Several major companies have distanced themselves from the K-Pop band BTS after their leader honored American and Korean soldiers during an October 7 ceremony commemorating the Korean War.
People in China were outraged that the band’s leader, Kim Nam-joon, who goes by the stage name RM, didn’t honor the Chinese soldiers who fought with North Korea during the war, the New York Times reported. In addition to the more than 200,000 South Korean soldiers and 37,000 American soldiers who died in the war, China claims that 180,000 Chinese soldiers also died.
K Pop band BTS honored American & South Korean war dead
The CCP has taken offense at leaving them out (even though they fought AGAINST both in the Korean war)
Samsung, FILA, Hyundai and major multinationals are distancing themselves from the grouphttps://t.co/TNszlTeQOi
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) October 13, 2020
At the virtual awards ceremony, the New York-based nonprofit Korea Society presented BTS with an award for advancements to the relationship between the U.S. and Korea. During the acceptance speech, RM said “we will always remember the history of pain that our two nations shared together, and the sacrifices of countless men and women” in