Despite not receiving any nominations for this year’s Grammy Awards, Kpop group BTS will be gracing the stage for a performance! However, it’s not what fans were expecting.
Twitter has been abuzz ever since it was revealed that BTS will not be performing any of their songs. Rather, they will be performing with Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for their hit single “Old Town Road.” ARMYs criticized the event organizers for merely “reducing” the band as “back-up dancers” and for not allowing them space to showcase their talents. This led to the hashtag #BTSDeservesBetter to trend online.
Here’s what some are saying about it:
WHAT THE??? ARE THIS EVEN FOR REAL???? WHY WOULD YOU PUT BTS INTO BACKUP ACTS??? ARE YOU KIDDING US?? BETTER TO NOT INVITE THEM NEXT TIME THAN TO DISRESPECT THEM LIKE THIS !!!! @RecordingAcad #BTSDeservesBetter pic.twitter.com/dwNVQ7Ig1G
— nikka¿? (@mcneeeka) January 25, 2020
they’ve never performed to their full potential, and why? because the western music industry doesn’t want to admit that an international boyband can take over the world, they’re simply embarrassed. #BTSdeservesbetter pic.twitter.com/xfPjkcnjO8
— zee ⁷ (@vtaegoo) January 25, 2020
Why stay silent? BTS didn’t achieve a daesang all-kill because we accepted the system for what it is. They’ve been achieving so much because they and we refuse to let the system, traditions, and standards limit them. It’s not whining, it’s knowing their worth. #BTSdeservesbetter
— ishi ⁷ 2/21🍸 (@ishimaeRM) January 25, 2020
bruh bts out performs all other artists yet they are background singers for this one hit wonder #BTSdeservesbetter
— TJ ⁷ (@todorokitaes) January 25, 2020
bts are NOT your free ticket to millions of viewers.
bts are NOT your backup dancers.
bts are NOT some group whose fame will die down in a year or two.
bts ARE talented performers with amazing capabilities, allow them to be that. #BTSdeservesbetter pic.twitter.com/RmOrkjNCv9
— louise (@vantae_mono) January 25, 2020
Even Liza Soberano, a BTS fan, aired out her frustration about it on her Instagram account. “Grammy’s the worst tbh,” she wrote.
The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, January 26 (Monday, January 27 in Philippine time).
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