K-Pop idol boy group BTS recently appeared on US broadcasting station CBS’s ‘Sunday Morning’ for an interview, but as many fans may have noticed, they didn’t seem like their usual bright and uptempo selves.
The reason all lies in the map illustration of the Korean peninsula.
If you look closely, the body of water surrounding the Korean peninsula is labeled as “Sea of Japan”. And if you know you’re Korean history well, you’d be very well aware that South Korea, even North Korea in this case, are mortal enemies of Japan.
South Korean netizens have also criticized the US media for using a map that may misinform people who are unaware of the nation’s history and geographical information.
And BTS clearly did not seem happy at all to see how the map was labeled. You can see their expressions below.