Some followers on social media blamed BTS’ administration group HYBE for relentlessly pushing for brand spanking new albums and different moneymaking alternatives after the Okay-pop group introduced a ‘hiatus’.
The corporate didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark.
Okay-pop pioneers BTS confronted tears and sympathy from followers however anger from shareholders of their administration firm on Wednesday, a day after the band, pleading exhaustion, introduced a break from group musical actions to pursue solo tasks.
Many in South Korea reacted with shock and dismay at Tuesday’s information that, with a few of its seven members approaching army service age, additionally triggered hypothesis about the way forward for a band whose upbeat hits and messages of youth empowerment have turned them into international stars.
“I may relate to them as they shed tears and actually informed us how they felt,” fan Nini Lee informed Reuters from a café in Seoul the place she had gathered with different followers.
“Their voice gave me enormous energy after I had powerful occasions, and I am now not afraid of such headwinds …Now I need to give my voice of braveness to them.”.
Kim Younger-sun, who runs the cafe, stated she felt sorry that she as a fan had solely wished extra from BTS at a time after they had been struggling, wishing them a well-deserved break to recharge their batteries.
BTS Chief and rapper RM, in a tearful video launched on Tuesday on the ninth anniversary of a gaggle that final 12 months grew to become the primary Asian band to win artist of the 12 months on the American Music Awards, stated he had “felt responsible and afraid” to ask for the remaining that he desperately wanted.
Singer Jimin stated they had been struggling to seek out their id in what he referred to as an “exhausting course of,” whereas RM additionally lamented that the Okay-pop business couldn’t present younger artists with “time to mature”.