YouTube respond to claims of deleting views from BTS ‘ON’ music video

Published: 28/Feb/2020 17:23

by Jacob Hale


YouTube has responded to fans of Korean Pop band BTS – commonly known as the BTS Army – who have accused the video platform of deleting tens of millions views on the group’s new music video, ‘ON’.

The music video became a record-breaker within hours of its release, with 1.54 million viewers tuning in for its premiere on February 27, and 18m within four hours.

At the time of writing – around 24 hours after launch – the video sits at around 46 million views. However, many BTS fans claim that multiple millions of views were deleted from the video, ranging from anywhere between 67-100 million views allegedly gone from the video.

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67 million seems to be the common number that BTS fans are stating, posting screenshots or videos of a view count for the video seemingly going down from in the hundreds of millions and got #YtBring67MBack trending the day after on February 28.

After an inundation of tweets, bad reviews and accelerated communication from the BTS fanbase, YouTube has responded to someone who accused them of “deleting views.”

Including a link to an information page on the topic, TeamYouTube on Twitter said: “It’s normal to see views slow down, freeze, or adjust while we verify that those are real and accurate.”

This makes sense, considering ‘view-botting’ is, unfortunately, a common practice, and people want to make their viewership figures look higher, so YouTube need to make sure they’re cutting down on any issues of creators manipulating viewcount.

Given how many views the video got in such a short space of time, this explanation for why views might have ‘disappeared’ makes sense, but it can’t be verified whether BTS definitely suffered at the hands of YouTube “deleting views” or not.

As expected, the tweet was met with some criticism, including BTS fans calling them “corrupt” and simply refusing to believe the response.

The response doesn’t give any clear evidence either way, whether views were removed from the video or not for whatever reason.

However, BTS fans seem to have made their minds up and are making their voice heard – demanding YouTube give them their 67 million views back.


Day6’s Jae Park calls out “toxic” side of the K-Pop community

Published: 19/Nov/2020 18:28

by Dexerto


K-Pop star Jae Park from the band Day6 has outlined his thoughts on the pattern of “toxic” behavior from people on the internet, after reacting to hate comments live on a Twitch stream.

Day6 is a hugely popular five member K-Pop group that debuted in 2015, that has since gone on to secure a substantial fan base both in Korea and worldwide.

Jae is a vocalist and electric guitarist for the band, and while he originally grew up in the US, he moved to Korea when he was offered a contract with an entertainment company following his participation in a reality show.

It’s safe to say that the K-Pop industry is a booming one, and with its recent surge in popularity across the globe, a new crop of passionate fans have joined the ever-expanding community to support their favorite artists.

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Jae has been making waves on Twitch, and even collaborated OfflineTV.

However, it’s no secret that sometimes things can be taken to the extreme by certain people, leaving the reputation of the industry as a whole at stake. No one is more aware of this than the stars themselves, and in his November 17 stream, Jae shared his thoughts on the issue.

Jae Park shares his opinion on cancel culture

Initially, he shared a hate comment he once received online where somebody said “I like Jae better when he speaks Korean because he has less of an opinion.” Jae responded “isn’t that crazy” and added that “apparently opinions are cancellable offenses now.”

Jae went on to explain that “I don’t think they’re being rude. This is what I think is happening. I think the younger generation is starting to believe that that’s acceptable behavior.”

“The sad truth is that eventually within, I’d say within the next decade, all our faces are gonna be plastered onto our socials. They may be 14, 15, 12, even 20 or 30 now, what happens in ten years when they’re trying to get a job?… And they have this incredible history of toxic behavior plastered on their social media accounts. What happens then?”

He continued, “there’s a certain type of weight attached to that, and eventually, it’s not gonna be karma, it’s gonna be exactly what you said showing up on your feed ten years from now.” The chat was flooded with support for the star, with many who agreed with his point of view.

Jae continues to grow his Twitch following which currently sits at a little over 248,000, playing games like Detroit: Become Human and Among Us.