“Patriotism our history liberation Korea"
BTS singer Jinmin has been slammed for wearing a shirt sporting the US’ atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
A photo of Jinmin wearing the controversial shirt was taken on 15 August 2017, the National Liberation Day of Korea. The date marks Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, which returned Korea to independence from being a Japanese colony.
At the back of Jinmin’s shirt, the words “Patriotism our history liberation Korea” are printed numerous times.
The most controversial aspect of his shirt is an image of the mushroom cloud created by the atomic bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. 70,000 civilians were killed.
Japanese internet users have shared the image on social media, expressing their disapproval. Some Korean online commenters supported the Kpop star and his shirt but others were disappointed by his political stance.
In other news, the BTS members were recently featured on the international cover of TIME Magazine.
【すごいファン・サービスだね（棒】防弾少年団が日本のファンのことをどう思っているのかが、よく分かる行為だよね。https://t.co/8tLKYA2O1t 韓国アイドル・防弾少年団メンバーが8月15日に着ていた「原爆のきのこ雲Tシャツ」が物議 ネット「わざわざ８月１５日に着てるからな・・」
— 遠子先輩 (@murrhauser) 16 October 2018