“Patriotism our history liberation Korea"

BTS singer Jinmin has been slammed for wearing a shirt sporting the US’ atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

As reported by Sora News 24, Kpop singer and BTS member Jinmin has been criticise for wearing a shirt commemorating the 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.