2 things that everyone needs to remember is that, don’t be racist and never ever, ever mess with BTS or BTS fans, the ARMY!
Last Saturday, BTS made history as the first K-pop group to perform on “SNL” (Saturday Night Live), and while there’s nothing wrong with their performance, a real estate agent who couldn’t keep his comment to himself decided to tweet this.
“They look like kids. How old are they? Are Asian women even attracted to their own men?” read the now-deleted tweet by Brian Hughes in respond to another tweet by Brian Steinberg, a TV editor at Variety who commented, “If any of these kids are actually singing I’ll eat the backstage llama.”
While both tweets are equally insulting, ARMYs are more angered by Hughes’ comment for being racist and demeaning towards Asians in general.
Here’s Brian’s profile on his company website. I’ve also included a list of @HLResidential exec contact info. It’s imperative that his managers know what he thinks of his Asian clientele. pic.twitter.com/Pibnlg5x2S
— Shang Ho (@AsianRailroader) April 14, 2019
Seeing the remarks, ARMY immediately searched the background of Hughes and found out that he worked for Highline Residential.
After the ARMYs called out Hughes and his employer, the company responded by issuing and apology and announced that Hughes is no longer a part of Highline Residential.
We want to apologize to everyone for the inappropriate tweet sent by Brian Hughes. His comment does not at all reflect Highline's values. We are proud to represent a diverse workforce and clientele. Our relationship with Brian has been terminated.
— Highline Residential (@HLResidential) April 15, 2019
So what did we learn here? If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say nothing at all. Also, don’t mess with BTS!