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“Friends: The Reunion”, censored in China: deleted scenes with BTS and other celebrities
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“Friends: The Reunion”, censored in China: deleted scenes with BTS and other celebrities

“Friends: The Reunion”, a special program that marked the reunion of the series' protagonists after 17 years, was loaded with scenes with celebrities; however, it suffered a cut of approximately six minutes in its arrival to the transmission services of China. What happened?China has a large number of “Friends” fans and the HBO Max special was acquired by the three leading platforms in the country: Alibaba's iQiyi, Tencent Video and Youku. Each made drastic changes to the episode in anticipation of Beijing regulations.Although the cuts of each broadcast differed, all were eventually cut by about 6 minutes from the original version of HBO Max. Censored scenes include appearances by BTS, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, as well as brief cameos by LGBTQ fans of "Friends."In the original versio...
China censors ‘Friends: the Reunion’ for the appearance of Lady Gaga, BTS, Justin Bieber and gay fans
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China censors ‘Friends: the Reunion’ for the appearance of Lady Gaga, BTS, Justin Bieber and gay fans

It is not something new, but for some time now, it has been surprising how ferociously the Chinese authorities are modifying some of their American releases. Beyond studios such as Disney that self-censor their own films so that they can reach the country, there are recent cases such as Bohemian Rhapsody, who lost scenes along the way on account of his LGTB content. Friends: The Reunion, the launch that everyone is talking about, has not been spared this censorship either, and its treatment in China has channeled various international tensions through the elimination of six minutes for the premiere on the platforms of streaming iQiyi, Youku y Tencent Video.The original duration of Friends: The...
“Friends: The Reunion”: this was the appearance of BTS in the reunion on HBO Max
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“Friends: The Reunion”: this was the appearance of BTS in the reunion on HBO Max

Came the day! After 17 years, the protagonists of “FriendsThey got together for a special episode broadcast on HBO Max. As expected, the reunion of the protagonists was loaded with many anecdotal moments, including the appearance of BTS.During the broadcast of the special episode, there was a segment in which testimonies from some stars around the world were collected, who pointed out the importance of the series in their lives.In a brief appearance of 13 seconds, the South Korean group, which recently premiered "Butter," explains how the series "Friends" was important for its development in the entertainment industry.“My mom bought me the DVDs of the series when I was in elementary school. Friends contributed a lot to my learning of English, they really taught me things about life and ...
BTS hits the cover of Rolling Stone magazine within days of their next release
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BTS hits the cover of Rolling Stone magazine within days of their next release

South Korean K-Pop group BTS He surprised his millions of followers around the world when they learned that they will appear on the cover of the prestigious Rolling Stone magazine, in its June issue.Through its social networks, Rolling Stone magazine confirmed the participation of the interpreters of "Dynamite" and "Boy with luv" in its next edition. He also highlighted his work and elegance that "defies gender."SIGHT: BTS to present their new single “Butter” at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards“Inside the border-breaking worldwide success and musical evolution of the world's greatest band, and what's next. BTS's magical levels of charisma, their elegant yet personal genre-defying music, each part feels like a visit from a brighter and more hopeful timeline. ", is the message that accompan...
BTS Fans Fire Back At Chilean Comedy Show For Demeaning Depiction Of Koreans
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BTS Fans Fire Back At Chilean Comedy Show For Demeaning Depiction Of Koreans

Fans of the Korean pop group BTS lashed out at the Chilean sketch comedy program “Mi Barrio” after a skit aired on Saturday that lampooned the group and associated them with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.  Clips of the broadcast, captured online by the K-pop group’s so-called “army” of fans, show presenters wearing colorful wigs and clothes in a style similar to that featured in many BTS videos, including the group’s recent English-language single, “Dynamite.” When asked for their names, the presenters jokingly introduced themselves as “Kim Jong-Uno,” “Kim Jong-Dos,” “Kim Jong-Tres,” “Kim Jong-Cuatro” and “Juan Carlos.” A translation posted by BTS Chile, a prominent Twitter account for BTS fans in the country, revealed that as the skit went on, the presenters imitated Korean accents and made ...
John Cena Says BTS Army Was 'Brave Enough' to Support His Vulnerability in Journey Toward Self-Love
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John Cena Says BTS Army Was 'Brave Enough' to Support His Vulnerability in Journey Toward Self-Love

John Cena has the BTS Army to credit for his journey toward self-love. In a virtual appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, the pro wrestler opened up about how the band's fan base got him through a down period in his life. "I was going through a pretty down period in my life, it was about four years ago, and I decided just to have a vulnerable moment and put one of those thought-provoking journal entries out on Twitter," Cena told Ellen DeGeneres of an inspiring statement from one of his new self-help books, Be a Work in Progress: And Other Things I'd Like to Tell My Younger Self. The statement of self-love coincided with the BTS album, Love Yourself, catching the attention of the band's big fanbase."The very popular group, BTS, had just released an album called, Love Yourself. So ...
BTS Issues Powerful Statement Against Anti-Asian Hate: 'We Feel Grief And Anger'
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BTS Issues Powerful Statement Against Anti-Asian Hate: 'We Feel Grief And Anger'

BTS joined a host of celebrities and media personalities this week in condemning the recent surge in anti-Asian violence, telling fans that they, too, have been victims of racial discrimination.  In a statement posted late Monday to social media, the seven members of the K-pop band said they felt “grief and anger” over “events that have occurred over the past few weeks,” alluding to the March 16 shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. “We recall moments when we faced discrimination as Asians,” they wrote in the statement, which was printed in both Korean and English. “We have endured expletives without reason and were mocked for the way we look. We were even asked why Asians spoke in English.” #StopAsianHate#StopAAPIHate pic.twitter.com/mOmttkOpOt— 방탄소...
BTS Shares Emotional Message to Stop Asian Hate: 'We Feel Grief and Anger'
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BTS Shares Emotional Message to Stop Asian Hate: 'We Feel Grief and Anger'

BTS is speaking out against the recent rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. On Monday, the South Korean boy band shared a heartfelt message on Twitter written in both Korean and English about their own experiences with racism and took a stand against racial discrimination and violence. BTS -- comprised of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook -- noted that "what is happening right now cannot be disassociated from [their] identity as Asians," and that they felt "grief and anger." "We recall moments when we faced discrimination as Asians," they wrote. "We have endured expletives without reason and were mocked for the way we look. We were even asked why Asians spoke in English. We cannot put into words the pain of becoming the subject of hatred an...