BTS RM on ARMY’s manipulating musical chart allegations: Feels like we are easy targets
The leader of BTS, RM recently reacted to ARMY's manipulating the musical charts allegations. He says, "Feels like we are easy targets"
Kpop group, BTS is known for ruling the musical charts. Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, RM, V and Suga of Bangtan Boys are known for enjoying a great fan following. ARMY’s never fail bringing BTS songs in top trends of social media. However, off late the fandom was alleged of manipulating the musical charts as they show immense support to the band members and their music. The leader, RM reacts to the accusation of ARMY’s manipulating music charts to help them.
During a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, BTS member RM broke silence on music charts manipulating speculations. He reveals that it seems like BTS is being an easy target because it is a boys group. He said, “It’s a fair question. But if there is a conversation inside Billboard about what being No. 1 should represent, then it’s up to them to change the rules and make streaming weigh more on the ranking. Slamming us or our fans for getting to No. 1 with physical sales and downloads, I don’t know if that’s right … It just feels like we’re easy targets because we’re a boy band, a K-pop act, and we have this high fan loyalty.”
For the unversed, Shin Young-Jae the president of Big Hit Music was also asked if HYBE itself organises fans in order to manipulate the musical charts. However, the president rubbished all these allegations. He apparently said, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we actually had the ability to mastermind such a thing? I get that there are market developments [related to BTS] that are head-scratchers for some people. But I don’t believe the U.S. market is one that can be handily topped by downloads alone. We think the songs’ impact was shown in many ways, and we are proud of that achievement.”
ARMY’s took to Twitter to demand an apology for BTS after the interview went viral. Check out a few tweet posts by ARMY’s.
You say we cheat and buy physical album to help the charts….. Um so change the rule? Yall don’t even trust your own charts 🤣🤣🤣#BillboardApologizeToBTS
Billboard apologize to bts pic.twitter.com/4h1a8SF7VI
— Maya hee 🥂🎶 (@Niloofa89801329) August 26, 2021
— 쇼나Shona💛🧈 (@Taeisgoodboy_) August 26, 2021
— Shookiekookie (@Shookiekookie19) August 26, 2021
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