BTS appearance on Japanese TV pulled over band member's Hiroshima T-shirt

TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt

Japanese TV show axes BTS performance over atomic bomb T-shirt

It is believed that Jimin wore the shirt past year.

"We have chose to cancel BTS' November 9 appearance, which was previously previewed on November 2".

I can never accept the act that #BTS member wore the atomic bomb T-shirts humanely. It's said that the photos were taken on National Liberation Day of Korea in 2017, which marks the end of World War II, and by extension Japan's occupation of Korea. "We will work hard so that BTS can continue to meet their fans with better music and performances".

A popular South Korean boy band was set to appear on one of Japan's biggest TV stations this week, but that appearance has been canceled due to a clothing choice one of its members may have made.

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It is unclear when exactly Jimin wore the shirt in question, but pictures of him in it started circulating online in October.

According to the BBC, social media images circulated recently showing band member Jimin wearing a shirt that said "Patriotism Our History Liberation Korea" with a photo of what appears to be a mushroom cloud.

Hundreds of thousands of people were killed instantly and many more died in the years to come as a result of radiation sickness. Jimin is reported to have worn the t-shirt on the anniversary of the end of the occupation in August, but the images went viral this week.

Claiming that the T-shirt instigated anti-Japanese sentiment, the media outlet even described the group as "anti-Japanese".

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BTS members gave a speech to youths of the world in September asking them to, "Love yourself", at a UNICEF meeting at United Nations headquarters in NY, which became a hot campaign.

"A-bomb t-shirt" was one of the top trending topics on Twitter Friday morning.

TV Asahi posted a comment on its website, saying, "Unfortunately, we made a decision not to feature BTS on the program at this time based on our comprehensive decision".

The cancellation comes as ties between Japan and Korea have becoming increasingly strained in recent years.

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Last month, Tokyo reacted furiously after South Korea's top court ordered a Japanese steel giant to compensate victims of wartime forced labor programs.

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