#disneyisoverparty: BTS Army cancels Disney for using the boy band 'for clout' during 'ARDYs Summer Playlist'

The show featured Sofia Carson's performance of BTS track 'Boy With Luv' and Radio Disney shared several ARDYs-related GIFs, including ones featuring BTS but the band was nowhere to be seen


                            #disneyisoverparty: BTS Army cancels Disney for using the boy band 'for clout' during 'ARDYs Summer Playlist'
BTS (Getty Images)
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The BTS Army's anger shall not be squelched as they now turn their attention to the Disney empire for what they perceive as disrespect towards their beloved boy band, who were largely omitted from the 'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist' show that aired on July 11. That is, if one doesn't count the Sofia Carson cover of 'Boy With Luv', which was also slammed by the Army for a variety of reasons.

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The Army is now trending #disneyisoverparty in retaliation to Disney's choice to air the Carson cover performance instead of having BTS perform the song themselves, with some accusing Disney of racism and others declaring the company was simply using BTS for 'clout'. One Army shared, "The only thing I liked about Disney was frozen anyways, F**K ANYONE WHO USES BTS FOR CLOUT, F**K DISNEY, STAN BTS AND STREAM BLACKSWAN #disneyisoverparty." Another said, "This had been coming for A LONG TIME you can’t use me anymore ARMY IS PISSED," while some wondered, "Are we surprised."

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Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the 'Today' Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020, in New York City (Getty Images)

BTS won the Global Phenom Awards at the ARDYs (A Radio Disney Music Celebration), a first for a K-Pop artist in Jun 17, 2019. Unfortunately, their acceptance speech was omitted. As a result, the Army ended up watching an hour-long show but the band was nowhere to be seen.

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One Army said, "Yoongi was vibing and Disney did them dirty," another stated, "I HATE ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FLOPPED ARTISTS YALL USED BTS FOR CLOUT AND GOT ME WAITING FOR 1 HOUR FOR WHAT????? NOTHING. THIS IS BULL***T I HATE YALL I HATE LIFE," one tweeted, "The level of disrespect wtf," and another Army said, "Disney rlly said let’s use BTS for views cause our ratings have gone downhill." And Army continued to call Disney out for 'using' BTS, tweeting, "LMFAOOOO WORD YALL ONLY EVER USE BTS FOR CLOUT AND U F***IN KNOW IT. It’s a whole capital ploy when it comes to you b****es, BTS doesn’t need you guys LMFAOOO I don’t think you guys understand just how successful they are. Stop taking them for granted."

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Army are already planning their next course of action, with one tweeting, "So who wants to come and sue @radiodisney with me?" and another sharing, "I’m just gonna keep tweeting #disneyisoverparty."

Some users didn't understand the canceling party, however. Disney does, after all, have a history of problematic choices that range from its treatment of its young stars and its employees to some extremely racist caricatures and songs in their earliest works, so it might seem like a cancelation is long overdue. But for some users, this latest cancellation is odd for a different reason. One angry user shared, "So #disneyisoverparty because they used some shitty *ss k pop boy band for views? WHERE THE F**K WERE YOU ALL WHEN DISNEY RUINED STAR WARS?!?!?! AND SPIDER-MAN?!?!?!" Others were confused by the act of cancelation itself, asking, "So how do you guys decide who to cancel? Is there some hat with names in it?"

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