K-drama Tomorrow is under fire for mentioning BTS members V & Jungkook in one of their scenes, "Registry Of The Dead."
MBC's ongoing K-drama Tomorrow starring SF9‘s Rowoon, Kim Hee Seon, and Lee Soo Hyuk is now criticized by many netizens after using V and Jungkook's names and birth dates in quite a disrespectful manner.
Tomorrow's plot revolves around a group of grim reapers who try and stop people from committing suicide. Dealing with such a sensitive issue, the show shows its backstory and sheds light on the seriousness of the situation.
The show has introduced a “Registry Of the Entering Dead," where some scenes might go unnoticed, but some eagled eye netizens have spotted a shocking detail in the registry.
The book has the name 'Kim Tae Hyung' in one of the scenes with his date of birth listed as '1971.12.30.' Netizens were quick to point out that they have used V's real name and date of birth, and just switched 1995 for 1971. To top it off, the name under his, 'Kim Yoo Rim' may not be a reference to BTS, but the date of birth listed beside it states '1997.9.1' which is Jungkook's exact birth date. Considering the alleged reference to V, fans are almost sure that this could be hinting at Jungkook too.
Fans got very upset and started asking for MBC's apology.
But the question that arises in my mind is about mentioning V's name and Jungkook's Birthdate was it a publicity stunt by MBC or was it unintentional?
As we all know BTS is globally popular and has many fans across. Many other programs use them for publicity and many truly value their success. I think it might be a publicity stunt by MBC so that they can gain more viewership.
According to the Kpop map in the 1st week of MAY on Fridays, K-Dramas, "Tomarrow" has gained 2.9% ratings, and "Again My Life" tops the Friday drama with a 10.1% rating. In the 2nd Week of May as Saturday's Kdrama Tomarrow gains 6th position with 3.1% ratings while "It's Beautiful Now" tops with 23.1% ratings.
MBC should have taken any other names and birth dates why only BTS? This publicity stunt isn't right, hence had hurt our and many ARMy's sentiments. MBC should sincerely apologize for this kind of act as soon as possible.