BTS’s Garbage Pail Kids Shammy Awards card upsets ARMY; Topps issues an apology
BTS not getting a Grammy was already disheartening for the ARMY. There was numerous discrimination in opposition to the Okay-pop boy band throughout the globe. They’ve been trashed, referred to as out, handed racists feedback on and extra. Nevertheless, the BTS has remained undeterred. Nevertheless, the ARMY will not be taking on something in opposition to BTS and ensure that the septet will get all of the love and respect they deserve. So, not too long ago, Topps had issued the Shammy Awards playing cards whereby they gave a satirical spin on the celebs and the newsmakers from the Grammy occasion. The playing cards featured Harry Types, Billie Eiish, BTS and a number of other different celebs. Nevertheless, what upset the ARMY was the way in which BTS have been represented within the card. Speaking about which, the Garbage Pail Kids’ card for BTS learn, “BTS Bruisers” It featured the septet closely bruised and battered as if being hit by the Grammy trophy. Given the Cease Asian Hate marketing campaign that is been occurring for some time, the card’s illustration of BTS mightily upset the ARMY as none different artists within the playing cards pack had been represented in such a graphic method. They referred to as The Topps Firm out on the identical and demanded an apology.
Billboards who had shared an affiliate hyperlink of the Garbage Pail Kids pack that includes BTS have been additionally slammed. BTS took down their tweet. The graphic designer recognized as Chris Meeks had additionally shared the card however quickly deleted seeing the backlash it acquired. He hasn’t but commented or issued an apology for a similar. Nevertheless, seeing the backlash and the rising momentum of Cease Asian Hate, The Topps Firm issued an apology to the followers and BTS. They assured them that the playing cards will not be printed or accessible for obtain. “We hear and perceive our shoppers who’re upset in regards to the portrayal of BTS in our GPK [Garbage Pail Kids] “Shammy Awards” product and we apologize for together with it. We’ve eliminated the BTS sticker card for the set, we’ve not printed any of the sticker card, and it’ll not be accessible,” the assertion learn.
— Topps (@Topps) March 17, 2021
Followers are nonetheless not proud of the assertion saying that it is not a correct apology. BTS, Bighit Leisure have not responded to the controversy. However then once more, that is not their fashion.
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