1 week Big-brand BTS promotions disappear as band sparks uproar in China Inquirer
HONG KONG --- South Korean boyband BTS is facing a barrage of criticism in China after its leader made remarks about the Korean War, and several big-name brands, including Samsung, have apparently distanced themselves from the K-pop group amid the uproar. The controversy is the latest example of the political landmines lying in wait for big brands in China, the world's second-largest economy. The leader of BTS, known by the initials RM, upset many people in China in a speech when the band received an award from a U.S.-based organization for their contribution to South Korea-U.S. relations. RM invoked a ... more