A Paraguayan media outlet is currently under fire from ARMY after posting an article claiming that BTS was only able to conquer the US charts because of manipulation.
On Jun 13th a paraguayan news source called “abc digital” posted an article about bts and the way they “cheat” their way into the biggest charts. They recycled an article from EFE (+)#ApologizeABCCOLOR#DisculpateABCCOLOR pic.twitter.com/3W3Orl9lnK
— mon | check pinned (@suqabot) June 16, 2021
In the article posted by ABC Digital, the outlet claimed that BTS’s achievement in the US was due to cheating and manipulation of the charts.
The article spoke about how they believed that the strategy for their new track “Butter” was to “Sell cheap and buy in bulk” due to the 69-cent price for the track. For them, they thought it allowed ARMY to acquire the songs multiple times. It also follows an article written that accused BTS and ARMY of rendering pop music charts “useless.”
ARMY quickly responded to these allegations claiming that the article did not have any proof and was groundless. On June 16, the hashtag #ApologizeABCCOLOR started trending in South Korea.
In their tweets, ARMY demanded an apology from the outlet for their article and negative comments towards BTS!
HI MOOTS! Doing this in English so it could actually reach more people. The press in Paraguay has created a malicious article towards @bts_bighit, we already demanded an apology and the elimination of it, however we have received nothing but indifference. #ApologizeABCCOLOR
— alex ¦ 알렉스 ¦ 🧈 (@sugawaterm) June 15, 2021
— WIL (@Wilvedits) June 16, 2021
ABC Digital has not yet responded to the #ApologizeABCCOLOR hashtag or the demands for an apology from ARMY.