ARMY are currently trending the hashtag “#MBC_합성_사과해” (MBC Apologize For The Edits) after it was revealed that they used BTS‘s poorly edited images and videos during their news report about celebrities’ faces being deepfaked onto sexually explicit pictures and videos
MBC News Today’s report was aired to describe how police are investigating the spread of deepfake pornographic videos featuring celebrities on various porn sites. The news broadcast provided several examples of how deepfake technology can work, including deepfaking Robert Downey Jr.’s face onto IU.
They also used a video from a YouTuber, where the YouTuber deepfaked Jackie Chan’s face onto each member of BTS.
MBC News Today explained that while deepfake technology was developed to make funny or comical videos to make people laugh, there are people using celebrities and making malicious and sexual videos. The complaint filed with police says about 100 celebrities are victims of such deepfaked videos.
The problem many ARMY have is that MBC included BTS as an example during their report about such a sensitive topic that is sexual deepfake videos.
— Violet Rose (@violetrose3012) April 21, 2020
— ally ⁷ (@yoonglesagustd) April 21, 2020
MBC used BTS and edited their faces on a news background without properly giving credits nor blurring it on a report that clearly does not have involvement with them. this is truly DISRESPECTFUL and very UNPROFESSIONAL tainting BTS image and circulating issues.#MBC_합성_사과해 pic.twitter.com/S7LsJVPqwx
— dj⁷ (@sugasanaeh) April 21, 2020
MBC your unprofessional-ism is clearly showing, editing BTS faces in the background for a topic that is so disbursing & had nothing to do with them, that is just highly disrespectful and not right, your not going to get away with this #MBC_합성_사과해 pic.twitter.com/VO8Fi4r2sH
— reginatarkle ⁷ (@reginatarkle) April 21, 2020
Some are even calling out MBC for their blatant disrespect towards BTS.
— Dǝǝ⁷ belongs to bts (@ilivedsoilove) April 21, 2020
how dare u disrespect bts like that trying to cause a drama over for what? u also did them dirty before mfs can't leave them alone when they have this numbers for your country #MBC_합성_사과해 pic.twitter.com/O3wkMSlxhZ
— Riri⁷ (@bangtannies13) April 21, 2020
Salty much because BTS didn’t attend mbc gayo for new year? You disrespected them two years ago but you are bold enough to keep disrespecting them?! This behavior won’t get the boys attend and save your shows. I hope you get sued.
— Megi⁷ 🐉 (@BTSoverlord) April 21, 2020
LMAO MBC SALTY THAT BTS CENSORED THEM IN LAST RUN EPISODE
Why are they like 5yo kids? Time to grow up MBC and also apologize to BTS
— I HATE SNAKEU⁷ 💜🐍 (@TaeGoodBoy13) April 21, 2020
the fact that MBC isn't a small company but managed to act so childish, unprofessional, and disrespectful towards bt* by using their pics for a news segment that has nothing to do with them really pissed me off. we want nothing but your apologies. #MBC_합성_사과해
— rach⁷ (@FILTERJlM) April 21, 2020
MBC is so unprofessional bighit should sue this sh*t, you are just mad and block bighit artists on there shows bcus bts didn't attend on year end shows. This is nothing new apologize to bangtan.#MBC_합성_사과해
— ⁵mike⁷ (@mikekrokosmos) April 21, 2020
Watch the segment below: