Matuschik then recommended that BTS “vacate in North Korea in the next 20 years” to provide a “Fix You” protective cover.
In response Associated PressThe radio station stated that Matuschik expressed his views with irony, exaggeration and excitement. His words were too excessive and hurt the feelings of BTS fans. However, he-he assured us-in any case, he just wanted to express his dissatisfaction with the aforementioned cover. “
Bayern 3 said: “This has not changed many people who think his remarks are hurtful or racist. We have done our best to apologize for this. We will work with Matthias and his team to deal with this in detail again in 2000. Next A few days.”
In addition to angering BTS ARMY, several music industry peers also condemned Matuschik’s remarks on social media.
Halsey wrote in a note on his Instagram Stories on Friday night (February 26): “I am very happy to read Matthias Matuschik’s comment. ,” “Racism and xenophobia cannot be disguised as “humor” lightly. In an era of hate speech and violence against Asian communities, this is irresponsible and disgusting. This is unacceptable. I wish to apologize to BTS and Asian communities around the world.”
“The way the radio host Matthias Matuschik talks about hatred and racism is absolutely unacceptable, let alone to my brothers,” Steve Okee Aoki) tweeted on Saturday (February 27). “Together with @bts_BigHit, I condemn any form of hatred and stop this prejudice wherever possible. We must stand together. Spread love instead of hatred.”
Zara Larsson said on Twitter: “I just heard the short video of the radio host.” “First, you mentioned the second BTS. The second step, the Army doesn’t Play like that. I hope you never sleep peacefully again, because you know that you ruined your career because of racism. I stand with my friends.”
She added: “This is a bigger problem than a racist radio host talking about BTS. This is about racism against Asians and xenophobia. We must speak up. This is the minimum requirement. People like him show that his words have consequences.
Lauf wrote on Twitter: “Standing next to my @bts_bighit brother, everyone is constantly being hurt by racist comments, just like we heard on Bayern 3.” No one has to endure this, we You must stand together and stop it.
The BTS (BTS) recently unveiled their “Fix You” cover in a performance. MTV unplug, Coldplay calls it “beautiful.”