After one heck of a weekend, many people are being exposed to Kpop for the first time ever. The two groups leading the new Kpop Movement are BlackPink and BTS. While many people are celebrating the victories of each group, others are comparing them, trying to figure out who is better.
I have enough of bts vs blackpink talk over twt now I'm hearing it in the office too 😩
— ✨ juri ✨ Kacchan's Bday on 4/20 (@purpleshade99) April 15, 2019
at this point its just blackpink vs bts for these next few years pic.twitter.com/19QWxaR2ua
— chip™ (@Iuvyuris) April 13, 2019
BlackPink made history last week when their recent track “Kill This Love” broke the record for most views in 24 hours on YouTube. The women also recently went to Coachella, which made them the first female Kpop group invited to the super popular event. Their EP of the same title has been met with great sales figures as well.
BTS, on the other hand, broke BlackPink’s record with their recent MV “Boy With Luv” from their EP “Map of the Soul: Persona.” The song featuring songstress Halsey constantly trended this weekend and caused an uproar when fans were asking for ten million views to be put back on the view count after they seemed to mysteriously disappear. The boys also appeared on Saturday Night Live, which further grew their western audience, exposing them to something fans have been saying for years now.
Combined, the two groups have created a path for more Kpop acts to make their way onto the international stage. But with accomplishments comes competition. In many social media circles, the #BTSvsBlackPink hashtag has created a debate and heated up diehards on each side.
constantly having fights with my sister because of blackpink vs bts 😝 (ew tho)
— cassy. 🇵🇭 (@czareecassidy_) April 15, 2019
Imagine the music show: Blackpink vs BTS. This is literally nightmare for us Armys
— NAWAWI SOTONG 𝟙𝟙𝟘𝟝𝟙𝟙 PERSONA 🔪💔 (@rkomgsh) April 12, 2019
Soon blackpink and bts's ''war'' on views will become like pewdiepie vs t-series
— Ana (@BUMKl) April 14, 2019
BOP OF THE YEARS?
BLACKPINK VS BTS
— Ꮧkmal (@akmalzulkiflli) April 13, 2019
It’s also made some people upset that such a rivalry even happens.
Can this whole Blackpink vs BTS fandom war can stop? It’s really tiring lul
— Max [#] (@l13rt33n) April 14, 2019
army vs blink WTF ok support your own damb groups and if you are a multi you love all groups (I love blackpink and BTS) . To wake up to my friend saying there is a war and showing me pictures. This is not a fandom war this is life or death SO JUST STOP ALL GROUPS NEED LOVE 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/9aQR8RmZEC
— Silver 2005 (@Silver191205) April 15, 2019
Some media are picking sides between #bts and #blackpink and it’s just dumb. They are making this a BG vs GG thing. They are both amazing. Don’t fall for their shit stirring. Unnecessary fan wars make them money but hurt both groups.
— Cutewheeinissexy (@Starfox0u0) April 15, 2019
We’re with the latter. Shouldn’t we be celebrating both groups for their accomplishments instead of pitting them against one another?