German radio host Matthias Matuschik from radio station BAYERN 3 is under fire for his racist comments about BTS.
In a Twitter video released by an ARMY, Matthias can be heard comparing BTS to COVID-19, in that he hopes “a vaccine will be available soon.”
tw // racism
a german radio host was talking immensely badly about BTS, comparing them to COVID and mentioning blasphemy and north korea, this can’t be tolerated!
pls email bighit about this as well!
(video by @fairiesvmns)#RassismusBeiBayern3#Bayern3Racist pic.twitter.com/MjZ2kXLyiu
— ᴮᴱBTS UPDATES GERMANY ⁷ 🇩🇪 (@BTS_UPDATES_GER) February 25, 2021
While he attempts to defend himself by saying he isn’t xenophobic, he follows up the statement with an angry criticism of BTS’s cover of “Fix You” by Coldplay.
For this [cover of Coldplay], you will be spending the next 20 years on “vacation” in North Korea.
— Matthias Matuschik
Needless to say, ARMY are appalled by Matthias’s racist comments, and have banded together to create email templates as well as a list of email addresses to send the templates to.
I'm back and a lovely person made an Email template in English and German, that you can use! I hope this helps. Sadly idk, who made it, but it was translated by @blushymgy, thank you! I hope you can extend my thanks to the person that made it. 💜 https://t.co/3O4WtFt1V6
— belle⁷ 🌿 (@mysevenwhaliens) February 25, 2021
The action group against anti-Asian discrimination in Germany tweeted about the situation as well, to which Matthias responded back.
Even non K-Pop fans are appalled by his comments.