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Fans react to BTS viral album trailer for Map of the Soul: 7

Published: 3/Feb/2020 9:10 Updated: 3/Feb/2020 12:36

by Jacob Hale

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On February 2, K-Pop group BTS released a trailer for their upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7, and within hours it had accrued over 12 million views on YouTube and ridiculous amounts of fanfare.

BTS are no strangers to viral hits, with their fans seeming to dominate social media and garnering views and plays in the billions. Their 2017 hit DNA is nearing 1 billion views alone.

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With the trailer for their new upcoming album now finally out for fans to enjoy, it’s seeing a similar quick rise to success and fans have given all of their thoughts on the “Outro: Ego” video – and for the most part, they’re thoroughly impressed.

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The new trailer has risen through the YouTube charts very quickly in the short time since its release.

The track is an eclectic mix of sounds, including a sampling of a beat from debut album ‘2 COOL 4 SKOOL,’ all bound together by J-Hope bringing his energy to the pop song, with one fan even calling him “the most positive person in the world.”

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Another comment on the video said that “J-Hope is so cute and cool, cheerful, and the music is super cool. Listen and enjoy the best.”

Fans are head-over-heels for BTS’ latest release.

One Twitter user touched on some analysis of the track and the trailer as a whole. She said: “With BTS, there will always be layers to analyze. They continue to challenge themselves with every piece they release. So, I’ll leave the music (incredible), the imagery (captivating), the HOSEOK (blindingly bright) for everyone else.”

The trailer is clearly adored by fans already – one Twitter search of ‘BTS’ sees hundreds of tweets pouring in from fans asking everyone that will notice to stream their songs, watch their videos or simply to shed some light on the band.

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Many fans are even speculating about what the trailer means, particularly because of the fact that it is an outro, with some believing that it essentially pulls in everything the album will be about thematically, musically and emotionally.

You would be hard pushed to find a fan that is even neutral on the song, let alone having anything negative to say about it. And, if they do, you can guarantee the BTS army will drown them out.

Map of the Soul: 7 releases on February 21.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.