“You will regret crossing ARMYs”: BTS fans call out Spanish host for making a racist comment on J-hope
ARMYs have called out popular Spanish host Pablos Motos for making racist comments against BTS member J-hope on the Spanish show El Hormiguero.
The Jack in the Box hitmaker recently attended Dior’s Fashion show in Paris, where he was seated alongside his bandmate Jimin and many other international celebrities. At the fashion show, he was praised for his fashion and star power display.
However, Spanish host and comedian Pablos Motos had some unflattering words for the Arson singer. The host was discussing various celebrities, one of which happened to be BTS' J-hope. Reacting to the Jack in the Box singer, the comedian-host said, “friki japonés,” which translates to Japanese Freak.
Enraged ARMYs took to Twitter to slam Pablos Motos for making such a racist comment about J-hope. User @yoongisrinn wrote:
"You'll regret crossing with the Armys."
ARMYs defend BTS’ J-hope against racist comments made on the Spanish show El Hormiguero
After Pablos Motos made the racist comment about J-hope, BTS’ fans have lambasted the Spanish comedian for categorizing all East Asians into one category. Moreover, they also added that he ignorantly called the BTS member a Japanese when he is South Korean.
Fans have also taken offense to the word “freak,” which has a negative connotation. ARMYs have taken to social media to defend the Jack in the Box singer against the racist comments. As it happens, they have demanded Pablos Motos’ removal from El Hormiguero and that he and the Spanish show issue an apology to the MORE singer and his fandom.
This isn’t the first time a BTS member has received unnecessary hate and xenophobic comments targeted at them. Moreover, ARMYs have stated that Pablo Motos is known for making racist and misogynist comments on El Hormiguero.
BTS’ J-hope’s Spanish fanbase has also issued a statement from their end, condemning the racist and derogatory usage of the word “freak” on El Hormiguero. In addition, they revealed that the host’s attitude is not reflective of Spanish people’s overwhelming love for BTS and its members.
So far, El Hormiguero has not issued a statement of clarification on the issue.
BTS’ J-hope’s MORE outfit auctioned for charity
BTS’ J-hope has recently auctioned his outfit from the pre-release song MORE for charity. The entire ensemble, which included a stylish dark jumpsuit, bunny ears, and Jack in the Box album photoshoot was listed for auction with MusiCares.
Unsurprisingly, the Arson singer's pre-auction has surpassed the original pre-auction of $4,000 USD to $6,000 USD and currently stands at $12,500 USD, with a little over a week remaining until the auction ends. However, this isn’t the first time BTS has auctioned their outfits or valuables for charity at MusiCares.
In 2020, the Proof singers sold their colored microphones used throughout their Love Yourself tour for $83,200 USD. It was originally estimated to sell between $10,000 USD and $20,000 USD. However, BTS surpassed that range. Not only that, the septet’s Dynamite music video outfits were also sold for a staggering $162,500 USD.
In other news, the Arson singer's solo documentary J-hope in the Box will be released on February 17, a day before the singer’s birthday, on Disney Plus and Weverse worldwide.