Hybe concedes to backlash on Jin's hug event conditions

Article: Criticisms on extra costs associated with BTS Jin's 'hug event' "What do you mean, buy another album?"

Source: X Sports News via Nate

[+232, -63] Yeah, that crossed the line... if anything, artists should be paying back their fans for waiting through all these things with some coffee, why add more album costs on top of it..

[+135, -11] So sick of K-Pop companies trying to squeeze every penny out of K-Pop fans. How many copies of the same album do they really expect people to buy?????

[+118, -10] If this is a Jin event, only Jin albums should apply. Don't treat this as an opportunity to offload extras of the other member albums.

[+110, -11] This is so gross. So whoever buys the most albums gets the chance to hug him ㅋㅋ I guess even someone of BTS's level isn't able to turn things like this down. Tsk tsk, fans are just ATMs.

[+28, -4] So not even new albums but old albums ㅋㅋ this hug event totally feels like a scheme to offload extra albums they have laying around...

[+16, -3] Hybe being Hybe ㅋ

[+11, -2] All this just to hug him ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+6, -1] This is why Hybe is criticized the way they are for seeing Armies as only ATMs. I doubt even Sukjin wants anything like this either!!!


Article: Hybe puts their head down and changes BTS Jin's 'hug event' "We apologize for the inconvenience"

Source: X Sports News via Nate

[+88, -4] So upsetting, Hybe better stop trying to tarnish Jin's image he worked so hard to build up!!!!!

[+66, -2] So what fans were pissed about was that Hybe's condition for getting into the hug event was having to buy an album from any of the other members. It totally felt like they were using Jin as a chance to offload all the extra albums they had!!!!

[+57, -4] Hybe needs to knock this off, their main consumers are young students...

[+46, -2] Hybe's so blinded by greed that they only think of ways of using the members like this. If they would just open their eyes, they could see what fans truly want out of them.

[+38, -2] Poor Jin probably came up with this hug event with pure intentions just for Hybe to taint the waters

[+5, -0] This idea totally came from the dogs at Hybe. Jin oppa just wanted to throw an event to thank his fans but of course Hybe had to butt in and think of more ways to squeeze more money out of the fans at any opportunity. Pathetic...

[+4, -0] Hybe is so bad at their job. At this point, I'm starting to think not one person on their management team has actual entertainment industry experience.