Not long after BTS finished the Dynamite stage at the 63rd Grammy Awards, fans started to trend the hashtag #FAIRTREATMENTFORV (treat V).
Some Korean hashtags with the content #FAIRTREATMENTFORV, #그래미_태형파트삭제_머선129 (#GRAMMY_DELETINGTAEHYUNGPART_WHATISTHIS), and #분량차별줌아웃이제그만 (#STOPCUTTINGLINESANDBADCAMERAWORK) also actively used to claim fairness for the male idol born in 1995.
Fans were angry, simultaneously trending these hashtags was because V’s segment was cut in the repertoire that the group brought to Grammy, giving him less screen time during the show.
Compared to the Dynamite stage at the MTV Video Music Awards 2020 (VMAs), they realized that V should have appeared right after Jungkook’s singing, but it seems that this part was cut when BTS performed at the Grammy.
Immediately, many people assumed that V being cut was the fault of Big Hit Entertainment. They emphasized that this is not the first time that a similar thing has happened, thereby asking the company to treat him more fairly through a series of angry posts on Twitter.
Some fan comments:
– We won’t stop until we see a change in the way you treat him. Enough, we don’t want to be quiet anymore, we’ve seen what you guys do, Big Hit. We want to be treated fairly, Big Hit. Big Hit please treat Taehyung (real name of V) with Taehyung.
-It happened too many times to ignore it. Stop stealing their line and screen time. We didn’t want to see the buildings, we wanted to see Taehyung and Seokjin. We want to be treated fairly, Big Hit. Big Hit please treat Taehyung and Seokjin fairly.
– It happened so long ago, Big Hit fix it, please treat Taehyung fairly.
Although also sad because V was cut off the screen time, but some other fans said that this is not Big Hit’s fault. According to them, the Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) – the organizer of the Grammy awards ceremony is the one responsible for this. Someone also felt that this was not a deliberate action, V’s part was cut to match the duration of the show.
Comments from other fans:
– You need to realize that Big Hit does not control the broadcast duration but the Recording Academy …
– I think they cut it off to match the 3-minute mark. I don’t think they did it on purpose.