Tucker Carlson learned a valuable lesson today: if you come for K-pop, K-pop fans will come for you.
speaking on Tucker Carlson tonight On Tuesday, the Fox News host and notorious Russian sycophant took aim at K-pop’s most dangerous target: BTS. The global megastars were in Washington to discuss “Asian inclusion and representation” and anti-Asian discrimination with President Joe Biden — something Tucker just didn’t sit well with.
“Yeah, so we asked a Korean pop group to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States,” he said. “Okay. Good job guys.”
If questioning the activism of one of the planet’s most popular musical artists wasn’t enough to infuriate BTS-loving ARMY digital infantry, Carlson then suggested extending House invites. Blanche to youth icons like BTS were helping to “degrade” America. “And it works,” he added.
Upon learning of Carlson’s comments, Twitter (rightly) lost its shit, exploding with memes and fervent prayers for ARMY to decimate Fox’s figurehead into oblivion. “He doesn’t know the strength he just woke up,” one user tweeted – and anyone unfortunate enough to have made even a lighthearted joke about BTS online would call that an understatement. Strength? More like a relentless, 24/7 onslaught of pain. In short: RIP to the Tucker mentions.
Things are so bad at the White House that even the media can no longer ignore it. pic.twitter.com/wmqZxpi81r
—Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 1, 2022
The cable news quack is apparently unaware that the powerhouse of K-pop — consisting of Jungkook, V, Jimin, Suga, Jin, RM and J-Hope — has already spoken out against anti-Asian violence in the United States. United, so their White House invite isn’t exactly what Carlson claims to be. In March 2021, BTS tackled the then-recent crime wave targeting Asians across America. “We stand against racial discrimination,” BTS wrote in a statement along with the hashtags #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate. “We remember times when we were discriminated against as Asians. We endured swearing for no reason and made fun of our appearance. We were even asked why Asians speak in English.
“The way we think is that everything we do, and our existence itself, contributes to the hope of leaving behind this xenophobia, these negative things. We also hope that members of the minority will gain energy and strength of our existence,” RM said. rolling stone in the cover of the group in May 2021. “Yes, there is xenophobia, but there are also a lot of people who are very accepting. . . . The fact that we have had success in the United States is very significant in itself. »
Ultimately, BTS’s comments served only as a poorly planned preamble to an interview with fellow shit-stirrer Candace Owens discussing Biden’s White House “disarray.” BTS probably won’t mind Carlson’s quip – especially ahead of the upcoming release of their anthology album, Evidence. But Tucker? He just guaranteed that his answers will become a wasteland of Jimin fancams and J-Hope GIFs for eternity.
At ease, ARMY. You have done your duty.