K-drama viewers question scene after 'Tomorrow' slammed for using BTS for death prop

Viewers think the network channel MBC had negative intentions for using BTS' names and birthdates for a prop that mentions dead people


                            K-drama viewers question scene after 'Tomorrow' slammed for using BTS for death prop
Fans feel it was intentional since BTS' label BigHit and 'Tomorrow's network MBC allegedly had beef in 2019 (@mbcdrama_now/Instagram, BTS/Weverse)
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While ‘Tomorrow’ was the next exciting K-drama when it was announced thanks to its star-studded cast list including three K-pop idol actors, its reception hasn’t been that warm in South Korea. Dealing with heavy topics like suicide, body-shaming, depression and Japan’s comfort women, the K-drama was applauded by international fans who are watching it on Netflix. Unfortunately, Korean viewers who prefer light-hearted or fantastical dramas have gone on to ignore it on cable while BTS fans are slamming it for another reason.

Which just one more week to go before the K-drama ends we had a BTS fan making a post on Korean chat forums that has gone viral. OP (original poster) shared a screenshot of one of the scenes where BTS members' names and birthdays were being used for a sheet that mentions deaths. In episode 7 of 'Tomorrow', the departed souls have to fill in their name and date of birth before they can enter the afterworld.

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‘Tomorrow’ uses BTS’ names and birthdays for prop

Eagle-eyed viewers noticed that in the sheet, V’s real name Kim Taehyung was filled in with his birth date and month. In the next line, while the name was different, the birthday used was that of BTS’ youngest member, Jungkook. Fans said that it was too much of a coincidence and also pointed out the alleged beef that BTS’ label BigHit and MBC, ‘Tomorrow’s network have had in the past. Fans and even insiders had claimed that MBC had excluded labelmates TXT and GFriend from their 2019 year-end music festival since BTS had not attended.

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The list includes Kim Taehyung, his birth month and the date of December 30. In the next row, we have Jungkook's full birthday September 1, 1997 (Tomorrow/Netflix)

Well, with MBC making references to BTS for a death-related prop in ‘Tomorrow’, many are offended and have taken to slamming the show. In real-time, the K-drama’s internet ratings fell drastically as ARMY took to giving low ratings and negative feedback on Google, Netflix and IMDb. They are also mass-emailing BigHit to take legal action against MBC for using BTS' names in a negative way.

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Update: MBC representatives have responded that it is all a coincidence, "They are merely a combination of numbers, and there are no other intentions behind them."

‘This was so unnecessary’

One ARMY shared the drastic fall in ratings, “The ratings going down already, hybe should also do something about this.” Another fan tweeted, “‘It's just fiction’ then use fictional names. why did they use real names.” A lot of ARMY who actually enjoyed the show were upset, “The drama is actually nice and has good story line, but wth is this? are they like serious? this isn't funny.” One Knetz felt, “This cannot be a coincidence, they're showing their intentions. This is f*cking dark.”

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One user added, “It's always mbc just because BTS didn't attend their gayo they are putting their names on a list of d*ad people. I mean how can u go that low.” Another viewer pointed out, “This drama was getting one of the highest ratings and now watch it go down all the way to hell, this was so unnecessary wtf????” One viewer added, “They really did dirty .... When i watched it i was so happy... Even I thought it would be drama of the year something like that ... But now I'm so disappointed ☹️... I feel bad for actors who gave their 100% to this…”

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