Fans of K-pop group BTS were irate and took to social media to voice out their disgust over Taguig City-Pateros 1st District Representative Alan Peter Cayetano and his 6 loyal allies who rode into the Korean boy band’s popularity by calling his new Congress bloc as “BTS sa Kongreso.”
The Filipino fandom, popularly known as ARMYs, drafted a letter to Big Hit Entertainment, BTS’ talent agency, to complain about Cayetano and his unauthorized use of artist imagery and trademark publications."
Fans also urged everyone to register and vote for the upcoming 2022 elections.
I think now is the time to compel PHarmys to register for this 2022 elections. u see, they use BTS to get our votes. Let us prove them wrong. We are not gullible! We won't allow them to capitalize on our admiration for BTS. We resist this manipulation!#CayetanoStopUsingBTS pic.twitter.com/qWkJyzPRwu— BTS IS 7 | Bulletproof Boyscouts (@bangtanibnida_) January 12, 2021
The Filipino ARMYs started trending #CayetanoStopUsingBTS, which became one of the Philippines’ trending topics on Twitter. Check out some of the tweets below!
what in the mf name of god this dumb ass thinking? U dumb ass really want to make ruckus in midst of pandemic? Ur so GREEDY and it makes me/us feel sick! NAKAKAHIYA KA!! using artist/s from other country/ies for clout? EW! papansin ka masyado!— lachimolala (@parkJiminshiiee) January 12, 2021