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Japanese TV show axes BTS performance over atomic bomb T-shirt

Japanese TV show axes BTS performance over atomic bomb T-shirt

Japan, meanwhile, became the only nation to have experienced a nuclear attack when the USA dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagaski killing an estimated 200,000-plus people at the end of WWII.

BTS member Jimin reportedly wore the shirt a year ago, on Aug 15, when Koreans celebrate the end of Japanese occupation in 1945.

Members of South Korean pop group BTS after a performance during a Korean cultural event as part of South Korean President official visit in France, on 14 October 2018 in Paris.

BTS has been together since 2013 and gained a worldwide following, in May becoming the first K-pop performers to top the Billboard 200 with Love Yourself: Tear.

The seven-member boy band, who have built a huge worldwide following since they formed in 2013, were due to appear on TV Asahi's flagship Music Station show on Friday evening. The network said it talked to the record label about the shirt and then made a decision to cancel the appearance.

"The T-shirt that one of the members wore made headlines and became controversial".

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"The T-shirt that one of the members wore made headlines and became controversial, ' the station added, saying it had discussed the "intention" behind the shirt with the band's record label and ultimately chose to 'cancel their appearance".

The bombings led to Japan's surrender and the end of World War Two in Asia- as well as the end of Japan's colonial rule of the Korean peninsula which begin in 1910.

Last month, Tokyo reacted furiously after South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese steel giant to compensate victims of wartime forced labor programs.

Korean fans believe that TV Asahi's decision to "postpone" BTS's appearance was a strictly political move, as now, Korea and Japan are facing political friction.

Back on November 8, TV Asahi's 'Music Station', abruptly "postponed" BTS's scheduled appearance on the popular music program, forcing Big Hit Entertainment to cancel BTS's flight to Japan on the same day and disappointing a huge crowd of fans who gathered at the airport to see the boys. Fans pointed out that Jimin's political shirt - the reason their appearance on "Music Station" was postponed - was worn nearly 2 years ago by the idol. "This group is making fun of the atomic bombings".


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