Crush faces heavy accusations of discriminating against two black fans after a video of his recent performance was posted online. In the short clip, Crush reaches out to nearby fans before withdrawing his hand momentarily and then reaching out again. The fan who posted the tweet claimed that the singer had intentionally pulled his hand away from them because of their skin color.
sooo i have decided 2 post it..here it is! the ppl crush says “no” 2 is my roommate n i, u can c my hand go down (i have dark skin so it stands out) right after. i dont think crush should “get away” w this. i want other ppl 2 know what he did! https://t.co/BNgvkNsKYk pic.twitter.com/cB42zXcU28
— ewuresi 🏿 (@tulipyeo) October 10, 2022
Following the accusations, Crush released an apology for the incident on his personal Instagram account, saying that it was a misunderstanding and he stopped reaching out to them for safety reasons. The OP (original poster) of the video has since refuted his explanation online.
BTS‘s J-Hope, who recently collaborated with Crush on his single, “Rush Hour,” liked the post with his account, shocking netizens.
Jhope liked crushes “ apology “ post I can’t do this anymore.. pic.twitter.com/0CDFwyYPZE
— Shay (@Bigstale) October 10, 2022
— Jwana (@tv_jwasa) October 10, 2022
Some criticized J-Hope, while others said it might have been a mistake or accident.
hobi needs to stop liking everything he saw on the tl cause the way he liked crush’s post was not it
— muti🍬 (@dazzlingtannies) October 10, 2022
hobi liking crush post is very disappointing and shouldnt no one get mad at anyone that is calling him out for it. "he probably didnt read it!" "he was just liking random stuff!" that is a grown ass man. where you in the room with him when he liked it? no.
— ً niece🏿 (@hyckflims) October 10, 2022
No other relevant statements from either artist or their companies have been made since this article’s release.