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Japan cancels all BTS shows over atomic bomb T-shirt

ANI  |  Tokyo, [Japan] 

A Japanese TV network cancelled all the scheduled shows of boy band after one of the members, Jimin, sported a T-shirt which commemorated the liberation of Korea from Japanese rule in 1945 with an image of a mushroom cloud over as the background.

On Saturday, cancelled all the invitations of the shows they were about to perform in, reports

A disappointed fan who posted a picture of the shirt on said, "Can never accept the act that #member wore the atomic bomb T-shirts humanely. The problem is not the relation between and Korea. It's just humanity."

The of the shirt Lee Kwang Jae, the of LJ Company, in an interview to a Japanese media outlet, said that the T-shirt was not manufactured to offend anyone.

"That part was not included to mock It was simply added to show the truth and the process of how the liberation of Korea came about when surrendered after the atomic bombs," said Lee, as reported by

In recent times, the relations between and Japan hit a rough patch after a held Japanese companies liable for encouraging forced labours during World War-II.

Korean and TV dramas are ruling the roost in the Japanese market.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 23:55 IST