Agency for Korean band BTS issues apology for a member wearing T-shirt depicting explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem
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Date: 11/14/2018 10:39 PM
FILE: Los Angeles, US - 19 November 2017
1. Various of Korean music bands BTS posing for photographers at the American Music Awards
2. BTS talking with reporter
3. BTS singing their song "DNA" to reporter's microphone
FILE: Paris, France - 14 October 2018
4. BTS performing on stage
5. Zoom-out from South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife watching performance
6. Various of BTS performing and audience watching
BTS'S AGENCY APOLOGIZES OVER BAND MEMBER'S A-BOMB SHIRT
The agency for South Korean band BTS apologized Wednesday (14 NOV. 2018) for a member wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.
Japanese TV broadcasters recently cancelled planned appearances in that country after images went viral of the musician wearing the shirt.
The Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement it was offering ``our sincere apologies'' for ``failing to take the precautions that could have prevented the wearing of such clothing by our artist.''
Atomic bombs were dropped by U.S. warplanes over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.
Many South Koreans harbor strong resentment against Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.
The seven-member band is extremely popular across Asia and has reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart.