A broadcaster made a controversial remark about leader RM of BTS, triggering fans worldwide

In the podcast “Jung Young-jin and Choi Wook’s Maebul Show,” which aired on Sep 5th, they talked about BTS’s military service exemption and their upcoming free concert in Busan.

At the end of the broadcast, Choi Wook asked the panel members, “Who is your ‘favorite’ among the BTS members?”

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One panel who listened to him replied,RM is my favorite.”

Choi Wook asked back, “Isn’t RM the non-mainstream member?” to which Jung Young-jin questioned, “Is RM non-mainstream?”

Taken aback, Choi Wook hurriedly began to explain, saying, “No, that’s not what I mean,” but comments already criticized him in the chat room.

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RM has many fans around the world, so this remarks became even more controversial. 

Music critic Kim Young-dae asked, “Are you underestimating RM’s role?” and Choi Wook said, “I like RM the most. This is an accurate fact,” he said.

Despite Choi explaining that he liked RM the most, he showed how he didn’t know much about RM.


When Kim Young-dae asked what RM’s real name was, Choi Wook asked back, “Isn’t it Rap Monster?” He also said, “Real name, what’s important about that?”

As Jung Young-jin continued to joke, Choi Wook said, “I don’t think this is something to be joking with. I think I need to revise it,” he said, sweating continuously.

Choi Wook said, “I asked (the panelists) because I was curious about who they liked, but I’m very sorry that the situation got bigger.”

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He said, “I hope you know that I never meant it, and I apologize. It’s a total misunderstanding. I didn’t mean to do that,” he repeatedly apologized.

Born in 1978, Choi Wook, who is 45 years old this year, has mainly been working as an event MC and a terrestrial broadcasting reporter.

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He has accumulated some public recognition by hosting various podcasts such as “Gossip Man,” “Don’t Worry Seoul,” and “Two Meals a Day.”

Meanwhile, BTS, including RM, will hold the concert “BTS <Yet To Come> in BUSAN” on the 15th of next month for the 2030 Busan World Expo.

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The concert was originally scheduled to be held at a special venue in Gijang-gun, Busan, but it was changed to the Busan Asiad Main Stadium in consideration of various circumstances such as transportation.

Source: insight

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