Polish TVP‘s nightly journalistic program W tyle wizji is under fire after making racist and homophobic comments towards BTS.
Earlier this year, one Polish television program received heavy criticism after making racist comments towards Jungkook and J-Hope.
Now another Polish television show has been outed for their hosts’ racist and derogatory comments towards the members. In their segment, even though they stated that they “Liked BTS,” they referred to the members’ outfits as “ice cream”, which carries a very homophobic connotation, and also included a comment that is considered racist, referring to the stereotype that all Asians have slanted eyes.
Hi armys, so polish tv once again said something racist about bts so we would like you to report this whole situation to bighit and spread this information, thank you! This is the translation of what they've said, ik it's disgusting #tvpisoverparty pic.twitter.com/ZupGQc1dkr
— 호석.ʰᵒᵇⁱ (@Clottillde) June 11, 2020
The television station in question is TVP, who according to ARMY, are known to be racist in their commentary.
Polish TV reporters once again showed us how to not do their work by attacking BTS.
Here is video with English subtitles.
— julcia 💫 (@julesxsmoothie) June 12, 2020
The show actually directly refers to the January 2020 incident where a different Polish television program made racist remarks towards Jungkook and J-Hope, but then they proceed to do it themselves. The hosts also continuously mispronounce BTS, and also throw in many comments about how much they like K-Pop in an attempt to cover themselves.
A more definitive breakdown of what “icemans” means in Polish slang terms is that it can refer to performing a sexual act on a male. The image below does contain some graphic language.
However, the hosts may not have actually meant to refer to the BTS members in a homophobic way, based on another ARMY’s explanation of the term.
Nevertheless, ARMY are working to have their voices heard by the show’s producers, and are angry that such comments about BTS could be made and construed on live television.
today. a polish tv have made very disrespectful and racist comments about bt5 calling them c0cksuckers and more.
since bh cant do anything about it. use this template to directly email the tv show and ask for actions to be taken against who said it. https://t.co/beNAZwdRjt
— BTS SNIPER⁷ bIm ACAB 🐋 (@BTS_SNIPPER) June 11, 2020
Those two reporters from Polish national tv TVP were extremely racist and disrespectful towards BTS. They made awful “jokes” about our boys. PLEASE SPREAD AND MAKE THEM APOLOGIZE #tvpisoverparty
cr. @YeonLiv pic.twitter.com/HVXet9RBx6
— 생이 허락하는날까지 함께 하기를.. (@OxXijHkhGCLZCST) June 12, 2020
polish television once again insulted BTS. I'm disgusted. Let's do it againnn. #TVPISOVERPARTY
— Elizabeth (@Elizabe41373169) June 11, 2020
To every ARMY in the country and abroad, in polish tv people made racist ”jokes” about BTS so now polish ARMYs are trying to ruin someone's carrier AGAIN. You're welcome to join #tvpisoverparty
— btissbombom⁷ 💙 (@btissbom) June 11, 2020