CNN Under Fire For “Dissing” BTS Members When Writing About Jimin’s Achievements
BTS‘s Jimin has seen huge success after the release of his solo album and has been gaining attention from fans and media from across the world. Yet, American outlet CNN has come under fire after “dissing” the other members when talking about Jimin’s achievements.
After the release of FACE, Jimin achieved huge success with his album and even made history as the first Korean solo artist to get a Billboard #1 with his track “Like Crazy.”
Of course, it wasn’t surprising that both Korean and international media outlets shared their congratulations and thoughts on Jimin’s success. Yet, CNN has recently come under fire
Other members of BTS have gone solo, but none as big as Jimin. https://t.co/MurPCF8VLa pic.twitter.com/aCMNE6Rg0A
— CNN (@CNN) April 5, 2023
While the tweet received thousands of likes, netizens took offense to the caption of the article, which seemingly “shaded” the other members. For many, they believed it created a “rivalry” that “pitted” the BTS members against each other when it came to their solo releases.
In particular, many thought it disregarded the accomplishments and success the older BTS members had achieved with their own solo releases, including RM, Suga, and J-Hope.
I'm really happy for Jimin, but the way you shame the other members by such a title is unnecessary. They're not competing against each other like other boy groups did in the past. Shame on you. Do your research properly before you write nonsense articles titles.
— 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙝 (@stigmatic_vk) April 5, 2023
This could have been written without disrespecting the other members. Each member's solos have gained achievements & records too. Four of them have yet to release an album. You don't see them on BB doesn't mean they are unsuccessful, they excel in their own areas. Bad journalism
— 🌸𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐣𝐤y.ᵗʰ𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐝𝐨𝐳𝐚⁷🌸❣️태젠ⱽ❣️🏌️🐯🐻 (@borahaerhapsody) April 5, 2023
CAN YOU WRITE ABOUT THE VICTORIES OF ONE WITHOUT NEEDING A COMPARISON???? RIDICULOUS THIS POSITION OF YOU!!!!!! https://t.co/s2ueQQKT6S
— sute⁷ D-DAY (@proundaugustd) April 5, 2023
The disrespect in this headline 🤦🏻♀️ FYI, charts aren’t everything CNN. Jungkook has been the only Asian to open a World Cup in history and is doing it with CK as well. Hobi participated in lollapolooza alone, RM has so many credits as a writer and he’s a great lyricist, ++ https://t.co/FaeYeMluNp
— GABS𓆙 👀 ⁷ ♡ JUNGKOOK x CK ◡̈ ᰔᩚ لا (@yoomyeuphoria) April 5, 2023
Along with the headline that many claimed was disrespectful, others pointed out that those who had liked and praised the article seemingly didn’t read the text.
Amidst the article’s main body, the company wrote, “The successful start for “Like Crazy” was driven by sales of the five different versions of the song, Billboard reported.”
For many, they thought that rather than just praising Jimin for his accomplishments, the article claimed that the numerous versions were the reason for his success. Many fans thought that while it seemingly shaded the members, it also seemingly shaded Jimin.
I think the headline is a clickbait because the actual article looks like a shade 🤔 https://t.co/k3sCtSACfw pic.twitter.com/iboz6jGgtg
— Grace ⁹⁷ ♡ CalvinKooK 🔥 (@jjkrg97) April 5, 2023
armys advocate about "solos being toxic" and keep pushing ot7 narrative on this app on a daily basis and then give 16k likes to a tweet that's shading other members and jm himself😭 I mean if you agree with this statement then keep going I guess! https://t.co/q3ON7bmW50 pic.twitter.com/OZjjwWzyPT
— yougotnojams (@seokjin_halo) April 5, 2023
please read an article before you like and spam it.
this is what it says. https://t.co/daUAYMDKUf pic.twitter.com/CCiIfo3j3D
— jams 🧱 (@freerantings) April 5, 2023
Although ARMYs love celebrating Jimin’s success, they don’t want to do it at the expense of the other members who have worked just as hard on their solo projects.
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