TXT Suffers Racist Treatment At iHeartRadio Event, Fans Upset By “Tragic Apology”

It was an unfortunate situation for everyone involved.

On June 1, TXT performed at iHeartRadio‘s Wango Tango as the first ever K-Pop boy group to join the lineup. They performed their songs “Crown”, “Blue Orangeade”, and the English version of “Cat & Dog”.

Although their performance went smoothly, photographers on the red carpet were offhandedly disrespectful with comments like “BTS junior”, “What’s the name of the group?”, and mispronouncing their name as “Text.”

But, there was one comment in particular that fans couldn’t believe was said by one of the photographers. No one understood what the photographer meant, but his words were clearly racially charged.

Get close like you’re asian.

So, Wango Tango issued an apology about the unknown photographer merely being a bad person. They made it clear they didn’t condone the photographer’s words and said they were accepting of everyone.

But, fans weren’t happy with how poorly-worded the apology was.

Fans were so disappointed with the apology that they’re waiting for a new one to make up for it. But, Wango Tango hasn’t spoken about the incident since.