While we’re at it can we PLS NOT PUT DOWN AMERICAN ARTISTS just to proclaim BTS as “more relevant than all the American artists combined”? Like who the fuck are you to even say that? Yes be proud of bts being the first kpop group being invited and what not but chill, they didn’t fucking “invent billboards”, the American artists aren’t “irrelevant compared to bts” like sit the fuck down. BTS themselves STRIVED to be on billboards. BBMAs is a huge deal and there is no need to be shitting on the awards or the other artists just to make BTS seem like “kings”. Like fucking grow up
Nobody has to agree with me on this since I understand everyone has their own opinion and such, but assuming that all Western artists have ulterior motives when it comes to their interactions with BTS at/after the BBMAs is kind of … unnecessary?
Sure, I get that is how the industry works and making connections is the way to gain a bigger audience worldwide. But literally claiming every snapchat or collaboration or mention of BTS by another Western artist as the artist being obsequious in order to weasel their way into Eastern culture and reach a wider following makes it come across that you only think BTS are worth the interactions for their money and status. Remember that these Western artists are musicians too, and so, of course, they are going to pay their respects and perhaps try to learn more about BTS, the first Korean pop group in history to make it as nominees, nonetheless win an award on the Billboard Music Awards. That does not mean that they are prying for an opportunity to take advantage of the boys’ fame for their own sake.
Let BTS have their moment. Let them be respected by the artists that we all know they respect without having to assume every little detail. They deserve this time to shine and make an even greater name for themselves in the Western world!
‘Jason Momoa, because I’ve worked with him before and I love him. He gives the best hugs and he’s the nicest man. And he is the actor I’ve worked with the most that has surprised me. You have a preconceived notion about who he is because of what he looks like and he comes in and he acts you off the screen. So I’d love to see him in any role. He doesn’t have to be Aquaman. I don’t care. He can come in and stand in the back of a shot and hold a pint of Guinness if he wants. He’s just a delight to be on set with. I think everyone would watch that. The man is a god. He is a sea god, an actual god.’