E! News has been receiving backlash after sending out a tweet late last night that included photos with BTS‘s J-Hope cropped out.
The original tweet has already been deleted, but further investigation by ARMY revealed that this was not a one time occurrence, but rather a repeated offense dating back to 2018.
j-hope was cropped out from @enews tweets about BTS. This has happened multiple times already, which shows a clear lack of attention and professionalism. We need them to acknowledge their mistake and apologise. #ApologizeToJhopeEnews pic.twitter.com/rGfMQ11mAn
— j-hope’s data 📂 (@JHOPEstatistics) March 31, 2021
A couple hours ago, E! News did indeed issue an apology, but chose to put their apology statement as a reply to a tweet. ARMY were dissatisfied with their conduct and lack of professionalism, and reiterated that an official apology needs to be given.
We sincerely apologize for the hurt we’ve caused by the unintentional cropping of BTS and J-Hope. This will not happen again. We are, as always, thankful to the Army for holding us accountable. BTS is 7. 💜
— E! News (@enews) March 31, 2021
BTS, and any other group for that matter, don’t deserve the lack of respect and attention shown in this case, and ARMY are waiting to see if E! News will readdress their apology.