Appeals for injustice over the charge of imitation of BTS

A scene from BTS’ ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’ music video. /Picture = YouTube screen capture

It is reported that an arrest occurred in North Korea for dancing BTS again. According to the source, when signs of the Korean Wave were detected, such as the popularity of the ‘squid game’ in some regions, the authorities were reacting somewhat sensitively.

According to Daily NK North Hamgyeong Province sources on the 26th, on the 12th, Kim Mo (20s), commander of the 1st platoon of the 9th Corps directly under the 9th Corps stationed in North Hamgyong Province, was arrested by the corps security department. He was accused of dancing BTS during an entertainment show on the 11th.

The North Korean military grants ‘crowd culture entertainment time’ for two hours after work to boost the morale of the soldiers. At this time, Mr. Kim is said to have stepped forward saying that he will boost the morale of the soldiers who are suffering from economic difficulties due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

However, in the end, he was taken away the next day on charges of imitating the dance of the South Korean BTS.

However, during the investigation, Kim said, ‘I don’t even know who BTS is. It is said that he said, “I just did the dance I used to dance in my hometown to boost the morale of the warriors.”

However, the corps security department ultimately sentenced him to a three-month flu room for making false statements.

A source said, “Kim’s behavior was not bad, such as solving the difficulties of the warriors.” .

On the other hand, it is not clear whether the provisions regarding South Korean dance are embedded in the ‘Reactionary Ideology Culture Rejection Act’ enacted by North Korea at the end of last year.

However, as the crackdown on Hallyu (Korean Wave) has been spreading in all directions as North Korea put forward the banner of ‘strengthening ideological propaganda wars’, similar punishment is expected to continue in the future.

In this regard, this paper reported that in August of last year, three soldiers from the Air Force and Anti-Air Force Command were arrested by the Military Security Bureau while dancing BTS, and after six months of investigation, they were eventually taken to the Gaecheon Kwanliso (political prison camp) under the Social Safety (Police). have done


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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