Earlier today, The Kelly Clarkson Show, hosted by American singer Kelly Clarkson, was heavily criticized by fans of BTS for using a picture of rookie group BLITZERS instead of BTS.
Following criticism from ARMY for their actions, the official Twitter account for The Kelly Clarkson Show tweeted out an apology and thanked ARMY for their corrections. They stated that they have sent out a new photo to be used for future showings of this episode.
Thank you #BTSArmy. We’re sorry, and we’ve provided our stations with the correct image.
— The Kelly Clarkson Show (@KellyClarksonTV) September 13, 2021
Fans are hesitant to accept the show’s apology and many are demanding more serious action be taken. Furthermore, ARMYs are urging the show to apologize to BTS and BLITZERS as well.
It was incredibly disappointing. Actually, it was a shocking display of unconscious racism, coupled with an unprofessional lack of attention to detail or fact checking.
It’s 2021. Do better, yes. But you should already *be* better. You hv a responsibility in that regard as media
— Ren⁷⟭⟬⟬⟭ (@renkiger_) September 13, 2021
thank you for correcting it but it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. do better.
— bora ⛱ (slow) (@modooborahae) September 13, 2021
Apologize on air and tell your audience what your show and Kelly Clarkson herself will do to combat your own implicit biases and prejudices.
— Miche⁷ (@MicheBangtan) September 13, 2021
Clarkson and Coldplay‘s Chris Martin were discussing the band’s upcoming collaboration with BTS at the time of the incident. Read more about the interview below.