AustralianSana & Kpopalypse – Episode 6: the BTS Saudi Arabian concert in detail

At the suggestion of readers, the AustralianSana & Kpopalypse series is now a podcast!  Listen to the first one here!

Links and websites referenced:

1:43 – article in LGTBQ Nation: “Saudi Arabia beheaded 5 men ‘proven’ to be gay under torture

2:38 – previous episode of this series which in part discusses the Saudi Arabian concert

2:55 – Twitter thread showing Tweet from Turki Al-Sheikh, the chairman of the GEA, a Saudi Arabian government body, inviting BTS to perform

9:30 – Twitter blocklist created by BTS fans so Saudi Arabian fans can “enjoy the concert without interference”

Further reading selected by AustralianSana:

The main BTS apologist Twitter thread that claims it is not a government-sponsored event

A very “passionate” debunking of the main BTS apologist Twitter thread

Article from Seoulbeats: “K-pop and Saudi Arabia – What Lies Beneath

Article from Bloomberg: “Saudi Arabia is using Instagram influencers to improve its image

Enjoy, caonimas!

10 thoughts on “AustralianSana & Kpopalypse – Episode 6: the BTS Saudi Arabian concert in detail

  1. I don’t understand why Big Hit would do this. It makes no sense even from a financial point of view because they will absolutely lose future sponsors over this. It’s both morally indefensible and a poor business decision.

  2. Pingback: BTS World: Cultivating Parasocial relationships - K-pop's Lost Fangirl

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