BTS fans unleash fury after TV presenters make ‘extremely racist’ and homophobic jokes about boyband
BTS stans have targeted a nightly news programme in Poland with fury that rivals the flames of hell itself, after hosts appeared to use homophobic and racist slurs against the band
Polish network TVP broadcasted a segment of W Tyle Wizji (Behind the Vision) Thursday evening (June 11) which saw the presenters discuss the beloved South Korean boyband.
Hosts Krzysztof Feusette and Rafał Ziemkiewicz proceeded to mispronounce BTS and then, according to fans, describe the group using racist and homophobic language.
The pair repeated throughout the slot that they “like” K-pop. However this did little to dampen the rage felt by BTS stans — otherwise known as the Army — who, indeed, sent in the troops to get “#TVPIsOverParty” trending.
It comes as Poland has been rapidly transformed into a patchwork of “LGBT-free zones”, while the country’s president has vowed to push a series of poisonous, anti-LGBT+ policies from eradicating marriage equality and same-sex adoption to blanket-banning inclusive education in state schools.
Polish presenters use racist and homophobic slurs against BTS and the backlash from the band’s fans is swift.
Footage of the show radiated across Twitter immediately that night. With Poland in the throes of a presidential election, candidates are out canvassing, and the pair joked that the parties could use BTS songs as a promotion.
Feusette voiced his distaste for BTS’ all-white costume choices, saying it makes them look like ice cream vendors. In the country, the phrase is thick with homophobic connotations, according to Polish fans.
Here is another translation to English. Author wished to stay anonymous but wanted to help it spread so you can use it. I’ll just add that they were ironic when they said nice things and “ice cream man” has a sexual undertones for “c*cksucker” in Polish #tvpisoverparty pic.twitter.com/5VTdCZYPZI
— ᴍᴇʜʜ.. ⁷ (@loumiinn) June 12, 2020
— ⁱ ˡᵒᵛᵉ ᵗʰᵉˢᵉ ⁷ ᵇᵒʸˢ☻ (@SMOLG00GIE) June 11, 2020
Moreover, Ziemkiewicz went onto to make racist jibes about the band’s facial appearances, before joking that: “Maybe we shouldn’t have said anything about them, ’cause we probably will get a million emails from all over the world”.
Ziemkiewicz added “we like BTS”, while Feusette said he wanted to show everyone how “beautiful” K-Pop is. The BTS-talk petered out as the pair discussed fencing and public transit issues impacting Poland – “sorry, Korean dancers,” Feusette joked.
But the prophecy was fulfilled. As one Army member not-at-all ominously put it: “These people planning their funeral quite early.
“I would love to help dig their graves.”
And dig they did, as countless BTS stans stuffed Twitter timelines with disparaging hashtags and basically did the Lord’s work, imploring viewers to complain about the show to the network’s producers directly.
To every ARMY in the country and abroad, in polish tv people made racist ”jokes” about BTS so now polish ARMYs are trying to ruin someone's carrier AGAIN. You're welcome to join #tvpisoverparty
— btissbombom⁷ 💙 (@btissbom) June 11, 2020
polish television once again insulted BTS. I'm disgusted. Let's do it againnn. #TVPISOVERPARTY
— Elizabeth (@Elizabe41373169) June 11, 2020
Those two reporters from Polish national tv TVP were extremely racist and disrespectful towards BTS. They made awful “jokes” about our boys. PLEASE SPREAD AND MAKE THEM APOLOGIZE #tvpisoverparty
cr. @YeonLiv pic.twitter.com/HVXet9RBx6
— 생이 허락하는날까지 함께 하기를.. (@OxXijHkhGCLZCST) June 12, 2020
today. a polish tv have made very disrespectful and racist comments about bt5 calling them c0cksuckers and more.
since bh cant do anything about it. use this template to directly email the tv show and ask for actions to be taken against who said it. https://t.co/beNAZwdRjt
— BTS SNIPER⁷ bIm ACAB 🐋 (@BTS_SNIPPER) June 11, 2020
Polish TV reporters once again showed us how to not do their work by attacking BTS.
Here is video with English subtitles.
— julcia 💫 (@julesxsmoothie) June 12, 2020
These people planning their funeral quite early.
I would love to help dig their graves.
— Rei.Amii⁷ (@JayCVx1) June 11, 2020