A Japanese channel canceled a live TV show by the Korean band BTS after a photo of a band member and a T-shirt with an atomic bomb attack alongside the celebration of Korea's liberation from Japan after the Second World War.
The Japanese social media were full of rattling about the photo of Jimin wearing the shirt with a picture of a mushroom cloud with the English words & # 39; patriotism & # 39; and & # 39; Korea & # 39 ;.
TV Asahi said it had talked to the band's record company trying to learn why he was wearing the T-shirt. The broadcaster's statement also apologized to viewers who were looking forward to the band's appearance, which was scheduled for Friday.
Company spokesman Shinya Matsuki declined further comment.
Universal Music said it will continue to support BTS, but confirmed that their appearance on the live music show "Music Station" was canceled.
are extremely popular in Japan, sometimes in stark contrast to the controversy and hostility that can mark other aspects of the two nations' ties due to the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula in the early 20th century until the end of the Second World War.
Some Japanese fans of the band expressed disgust on Twitter that their show was canceled on a T-shirt.
The seven-member BTS has collaborated with the Japanese American DJ and music artist Steve Aoki and is number 1 in the Billboard
South Korean K-pop and movie star chart.