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School Investigating Students Behind Viral “BTS BIOT” Photoshoot

BTS BIOT – The Jose Rizal Memorial University (JRMSU) in Zamboanga del Norte said they are now investigating the students behind the viral “BTS BIOT” photoshoot

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the BTS BIOT (gay) topped the trending topic on the microblogging site Twitter after fans of the South Korean boyband, also known as ARMYs aired their disappointment towards the viral photoshoot of senior high students.

The word “gay” is now being used as a trendy catch-phrase derogatory tool for LGBTQ+ people. Sadly, some people normalize the term’s usage in daily conversations and social media, pointing out the narrow definition of what it means to be “masculine.” Some of them use the word “gay” disrespectfully and negatively.

BTS
Photo Source: ED Times

BTS ARMYs took to social media to express their rage against the incident that resulted in the #APOLOGYTOBANGTAN trend. Lots of Pinoy netizens are also dismayed that their fellowmen are bullying their K-pop idols.

The fans of the Korean superstars have called out the school “for allowing their students to promote hate and prejudice against other nationalities.” The photo studio behind the viral photoshoot of the senior high students has deleted the photos on Facebook.

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BTS
Photo Source: South China Morning Post

Based on a report from Manila Bulletin, the Jose Rizal Memorial University (JRMSU) in Zamboanga del Norte said they are now investigating the students behind the ‘disparaging’ remarks on BTS. The photoshoot, conducted by 2 of its students went viral on social media.

In a statement posted on the Facebook page of JRMSU on Thursday, it says that they did not issue any directive to “make personal declarations or statements in their photos.”

“The pictures of two senior high school students holding a whiteboard with disparaging remarks about a boyband circulating in the internet was done upon the personal request of the said students with a photo studio of their own choosing without the knowledge and official sanction of University authorities…”

“University authorities are conducting an investigation concerning the matter for the resolution of the case,” it added.

Jose-Rizal-Memorial-State-University-statement
Photo Source: @JRMSU.Ilustrado FB

The school also asked the public to “refrain from making conclusions and generalizations” while waiting for the result of the investigation. According to the report, one of the students involved in the photoshoot has apologized for his remark.

BTS-BIOT-Students
Photo Source: @Jjk_Jjk_jeon Twitter

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