan-2015 01:17 am (UTC)
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27th, so make sure to apologize before then BigHit. Don't be messy and apologize on that day. It won't be cute, and you'll deserve all the dragging that'll come at you cause of it.

undeniablysarah 13th-Jan-2015 01:21 am (UTC)
This is a mess, disgusting and there should be legal actions against BigHit if they make money off of these photos.
kicking_tenshi 13th-Jan-2015 01:34 am (UTC)
Sigh... who okayed this?
gray_fairy 13th-Jan-2015 02:16 am (UTC)
WTF. This is so damn tasteless. Absolutely no words.
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