Breaking record after records worldwide, ranking number 1 several times on the US charts, and numerous global awards. It came to a surprise that they were just nominated for 4 categories.
- Best Collaboration
- Art Direction
- MTV has also created Best K-pop category
Army (BTS Fans) believe that BTS has been purposely excluded from many of the main categories. Lucy Ford an entertainment reporter agreed by saying, “”I think they have been snubbed,” “I think we still have a really narrow view on what constitutes a mainstream artist, which is dictated by chart success and radio play. What’s more mainstream nowadays is what people watch on the internet. If we measure that, BTS is arguably more successful than most of the artists nominated for a VMA.”
Do not get me wrong. Music is universal you cannot just categories them according to language or nationality. The fact is when BTS is topping chart after chart in the US and broke The Beatles iconic Billboard chart record. Not to forget their music MV Boy With Luv broke all YouTube records. It’s unfair for them to not be included in the top 3 categories which are Artist, Video, and Song of the Year.
BTS Army has taken to Twitter to create #VMAsXenophobic #VMARacists #VMAvsArmy #VMAsareoverparty
Here’s a highlight of what Army are tweeting