Rapper Owen Ovadoz Criticizes BTS Fans For Their Response To Jungkook’s False Dating Rumor

He soon apologized after the backlash he received.

After Hash Swan was dragged and criticized by netizens and alleged ARMYs during BTS Jungkook‘s false dating rumors, Owen Ovadoz wrote a lengthy Instagram story that criticized the fandom for going on a “witch hunt” on his fellow rapper.

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Left to right: Hash Swan, Jungkook

 

He claimed that ARMYs were spreading manipulated false accusations about Hash Swan.

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It’s unfortunate that the fans of a global singer can be so partial and unconcerned with the actual truth.

How long do we have to continue ignoring the false accusations and insults that this fandom causes, when their artist is promoting love and peace?

— Owen Ovadoz

Considering how Owen Ovadoz had nothing to do with Jungkook or Hash Swan’s controversy, many netizens criticized him for “speaking out of place”. ARMYs also stood up for themselves as they clarified that true BTS fans are not malicious.

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After receiving and overwhelming amont of backlash, Owen Ovadoz took down his stories and uploaded a new lengthy statement where he apologized for his previous post.

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He claimed he acted immaturely out of angry and had talked with a true ARMY who showed him the misunderstandings.

I apologize for trying to make ARMYs feel offended just as we had. I acted carelessly. I acted immaturely by bringing up and quoting the community post.

I had a long conversation with an ARMY, and they explained how I misunderstood psycho fans for ARMYs. Considering how mature this person reacted, I understood that they could never be a psycho fan who would write malicious posts and insults.

— Owen Ovadoz

 

He concluded by asking everyone to respect each genre and their artists no matter how different it may be. He also claimed that he will never talk about ARMY or BTS ever again.

I hope that we can create a culture where all genres can coexist together and that we can all respect other artists from different genres.

Lastly, just as much as the players who have helped shine K-Hip hop praise BTS, I hope ARMYs can refrain from misjudging and insulting hip hop. If you can do that even if it’s coming from someone like me, I will make sure to never do anything to insult or bring up ARMY or BTS every again.

— Owen Ovadoz

Meanwhile, Hash Swan has recently clarified that he received numerous apologies from those who misunderstood the situation and is advocating everyone to stop fighting about the matter.

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Read the full translation of Owen Ovadoz’s initial post:

Everyone read misleading information about rappers in this country and go on a witch hunt, but when their actions that hurt the rappers turn out to be wrong, they don’t even apologize. As one of the players, I wanted to share the unpleasantness I felt about the stories spreading through communities, stories that are not true but just extreme opinions.

I didn’t write the messages but after reading those that were sent to me, I once again felt that everyone is lenient on their own misjudgments and have no interest in the truth.

If you want to uncover my mistakes, go ahead. I don’t have any intensions to hide, and I’m reflecting and improving on my mistakes. Even if you think otherwise, that’s fine. The only thing that would prove is your shamefulness.

It’s unfortunate that the fans of a global singer can be so partial and unconcerned with the actual truth.

How long do we have to continue ignoring the false accusations and insults that this fandom causes, when their artist is promoting love and peace? When you felt offended by the post that was written on hiphopLE’s forum, did you think about the reasoning behind it?

Or did you want to ignore your own flaws by pointing at mine? I will work towards become a righteous player as I look forward to the day you become a righteous consumer and righteous fandom.

— Owen Ovadoz

 

Full translation of his apology:

I didn’t mean to sound as if I wanted to start a fandom war after reading and feeling disgusted by the posts and comments written by fans on a hip hop community site. I apologize for trying to make ARMYs feel offended just as we had. I acted carelessly. I acted immaturely by bringing up and quoting the community post.

I empathized with the comment that read, ‘How is this different from the rich trying to steal poverty from the poor?’ and how a fellow rapper was hurt during the situation. I did not have negative feelings about the fact that they are a group that is recognized and respected in the K-Pop genre.

The only things that I couldn’t stand was how differently Korean hip hop was treated and how a fellow rapper was being criticized. I felt angry once again after seeing a similar situation happen.

I failed to fully convey my opinions, and I sincerely apologize to the ARMYs who were angered after finding out about the situation through my story posts.

I had a long conversation with an ARMY, and they explained how I misunderstood psycho fans for ARMYs. Considering how mature this person reacted, I understood that they could never be a psycho fan who would write malicious posts and insults.

I hope that we can create a culture where all genres can coexist together and that we can all respect other artists from different genres.

I would like to apologize once again to the ARMYs who were angered! Whenever someone spreads false rumors and insults hip hop but only talk well about their favorite artists, I will try my best to have the right mindset to try and understand everyone fairly.

I also understand that there is a possibility that my past mistakes may cause this to post to not fully explain and convey myself.

Lastly, just as much as the players who have helped shine K-Hip hop praise BTS, I hope ARMYs can refrain from misjudging and insulting hip hop. If you can do that even if it’s coming from someone like me, I will make sure to never do anything to insult or bring up ARMY or BTS every again.

— Owen Ovadoz

Source: Xports News
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