B-Free’s Apology to BTS and ARMY
After the incident, many BTS fans set out to release their anger on B-Free through SNS means, demanding that he apologize. Even Bang Shi-hyuk, the CEO of Big Hit Entertainment, BTS’s agency, and also BTS’s producer, expressed his disappointment via Twitter, “I think that speaking on your mind is the basic attitude of hip-hop. But no matter what the genre, shouldn’t do you know when the time or place is or isn’t appropriate? It was another party to celebrate their one-year anniversary. If you can’t keep what you have to say to yourself, wouldn’t it be better to not come on? ”
Rather than remaining silent about the situation, B-Free tried to explain to the angry fans tweeting him that it was just his nature to poke fun, writing in English, “Truly blessed to have come from nothing and have people talking about me. Only makes I want to work harder and make music better, and maybe I can be a better person in the process, I just make fun of things from a perspective where if a man wears makeup and dances like a lady Gaga, I just meant to make fun and that’s it. ”
After some time of retweeting angry fan comments and responding in a joking manner back at some of them, he also wrote, “Ah, today was enjoyable! The fact that I have this much of an effect on this many people! Anyways, if you’re truly still thinking about what I said for more than 20 minutes, I honestly suggest that you go find yourself a boyfriend.” He also took to his Instagram to share a photo of BTS fans from the event, with the caption, “Calm down ...”
In January 2016, B-free finally apologized to BTS via his Twitter, but just a few days after apologizing to BTS and their fans, the Hi-Lite Records rapper B-Free did a 180 and went on the attack.
On January 30, 2016, B-Free posted that he would bitchslap BTS the next time he sees them and said, “I swear bts got some retarded-ass fans.” he also added, “y’all did it congrats! when I see your oppas i’mma bitch slap them so hard for all of yall, thank you”
@BTS_twt 지난 제 행동에 대해 bts 와 bts 팬들에게 진심으로 사과드립니다. 언제 얼굴을 보면서 말할수 있겠지 했지만…우선 이렇게라도 미음을 표현합니다.
— free (@chrt_free) July 13, 2019
On July 14, 2019, through his official Twitter account (@chrt_free), B-Free apologized for his previous actions towards BTS, “To BTS and their fans I am so sorry for all the emotional pain I’ve caused. “Please forgive me. Wish the best.” He then mentioned BTS in a separate Tweet, and wrote in Korean, “I’m incredibly sorry to BTS and BTS’s fans for my past actions. I thought that I’d be able to say this face-to-face one day but…for now, I’ll express [my thoughts] like this.”
the k-netz reactions to B-Free’s apology on NAVER site:
- [+2,391, -11] He called BTS ‘BTS b*tches’ and humiliated them in other extreme ways right to their faces. He’s only apologizing now because he wants attention so please don’t feed the troll.
- [+986, -8] ^^ We told him to don’t even bother apologizing but of course he never listens ^^
- [+560, -1] Who?
- [+445, -2] Why is this in the celebrity news section when no one knows who he is…
- [+371, -4] Nugu..
- [+123, -0] Suga was 20 and Namjoon was 19 at the time, and it still makes me upset to think of them staying quiet while listening to him, though I’m sure being rookies had a lot to do with their intimidation as well ㅜ BTS has earned their justice and that’s all that matters. He needs to stop talking and apologizing.
- [+116, -2] I still can’t watch that video of him dissing them. He said so many rude things to their faces, and I just don’t think I can stand to watch the facial expressions of the kids.
- [+101, -2] I think I remember him saying that BTS became more famous because he dissed them ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ he’s so pathetic, just ignore the troll
on Seoul News via Nate:
1. [+1,554, -21] As if any of that matters now ㅋㅋㅋ
2. [+1,399, -16] He’s baiting attention for himself… I doubt they even know you exist ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
3. [+1,245, -14] Why? Why now?…?
4. [+122, -3] He’s only saying that because he knows if he mentions BTS, his name will get in the news ㅋㅋ what a thug
5. [+97, -2] He’s gotta do what he can to get attention for himself
6. [+81, -1] He publicly said all those things about RapMon and Suga when they were so young then, and now that they’re worldwide superstars, he’s apologizing? I don’t feel an ounce of genuine feeling in this. Too bad people like idol rappers who wear makeup than pathetic hip-hop losers like you. Enjoy living the rest of your life as a ‘nugu’ (as unknown).
7. [+80, -3] Just another super ‘nugu’ (another unknown) acting up ㅋㅋ stay quiet
8. [+69, -2] Pretty sure it’s not only BTS who deserves an apology?
9. [+62, -3] The greatest form of revenge is your own success and I’m proud of BTS
10. [+53, -2] Trying to get a ride on BTS fame
and also on theqoo site,
1. I feel something ironic.
2. He is a Korean rapper, right? Why does he not write in Korean?
3. ????? He will not apologize if BTS unsuccessful.
4. I really hate him.
5. These days, do people apologize through SNS? He should apologize directly to BTS.
6. He’s trying to get attention, he’s a failed hip hop artist.
7. At that time, Bang Si Hyuk was so angry that Bang Si Hyuk went to his company because Bang Si Hyuk wanted to talk. He is a trash man.
8. Does he hear ‘Mic Drop’? Don’t apologize because he is not eligible now.
9. I’m not a fan, but I feel sad whenever I look at BTS’s faces at that time. I wonder how they feel at the time.
10. He will not apologize if BTS is not as popular as it’s now. So bitter
11. 5 years later, why now? …..
12. Suddenly???? So funny! ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ
13. Success is the best revenge is right.
14. I don’t know who he is because I’m not a BTS fan, but when I see Koreans apologize to Koreans and see everything in English, his apology has no sincerity.
15. I don’t even know who B-Free is …
Many ARMY consider the apologies from B-Free to be too late, considering that this happened in 2013. It’s only now B-Free has apologized to BTS and ARMY, after BTS became successful and famous throughout the world. Of course, this has caused Many BTS fans to refuse to accept B-Free apologies. Even B-Free’s music video entitled ‘James Bond‘ has more than six times the amount of dislikes, compared to the number of likes.
Apart from that, let’s continue to support and look forward to the latest comeback from BTS this February. Of course, they have worked hard to give their best on their new album. Don’t forget to stream and continue to protect BTS from people who want to hurt the group, and make BTS proud to have us as ARMY!