After some people reduced the band to “these Asians,” it’s sparked renewed conversations about representation.
K-Pop group BTS nabbed the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, becoming the first K-Pop crew to ever win a Billboard award. They beat out Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes.
Their win was supported by their extremely loyal and devoted fans, who call themselves their “Army.”
The hashtag for the group, “#BTSBBMAS,” was tweeted 300 million times alone before the awards, Soompi reported.
“We still cannot believe that we’re standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards,” band member Rap Monster said accepting the award.
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