Big Hit Entertainment has made a lengthy apology after a recent controversy stirred up by fans who claim that many songs by BTS contain misogynistic lyrics. Some fans believe that some of the lyrics from “Miss Right,” “War of Hormone,” “Converse High,” and Rap Monster’s “Joke” are offensive to women. In the apology, Big Hit stated, “We sincerely apologize to anyone who was made uncomfortable due to BTS song lyrics or social media posts and will take into account this when creating content in the future.”
The agency further explained that they now recognize that there has been a problem with their lyrics and that as a company that has the power to influence society, they will reflect on their actions as they continue in the future as musicians. The lyrics that incited the controversy were spread over various songs. A line from “War of Hormone” that says, “a woman is the best present,” was under fire for objectification. A line from “Converse High,” which reads, “I like you. But don’t ever wear Converse lows,” was also criticized as being objectifying for trying to control what the girl wears. A tweet from member Suga was also controversial for being violent. The tweet read , “I’m watching all of you. If you look away, I’ll take a photo/hit you ^^ with the corner ^^ on the top of your head.” The tweet was singled out for being violent because in Korean, the word for “taking a photo” and “to hit/strike” have the same word.