BTS: ARMY Calls Out the MTV VMAs for Xenophobia for Not Nominating BTS for Best Quarantine Performance

by Jeremy Spirogis

MTV introduced the nominees for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, and as soon as once more the awards present is being known as out for xenophobia. Last yr, followers accused MTV of making the Best Ok-pop class as a means of conserving the Asian artists from being nominated for the main awards.

Now, MTV is being criticized for conserving the Best Ok-pop class and never nominating the teams within the main classes. In addition to being stored out of the working for a number of the main awards, BTS was not nominated for Best Quarantine Performance regardless of their record-breaking “Bang Bang Con The Live” live performance.

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BTS carried out ‘Bang Bang Con The Live’ in June

After their Map of the Soul Tour was postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BTS placed on “Bang Bang Con The Live.” The digital live performance gave followers the possibility to see a dwell BTS present whereas ready for in-person live shows to be secure to attend.

To view the live performance, followers bought a digital ticket on Weverse, a fan platform created by Big Hit Entertainment. One kind of ticket was for followers with the Global Official Fanclub ARMY Membership and one was for followers with out the membership.

According to a press launch from Big Hit Entertainment, an extra 10,000 followers joined the fanclub earlier than “Bang Bang Con The Live.” The digital live performance reached 756,600 concurrent viewers throughout 107 areas, turning into the most important world viewers for a paid digital live performance.

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During the dwell live performance, BTS carried out previous hits from their discography, gave a preview of their Map of the Soul Tour, and carried out their beloved track “Spring Day.” With the live performance, the Korean band earned the Guinness World Record for the most-viewed live performance livestream of all time.

BTS was nominated for a number of VMAs

For the 2020 MTV VMAs, BTS was nominated for Best Ok-pop, Best Pop, and Best Choreography. Their music video “ON” at present has over 169 million views on YouTube, and the “ON” Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima has over 225 million views. The track reached No. four on the Billboard Hot 100, and their album Map of the Soul: 7 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

While the group was nominated for Best Pop, turning into the first Asian act to take action, they had been shut out of different main classes. The band was not nominated for Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, or Song of the Year.

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Fans known as out the MTV VMAs for xenophobia

While not a serious class, followers discovered it complicated that BTS was not nominated for Best Quarantine Performance. ARMY cited that BTS placed on a full-length live performance and broke a Guinness World Record for a live performance livestream and nonetheless didn’t obtain recognition from MTV.

In 2019, the hashtag #VMAsRacist trended on Twitter after MTV introduced the Best Ok-pop class. For the second yr in a row, ARMY known as out MTV on social media for snubbing BTS and accused the awards present of xenophobia.

“The continuous snubbing from BTS off main categories like video/soty/aoty in these western shows IS xenophobia. They pull the same (if not more) numbers and have the same impact in the industry as all those other artists and yet aren’t taken srsly because they’re korean,” a fan tweeted.

“bangbangcon wasnt nominated for the best quarantine performance we had 750k live viewers and broke a guinness world record….. this is literally xenophobia,” one fan tweeted.

Due to the very fact “Bang Bang Con The Live” was a paid live performance efficiency, some followers have speculated this made it ineligible for a nomination.

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