McDonald’s Vietnam has been feeling the wrath of not just any K-pop fans but the BTS ARMYs.
Ever since its launch worldwide, the BTS meal has been selling out everywhere with scalpers reselling their BTS meal paper bags and sauces. Despite it just being nuggets, this collab was truly a successful hit.
However, McDonald’s Vietnam made a glaring error by printing a promotional poster of another boy group, EXO (엑소). In case you didn’t know, the image used was the EXO in Dubai wallpaper. It didn’t take long before fans flocked to McDonald’s social media to demand a formal apology and a valid explanation.
ARMY also pointed out that it was not only insulting to BTS (방탄소년단) but illegal since EXO aren’t the ambassadors for McDonald’s. Hence, you may notice the hashtag #McDonaldsApologizeToEXO trending on Twitter for the past few days.
McDonald’s Vietnam has since issued the following apology:
Having said that, EXO fans (known as EXOLs) still feel that McDonald’s owe their idols a proper apology.