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Weibo: Chinese social media giant suspends K-pop fan accounts

A group of K-pop fans in China have become the latest victims of a crackdown on celebrity culture. Twenty-two fan accounts have been suspended by Chinese social media site Sina Weibo for what it called “irrational star-chasing behaviour”. They include fans of Korean pop band BTS who crowdfunded on the platform to customise an aeroplane […]

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After BTS McDonald’s collaborates with Saweetie for its next celebrity meal

McDonald’s is partnering with Saweetie as part of its series of celebrity collaboration meals that’s boosted the fast-food chain’s sales. Beginning from August 9, the “Saweetie Meal” goes on sale in the United States. It includes a Big Mac, four-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a medium Sprite and BBQ sauce that’s being renamed “Saweetie ‘N […]

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Indonesia: Swamped with orders for new BTS meals, McDonald’s branches shutdown

When the world’s biggest boyband and the world’s most popular burger chains combined, it triggered utter chaos. Indonesian branches of McDonald’s found themselves so swamped with demand for the newly launched BTS Meal they had to close. Indeed, so many people ordered the meal inspired by the Korean boyband that there were fears it could […]

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Boy band BTS named the world’s best-recording artists of 2020

South Korean boy band, BTS named the best-selling artists of 2020 by the IFPI, the organisation that represents the global recorded music industry. The pop group released two chart-topping albums in 2020 Map of the Soul: 7 and Be. The boyband beat Taylor Swift, who took the crown last year, into second place. They are […]

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German radio host compares BTS to coronavirus during live broadcast

A German radio host who compared South Korean boy band group BTS to coronavirus during a live broadcast apologised. Matthias Matuschik said he did not intend to “racially insult,” adding that making a connection between the band and Covid-19 was “completely wrong”. The incident comes amid an increase in anti-Asian sentiment and racist attacks since […]

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K-Pop band BTS become richer by millions after their record label’s IPO makes debut on stock markets

The members of chart-topping Korean boy band became rich by millions after their record label’s blockbuster IPO doubled in its stock market debut on Thursday. Big Hit Entertainment started trading in Seoul stock exchange at KRW₩ 270,000 (US$ 253) compared to last month’s KRW₩ 135,000 initial public offering price, lifting the company’s market value to […]

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BTS fans raise $1 million donation for Black Lives Matter movement

Fans of K-pop superstars BTS have matched a $1 million donation by the group to the Black Lives Matter movement. US-based Black Lives Matter campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. It has organised rallies in the US to protest over the killing of African-American George Floyd by a white police officer on […]

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BTS suspends world tour due to coronavirus outbreak

South Korea’s K-Pop boy band BTS will suspend their world tour over worries about the spread of the novel coronavirus and restrictions aimed at stopping it, their management said on Tuesday. The seven-member band had already postponed the North American leg of the tour, that was scheduled to start on April 25, and cancelled a […]