BTS, IZ*ONE and how tensions between Korea and Japan play out in K-pop – seoulbeats

BTS, IZ*ONE and how tensions between Korea and Japan play out in K-pop – seoulbeats

Idols’ scandals rarely make headlines outside of Korea and the K-pop fandom. But when a Japanese television appearance by BTS was canceled in early November, it became international news covered by The New York Times, CNN, BBC News and more. At the same time, Japanese-Korean girl group IZ*ONE was navigating controversies amid their debut back

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