BTS gave a very powerful and inspirational speech at 76th United Nations General Assembly, which opened on September 14. But James Cordon in his monologue poking fun at BTS didn’t sit well with the fans.
It was RM, the leader, who began first, RM with his characteristic poise and charisma addressed major topics like vaccination and environment welfare. He spoke about his own experience of the past years, feeling worried about the events happening around the world, But concluded with a hopeful message, “There were times during the past two years when I, too, felt bewildered and troubled, but still here we have people who cry out, ‘let’s live on, let’s make the best of this moment.”
BTS as the designated representative for the future generations, gave a very honest speech and thus uplifted many hearts and shined a torch of hope, using their position as biggest boyband in the world.
But being a Boyband, even for BTS, is not easy and comes with it’s own prejudices, many a times people put fans and artists down believing them just as simple entertainers dancing among colors and with loud beats and their fans as overexcited teenage girls.
James Cordon in his video said, “BTS has one of the largest ARMY on the planet earth. Historic moment. It actually marks the first time that 15 year old girls everywhere found themselves wishing that they were Secretary General António Guterres.” Many fans came forward to call him out for decreasing the value of the message and band’s hard work.
For those who don’t know: James Corden is no longer our Papa Mochi after using the boys for clout and actively making fun of the fanbase— demoting it from a beautiful, diverse community into a bunch of “15 year old girls”. pic.twitter.com/QWn5hPMAFt
— Namjoons Forced Cackle ⁷ (@ursolovley) September 22, 2021
One fan directly wrote, “James Corden, as a teenage girl myself I just want to take a moment to say leave us alone. I’m not brainless for liking a boy band, and neither does me liking a boy band invalidate their achievements. Stop using my gender and age as a way of mocking other people and what they do.” While some agreed that, “James Corden really just came and called us all 15 year old girls unprovoked.”
BTS ARMY felt unjustly provoked by James Cordon, who has been at good terms with BTS and invited the boys many times in his show. They have had close relationship and have done carpool Karaoke and played hide n seek on the set. BTS’ is about to release their single with Coldplay, My Universe, after doing very well with their songs Butter, Permission to Dance.