Welcome back to BTS and Other Things.

Since when has anyone given a flying fuck about a Billboard chart?

These things are not determined by some open-ended metric for artists across the world to compete and build their platform. These charts don’t work for you unless your team is in…


this is my pinned comment from our livestream at bby gang wherein we watched and discussed youtuber d’angelo wallace’s video, “i don’t like BTS’ new song.”

here’s my TLDR for d’angelo and those who don’t want to watch the full stream:

the video is mostly kinda bad. though it’s…


Everything about BTS can relate to something deeper. That’s why I’m starting a Medium column called BTS and Other Things. In this column, I will sometimes write about BTS, and sometimes write about other things. And if you don’t like it, nice

One of the easiest ways to assert one’s…


Doing so only hurts both the Black and Asian communities

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Last week, Laura Huang, an author and associate professor at Harvard Business School, addressed in a tweet the exponential rise in anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year. “I want to see how passionately people (incl other POC) will stand up for Asians,” she wrote. …


People want to understand K-pop stans after their contributions to the Black Lives Matter movement. The first rule: They are not a monolith.

Fans at the Changwon K-pop World Festival. Photo: Ed Jones/Getty Images

On Monday, the Korean boy group Tomorrow X Together (TXT) was interviewed by Good Day New York anchor Rosanna Scotto about their upcoming performance at the KCON:TACT festival. Toward the end of the exchange, Scotto posed a question that seemed to catch them off guard:

“Do you know anything about…


BTS at Wembley Stadium, June 2019.

K-pop fans are doing good things for social justice and people are stunned by it. But why are they stunned? Buzzfeed writer Eleanor Bate, an ARMY (BTS stan), suggested via a tweet that much of it comes from a subconscious misogyny; a lack of attentiveness towards the transforming political orientations…


In the face of coronavirus, people are resorting to the same bigoted attacks that led to Chin’s murder in Detroit 38 years ago

Lily Chin, Vincent Chin’s mother, leaving Detroit’s City Building. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

In 1982, Japan’s growing success in the automobile industry left U.S. companies with declining opportunities. The United States was struggling, still traumatized from the worst recession since the Great Depression. Some people sought a scapegoat.

That summer, Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American draftsman, was murdered in Detroit. His killers…


https://twitter.com/i/status/1161060099114381313

do you know ahmir “questlove” thompson (@questlove)? yes you do. aside from being a star of jimmy fallon’s tonight show as the drummer for the legendary roots crew, with a discography as groundbreaking as it is wide, he’s also one of the foremost intellectuals of black music.

aside from…


With their new single, the supergroup continues a playful assault on youth unemployment, career pressure, and social inequality

BTS performs during the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2020 celebration. Photo: Michael Stewart/Getty Images

Toward the end of the second verse in “Dope,” the 2015 rap-dance single that helped catapult South Korean group BTS to pop stardom, singer RM declares furiously: “잠든 청춘을 깨워 go.” Translation: “Wake up the sleeping youth, go!”

Since their debut in 2013, BTS has progressed to become South Korea’s…


read the thread here: https://twitter.com/tybutdisagree/status/1179414980514500608

a tornado flew around the timeline this morning. for days, ARMY had been awaiting a much-whoopdiedooed cover story by the hollywood reporter of their beloved band, BTS. the traffic was palpable. …

Elliot Sang

Elliot is a writer and recording artist from Queens, New York. He is of Dominican and Chinese descent. He runs the YouTube channel bby gang.

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