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K-drama “Tomorrow” addresses controversy over malicious use of BTS’s V and Jungkook: “Just random numbers” 

The statement made by a rep of “Tomorrow” is enraging BTS fans even more. 

MBC’s Fri-Sat fantasy drama “Tomorrow” has issued a response regarding the controversy over BTS V’s real name Kim Tae Hyung and Jungkook‘s date of birth being used in a list of the deceased in a recent episode. 

An official from “Tomorrow” told News1 on May 17th, “(The birthdays on the list) are just a combination of random numbers. There was no intention.” There is no explanation from the drama crew for the use of V’s real name. 

Controversy recently arose over a scene in episode 7 of “Tomorrow” broadcast on April 22nd. Netizens noticed that the birthdates of V and Jungkook, along with V’s real name appeared on a list of dead people from homicide. Specifically, Kim Tae Hyung, birthday on December 30, 1971 and Kim Yu Rim, birthday on September 1, 1997, were written on the list. V was born in 1995, but his real name and date of birth match. Jungkook’s name is not listed, but his birthday is exactly the same as the dead character. 

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Although this is fiction, such unnecessary use of BTS members’ information is deemed malicious and disrespectful. Criticism then flooded the bulletin board on the official website of “Tomorrow” with viewers demanding that the scene be deleted and an apology be issued by the drama’s production crew.

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“Tomorrow” depicts the story of grim reapers who guide dead people in the underworld and save the lives of those who want to die. It airs every Friday and Saturday at 9:55 pm KST on MBC and Netflix. 

Source: Dispatch

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