- ESPN tweeted out some photos of BTS rapper, Suga, posing at Dodger Stadium.
- Under the tweet, some Twitter trolls left some really offensive comments.
- The BTS ARMY clapped back and defended Suga from the hate.
Korean pop band BTS has kept busy and booked. The boys are currently on their world tour and have already sold out a couple of venues. They've also been busy breaking records. When their single "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey premiered, it became the most-viewed online video in the first 24 hours in YouTube history. BTS also landed two wins at the Billboard Music Awards, where they performed with Halsey. The K-pop group has been making the rounds on American television shows like Saturday Night Live and are soon set to appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Amidst all that work, the boys still make time for play. BTS member, Suga, was recently spotted enjoying a baseball game at Dodger Stadium. That might seem like a completely normal thing to do, but even completely normal things tend to bother Twitter trolls.
To celebrate Suga's time at Dodger Stadium, the ESPN Twitter account tweeted out photos of Suga posing in the stadium besides some trophies and the LA Dodgers logo.
But it was the replies to the tweet that had the BTS ARMY ready to protect their own. Twitter trolls took to making some offensive comments about everything from Suga's face mask to his race. Though face masks are now a streetwear trend, many people in South Korea wear face masks to protect themselves from air pollution. One now-deleted tweet read, "JUST Another rich Chinese kid."
Wtf is with the medical mask? Looks retarded- Dont have a cow dude (@DailySportsDeb1) May 8, 2019
Do they have some kind of disease? pic.twitter.com/lM38rIQK7n- Freddie B (@go_kings_go25) May 8, 2019
But the BTS ARMY made it clear that it is not OK to hate on Suga, much less make racist and xenophobic comments. Instead of clapping back with ignorance, the BTS ARMY responded with comments trying to educate the trolls on who Suga is, why they love BTS and even info about why Suga wears a medical mask.
To all asking who he is. This 26 year old man is a South Korean rapper, song writer and music producer. His net worth is around $8.5 million.member of BTS. And to those calling him a her- your toxic masculinity is showing while he gets richer. STAY PRESSED 🤙🏼- 🍇 𝕯𝖊𝖒𝖎_061313.jpg (@inaudiblecurse) May 8, 2019
@BTS_twt- Jin's Manager (@Damigoldsmith) May 12, 2019
Suga is one of the nicest guys u will eva get the chance to meet he may seem cold on the outside but he is really sweet and caring. To those who hate him or are racist to him lool at urselfs to see what you arw like. Ill foreva and always protect Suga at all costs pic.twitter.com/4lDiEWjkmY
👏Respect👏 💜 The haters still exist in this world, but kindness and respect still out weigh it. #btsarmy- 💜✨Love+Speak=Yourself✨💜 (@I3unniLicious7) May 11, 2019
I’m LOVING all you pressed locals underneath this tweet. While you pop a vein over @BTS_twt, they’ll be performing at sold out stadiums across the world. Please feel free to conintue clenching until your fragile masculinity fades away or until you culture & educate yourself. 🤙🏼- the psych perspective 💡 (@voixdefleur) May 8, 2019
Some sports fans really be calling Suga , a Chinese, a girl, a she, and make fun of his mask. It doesn't need an IQ as high as RM's to show RESPECT. I'd be ashamed to my children if I'd live discriminatory remarks towards anybody. No matter how triggered we are. Never reply badly- noNotToday (@BangtanUnnieOT7) May 8, 2019
'Americans don't like that crap, except pre teen girls'- mescalliam (@mescalliam) May 11, 2019
What you said was never joke. It was hatred.
I think a 100M people all over the planet earth. Im 43 yrs matured person and i am not ashame to tell everyone that i am one of the Armys of #BTS_twt @BigHitEnt . These guys (7 of them) never stop to create beautiful music for us. Thank you BTS- Gay Fontanoza Fernandez (@FerLouisa) May 11, 2019
Despite the hate, Suga looked like he had a good time at the Dodgers baseball game. He tweeted out a photo with Hyun-jin Ryu, a pitcher for the Dodgers who's also South Korean.
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