BTS Army flays Tucker Carlson for comments on White House visit

Washington DC - BTS fans were sent into a furry after Fox News host Tucker Carlson addressed the band's recent trip to the White House.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson (r.) made disparaging comments about K-pop group BTS' recent trip to the White House.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson (r.) made disparaging comments about K-pop group BTS' recent trip to the White House.  © Collage: Kevin Dietsch / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Carlson snidely criticized President Joe Biden, the White House, and the K-pop superstars over the visit in a segment of his show on Tuesday.

"Things have gotten very bad for Joe Biden, both public-facing and internally. What are they doing about it? Well, they broke glass in case of emergency and invited a Korean pop group to speak at the White House today," Carlson said.

Carlson also sought to delegitimize the reason the group was there, which was to speak on anti-Asian crime, equality, and Asian inclusion in media.

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"Yeah, so we got a Korean pop group to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States. Okay. Good job, guys."

If reporters should know anything, it's that you should NEVER mess with the BTS Army.

Journalist @Scaachi said that she once wrote a positive article on the group and still receives hate mail for characterizing BTS member V as an introvert.

Unfortunately for Carlson, he found out the hard way.

BTS Army claps back at Tuck

Hundreds of fans were lined up outside the White House on Tuesday to welcome BTS.
Hundreds of fans were lined up outside the White House on Tuesday to welcome BTS.  © STEFANI REYNOLDS / AFP

The New York Times recently said that Carlson's show "may be the most racist show in the history of cable news."

As many in the US agree, and after his latest attack, the BTS Army decided to fight back.

Fans took to social media to let the outspoken anchor know that he crossed the line this time.

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One user called it "one of the worst media decisions he's ever made," also stating the BTS Army "will haunt him for the rest of time."

Many users also pointed out that despite Carlson's political opinions, BTS has been pushing a message of equality and unity for years now. Even if the White House event was for a photo op, their message still carries weight and has reached millions of people around the world.

It would be great if Tucker Carlson finally learned a lesson from all of this, but we won't get our hopes up.

Cover photo: Collage: Kevin Dietsch / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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