After German radio host Matthias Matuschik provoked anger by comparing the K-pop band BTS with the new coronavirus, Halsey made a speech.
The 26-year-old pop star attacked Matuschik in a statement posted to her Instagram story on Friday.
After co-writing with them and performing in their 2019 single Boy With Luv, she has a personal connection with the popular Korean male band.
Stand up for friends: 26-year-old Halsey defended the K-pop band BTS in an Instagram statement on Friday, after German radio host Matthias Matuschik (Matthias Matuschik) ) Compared it to the coronavirus.Seen in Los Angeles in January 2020
Halsey wrote in the statement that Matuschik’s comments shocked her, and she described it as an example of “racism and xenophobia.”
She began to say: “I was shocked to read Matthias Matuschik’s comments.”
Racism and xenophobia cannot be disguised as “air humor” lightly. In an era of hate speech and violence against Asian communities, this is unreasonable and disgusting speech. She said that this is unacceptable.
I wish to apologize to BTS and Asian communities around the world.
Harsh language: Halsey wrote in the statement that Matuschik’s comments made her “shocked” and she described it as an example of “racism and xenophobia.”
Collaborators: Halsey appeared on the 2019 song Boy With Luv BTS of the stage and the video, she sings and sings on it; Halsey (Halsey) in 2019 Bangtan Boys in Las Vegas (BTS) show
Matuschik came under fire in a comment on the Bavarian radio station Bayern 3 on Wednesday.
According to the Associated Press, after recording the Coldplay song Fix You for the BTS, he called it “blasphemous” and then called the band “some virus with some feet, and hopefully there will be a vaccine soon.”
Immediately after his statement tried to downplay this comment, it did not lessen the effect of appeasing BTS fans.
He continued: “I don’t know anything about South Korea. You can’t accuse me of xenophobia just because this boy group is from South Korea.” “I have a car from South Korea. The coolest car around me.
He also joked that the singing group would “vacate in North Korea for the next 20 years” as punishment for their cover song.
Offensive: According to the Associated Press, after playing a cover of the BTS’ Coldplay song Fix You, he called it “blasphemous” and said that the band was “some credible viruses, and hopefully it will also There will be a vaccine soon”.
Violence: When the host made the above comment, there were reports that there were reports of anti-Asian hate crimes all over the United States, especially in major cities with well-established Asian communities such as San Francisco and New York.BTS seen on the “Tonight Show” in October
Matuschik’s comments were immediately condemned by the band fans.
According to the report, there are reports of anti-Asian hate crimes all over the United States, especially in major cities with well-established Asian communities such as San Francisco and New York.
It is believed that some of the violence is related to the conspiracy theory about the new coronavirus, which was first discovered in Wuhan, China.
In addition to appearing in the Boy With Luv video, Halsey has also joined BTS in multiple live performances, including at the Paris concert at the 2019 Las Vegas Billboard Music Awards.
Last year, BTS became the fastest band with five albums on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States since the Beatles released their fifth album Be in November 2020.
Baby on board: At the same time, Halsey has been keeping a low profile recently after announcing that he is looking forward to the first child with her boyfriend screenwriter Alev Aydin.Seen in Miami Beach in February 2020
Meanwhile, Halsey has been keeping a low profile recently after announcing that he is looking forward to her first child with her boyfriend screenwriter Alev Aydin.
Last week, none of my singers made public about how pregnancy changed her perception of gender and her body.
“I thought pregnancy would give me a strong, dualistic feeling about “femininity”, but in fact, it completely brought my view of gender to a level,” she said in a photo showing her growing belly Subtitles have been added.
“My sensitivity to the body makes me understand human nature very well, nothing more. Do an amazing thing. And it’s great. I hope this feeling continues.
New perspective: Last week, the singer “Without Me” publicly talked about how pregnancy has changed her sense of gender and her body