Celebrity

Kim Gura, MNET MC vexed BTS fans after mistaking BTS for EXO during the live broadcast of AMAs

This incident raised fans’ dissatisfaction with MNET.

With the appearance of BTS, AMAs would be broadcast live in Korea for the first time ever.
The majority of fans express their happiness about this decision of MNET because it would be easier for Korean fans and Asian fans to enjoy this famous music award.

BTS, AMA,American Music Awards, 2017

Thanks to MNET, instead of watching them through fancam of the audiences, fans easily see BTS members.

However, a noticeable incident caused by commentators while giving comments about BTS’s appearance at AMAs made fans terribly disappointed. Specifically, Kim Gura (a well-known MC, host and comedian who can be seen on many Korean variety shows) mistook BTS’s name for EXO, a senior group. This mistake was attributed to the fact that reporters formerly mentioned EXO quite a lot. After acknowledging the confusion, Kim Gura made his apology right on TV stream.
It is unbelievable that an experienced MC as Kim Gura (in the middle) could make such an unlikely incident.

exo, bts, mma, kim gura, mnet

bts, mma, kim gura, mnet

It is unbelievable that an experienced MC as Kim Gura (in the middle) could make such an unlikely incident.

exo, bts, mma, kim gura, mnet

Some Korean news sites also reported on Kim Gura’s confusion.

Besides, fans were also uncomforted because MCs seemed to mention too much about EXO while BTS should have been the main character at this award. It is true that Exo is a senior group whose has achieved remarkable success. However, it’s not EXO but BTS who became the only Kpop idols to be invited to this music award. In addition, music critic Im Jin Mo as a commentator stopped at the middle of the discussion about Pop-music artists to talk about EXO and their fans.

This female MC added that AMAs organizers seemed to use the reputation of BTS to keep fans’ attention till the end of the show (BTS’ performance was quite late). Whether it is just for fun or not, fans supposed that this comment could cause disagreement from US-UK fans, thereby affect badly on BTS and A.R.M.Y (BTS’ fandom).

bts, amas, 2017

Although there existed disappointment due to some Korean reporters, generally speaking, BTS made history after finishing their American TV Debut and appealing the Western’s attention to a great deal. The track “DNA” which was performed at AMAs ranked 200th on Itunes American charts.
https://youtu.be/Z9DSrPiH-ak

Soures: tinnhac twitter

To Top