ARMYs Call Out The 2023 GRAMMYs For Disrespecting BTS During The Nominations

“Why do they continue to show disrespect and lack of research for BTS?”

At the end of 2022, it was announced that BTS had been nominated for two categories at the 65th GRAMMY Awards (2023 GRAMMYs).

Members of BTS | @bts_bighit/Twitter

The group was nominated for Best Music Video for “Yet To Come” and Best Pop duo/group performance for their collaboration track “My Universe” with Coldplay.

Although BTS didn’t win an award, ARMYs turned their energy into praising the members with the phrase “BTS ARE UNTOUCHABLE.”

Along with the anger of BTS once again being “snubbed,” fans raised anger at the disrespect shown by the event during one of the categories.

BTS was nominated for Best Music Video for their recent track “Yet To Come.” Considering how popular and meaningful the song was, it was a huge fan favorite, and the simplicity of the music video only added to the beauty of the song for ARMYs.

BTS’s “Yet To Come” video | HYBE LABELS/YouTube

| HYBE LABELS/YouTube   

As expected, when the nominees were announced, ARMYs couldn’t wait to see how the event would represent the song. Yet, while all the other tracks were represented by the album that the song was on…

The nominations for “Best Music Video” | Recording Academy/GRAMMYs/YouTube

| Recording Academy/GRAMMYs/YouTube

ARMYs noticed that BTS’s nomination for “Yet To Come,” rather than using something from the music video or even the group photo from the album Proof, they used a shot from the Hyundai version of the video.

BTS’s nomination | Recording Academy/GRAMMYs/YouTube 

The image they used came from a video that was released in 2022 ahead of the World Cup, and although it had a global meaning, it wasn’t the video that was nominated.

BTS’s “Yet To Come” Hyundai Version | HyundaiWorldwide/YouTube

| HyundaiWorldwide/YouTube   

When the image was shown, ARMYs shared their anger toward the GRAMMYs, explaining that not only was it disrespectful but showcased a lack of willingness to do research and that it didn’t show appreciation for the members and those involved in the video.

While many ARMYs were disappointed with the results, both the fandom and Korean media shared that not winning isn’t a failure for the group, and you can read why below.

Korean Media’s Take On Why BTS Not Winning At The 2023 GRAMMYs Is Not A Failure

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