【看英文中國郵報學英文】2019美國MTV音樂錄影帶大獎(MTV Video Music Awards) 於台灣時間 27日隆重登場，韓國人氣男團防彈少年團(BTS)不負眾望，摘下「最佳團體獎」及「最佳韓流音樂」兩座獎項，然而大批粉絲卻在網路上表達不滿。
The 2019 VMA was held on Monday, popular K-pop boy band BTS didn’t disappoint fans, winning two awards among four nominations, “Best K-pop” and “Best group,” respectively. Surprisingly, fans of BTS, known as “army,” were furious over the internet.
VMA announced the new category “Best K-pop” last month, and immediately received a backlash. Though the act appears to be a nod to the popular Korean musical genre’s global influence and accomplishments, many fans consider it to be xenophobic and broaderline racist, pointing out that it’s not fair to segregate the competition between K-pop music and American music.
防彈少年團(BTS)是第一個在美國一出道就奪下告示牌(Billboard)冠軍的韓團；更是繼披頭四以來第一個在短短一年間就拿下三個冠軍專輯的歌手，今年與歌手海爾希(Halsey)的合作單曲 “Boy With Luv”更是打破多項youtube紀錄。不少粉絲認為，主辦單位想藉BTS的人氣添光，卻又不願他們強勁的表現力壓歐美歌手，才增設「最佳韓流音樂」，以保留歐美歌手的主導地位。
BTS is not only the first Korean group to debut with a No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard charts, but they’re also the first to have won three No. 1 albums within 12 months since the Beatles. Furthermore, their hit single “Boy With Luv” with American singer Halsey broke multiple YouTube records. Many fans are suspicious that adding a K-pop category is a sneaky way to capitalize on BTS’ popularity while keeping them exclusive from the competition, fearing that the band’s strong performance would outshine American artists.
In response to the controversy, VMA announced a trio of trophies to be voted by fans, attempting to calm down the situation. However, fans weren’t forgiving, and instead started a fan-created award show on twitter, taking action to boycott the VMAs.
防彈少年團適逢休假期，因此並未出席VMA頒獎典禮。其他入圍「最佳韓流音樂」獎項的韓國藝人有EXO、BLACKPINK、MONSTA X、NCT 127、TXT。
BTS didn’t attend the ceremony due to its members being on vacation. Other nominees in the K-pop category included EXO、BLACKPINK、MONSTA X、NCT 127、TXT.