On August 14 episode of SBS 'Han Bam', recent issue involving Hollywood Music Video director Joseph Kahn and BTS was covered.
Joseph Kahn is a Korean-American director who has directed famous music videos including Britney Spears' 'Stronger' and Beyonce's 'Say my name'.On August 9, Joseph Kahn uploaded a photo of BTS along with the note saying, "They all have plastic surgery. They are all wearing lipstick. This is what Crazy Rich Asians look like."After seeing his offensive posts, many BTS' fans expressed their rages and left many criticizing comments.Later on, Joseph Kahn apologized by writing, "You have it all wrong. I love BTS."
However, he received another heavy criticism by posting a sarcastic photo of men wearing make-up alongside the note.To this issue, BTS' management agency Big Hit Entertainment commented, "We have nothing to say about the issue."
The agency is seen to focus on BTS upcoming comeback on August 24 instead of responding to the controversy.
Meanwhile, Joseph Kahn has already been criticized by K-pop fans by being accused of plagiarizing a K-pop music video.
Back in 2015, he was criticized for plagiarizing girl group 2NE1's 'Come Back Home' music video for Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood'.In an interview with 'Han Bam', Joseph Kahn denied the plagiarism accusation by saying, "The images used in music video are very common. Those images can be seen in many SF movies."
(Seo Dakyoung, Credit= SBS Han Bam)