MTV introduced the nominees for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, and as soon as once more the awards present is being referred to as out for xenophobia. Final 12 months, followers accused MTV of making the Greatest Ok-pop class as a approach of retaining the Asian artists from being nominated for the most important awards.
Now, MTV is being criticized for retaining the Greatest Ok-pop class and never nominating the teams within the main classes. Along with being stored out of the working for a few of the main awards, BTS was not nominated for Greatest Quarantine Efficiency regardless of their record-breaking “Bang Bang Con The Stay” live performance.
BTS | Steve Granitz/WireImageBTS carried out ‘Bang Bang Con The Stay’ in June
After their Map of the Soul Tour was postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BTS placed on “Bang Bang Con The Stay.” The digital live performance gave followers the possibility to see a reside BTS present whereas ready for in-person live shows to be secure to attend.
To view the live performance, followers bought a digital ticket on Weverse, a fan platform created by Massive Hit Leisure. One kind of ticket was for followers with the World Official Fanclub ARMY Membership and one was for followers with out the membership.
Based on a press launch from Massive Hit Leisure, an extra 10,000 followers joined the fanclub earlier than “Bang Bang Con The Stay.” The digital live performance reached 756,600 concurrent viewers throughout 107 areas, turning into the largest international viewers for a paid digital live performance.
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Through the reside live performance, BTS carried out previous hits from their discography, gave a preview of their Map of the Soul Tour, and carried out their beloved tune “Spring Day.” With the live performance, the Korean band earned the Guinness World File for the most-viewed live performance livestream of all time.
BTS was nominated for a number of VMAs
For the 2020 MTV VMAs, BTS was nominated for Greatest Ok-pop, Greatest Pop, and Greatest Choreography. Their music video “ON” at the moment has over 169 million views on YouTube, and the “ON” Kinetic Manifesto Movie : Come Prima has over 225 million views. The tune reached No. four on the Billboard Scorching 100, and their album Map of the Soul: 7 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Whereas the group was nominated for Greatest Pop, turning into the primary Asian act to take action, they have been shut out of different main classes. The band was not nominated for Video of the Yr, Artist of the Yr, or Track of the Yr.
Followers referred to as out the MTV VMAs for xenophobia
Whereas not a significant class, followers discovered it complicated that BTS was not nominated for Greatest Quarantine Efficiency. ARMY cited that BTS placed on a full-length live performance and broke a Guinness World File for a live performance livestream and nonetheless didn’t obtain recognition from MTV.
In 2019, the hashtag #VMAsRacist trended on Twitter after MTV introduced the Greatest Ok-pop class. For the second 12 months in a row, ARMY referred to as out MTV on social media for snubbing BTS and accused the awards present of xenophobia.
“The continual snubbing from BTS off important classes like video/soty/aoty in these western reveals IS xenophobia. They pull the identical (if no more) numbers and have the identical affect within the business as all these different artists and but aren’t taken srsly as a result of they’re korean,” a fan tweeted.
“bangbangcon wasnt nominated for the perfect quarantine efficiency we had 750okay reside viewers and broke a guinness world file….. that is actually xenophobia,” one fan tweeted.
As a result of truth “Bang Bang Con The Stay” was a paid live performance efficiency, some followers have speculated this made it ineligible for a nomination.