The television network in Japan has canceled the appearance of the popular K-pop band BTS, after one of its members came wearing a t-shirt that seemed to celebrate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
The seven-member boy's band, which since the creation of a large international band since 2013, appeared on the TV show Asahi on Friday evening.
But the broadcaster said this week after Jimina's photo wears a T-shirt became viral.
The back of the shirt has several lines that repeat the words "Patriotism ourhistory (sic) Liberation Korea", a reference to the end of the Japanese 35-year colonial rule on the Korean peninsula.
It also carries images of what appears to be the spongy cloud created by the explosive atomic bomb and the Koreans who celebrated liberation from the Japanese government in August 1945, the month the US carried out nuclear attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The 23-year-old Jimin was photographed last year wearing a shirt when the Koreans marked the anniversary of the end of the Japanese occupation.
"We saw the news that a shirt that one of the members wears has gone from the furrow. After we asked our publishing company about this, we decided to postpone our appearance on our 9th show," she said TV Asahi.
The BTS apologized for the cancellation, but did not refer to the shirt. "We apologize for the disappointed fans who looked forward to this. BTS will continue its efforts to connect with fans on stage and also with music," the group said.
The order came in the wake of the sharp deterioration in the relationship between Seoul and Tokyo, which began when South Korea proposed to re-negotiate the pre-war and war pre-2015 agreement with tens of thousands of sex slaves who were mostly Korean peninsula.
Japan then withdrew from the International Maritime Survey in South Korea after Seoul demanded that the ship be lifted from the ship's ship. Many South Koreans regard the flag as a symbol of Japanese militarism and colonial rule.
Last month, the South Korean Supreme Court ordered a Japanese company to replace four South Koreans, which it used as a forced war effort – a decision that the Japanese government called "unacceptable".
The release of the band's TV show is on the eve of their Japanese tour, which will start in Tokyo on Tuesday, and five months after they became the first K-pop band to top the Billboard 200 album with Love Yourself: Tear. This week is their ninth single in Japan, Fake Love / Airplane pt 2, at the top of the national daily Oricon Daily Singles.
A group, also known as the Bangtan Boys, a few days ago in Paris, a South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, later set up for photographs. They also played with large municipalities in London and New York.