Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt

TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt

TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt

The actual date of when the pictures of Jimin were taken is unclear.

However, not all netizens are supporting the above claims, as some argued, "BTS's issue has nothing to do with IZ*ONE, don't try to make up these kinds of connections", "Keep BTS and IZ*ONE separate", "It's true that BTS getting cancelled sucks but it's not like it's IZ*ONE's fault", and such.

The T-shirt, which depicted slogans in support of Korean liberation as well as a mushroom cloud on the back, had stirred controversy in Japan, where the band has a large fanbase.

The comments included, "The dropping of the atomic bombs led to the end of war, then liberation"; "It can not be swept aside simply by saying, "We wore it without knowing the meaning"; and, "I feel sad and pained that their chance to perform on the program is gone".

The group was set to perform on TV Asahi on Friday, but the network pulled the plug after images of member Jimin wearing the controversial t-shirt sparked outrage online, the Japan Times reports.

BTS confirmed they would not appear on Music Station but did not address why.

BTS has said in a statement over the the row: "We apologise for disappointing fans who were looking forward to this".

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Despite the controversy over the top, some Japanese fans expressed disappointment that the BTS performance had been cancelled.

"I'm from Hiroshima. I can not accept BTS appearing on Music Station", said one Twitter user.

Ties between Japan and South Korea continue to be soured by bitter disputes over history and territory stemming from Japan's brutal 1910-45 colonial rule over the peninsula.

It wasn't long before the Japanese words for #Unforgiveable and #AtomicBomb started trending on Twitter - and some Japanese social media users were furious.

BTS member Jimin reportedly wore the shirt past year, on August 15, when Koreans celebrate the end of Japanese occupation in 1945.

Last month, Tokyo reacted furiously after South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese steel giant to compensate victims of wartime forced labour programmes.

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