BTS ARMY Slams Netflix For Comparing BTS’ ‘Hiatus’ To One Direction – Billboard

There are two things ARMY really wants you to know: BTS isn’t going to take a break and it certainly isn’t the same as One Direction. After a brief period of confusion over whether or not K-pop boy band would be taking time apart (something that started two weeks ago after the guys announced they would be taking an unspecified amount of time off before later making it clear that no, they’re not breaking up), ARMY is firing back at anyone who suggests their favorite group is even temporarily breaking up — and that includes Netflix.

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After the streaming service’s official Twitter account posted a tweet joking that Generation Z and Generation Alpha share the experience of losing their beloved boy bands — 1D and BTS, respectively — to so-called “gaps,” it received thousands of comments and retweets. from very upset ARMY members. Here’s what the tweet said: “Millennials are going through the Destiny’s Child ‘gap’. Gen Z is going through the One Direction ‘gap’. Generation Alpha is going through the BTS ‘gap’.”

That caption was accompanied by a screenshot from the platform’s hit series umbrella academy, in which one of the characters says, “All we have in common is childhood trauma.”

In addition to Netflix repeating the word “hiatus” — which was originally used in the English translation on BTS’s Festa dinner video, in which the group announced their temporary hiatus — and comparing the “Butter” performers to Harry Styles, Zayn Malik , Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne’s former group, ARMY also wasn’t too happy when the tweet insinuated that BTS’s fan base is made up entirely of kids.

“Is the fandom made up entirely of 12-year-olds?” noted one fan. “Once they turn 13 they drop their bts and new 12 year olds join the fandom??? younger armies are always welcome here, but come on, do you really think they buy their albums?”

“Brb, I’m canceling my subscription,” another wrote simply, before following a screenshot showing that they were actually going ahead with ending their Netflix subscription.

Billboard has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Check out some of ARMY’s responses to Netflix’s tweet below:

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