The 30th Seoul Music Awards is receiving criticism after blurring out Seungri, T.O.P, and B.I during a video celebrating the past winners from their awards show.
Right before the announcement of the Daesang award, which was awarded to BTS, the Seoul Music Awards showed a highlight video of past winners from the event, from Daesang awards to Rookie of the Year awards. BIGBANG receiving their Daesang in 2007 and iKON receiving their Rookie of the Year award in 2015 were shown as part of the highlights, and were deemed the most Legendary Daesang and Rookie of the Year awards given.
— jeno` ⨟ 🐊🐊 (@jenwoohao) January 31, 2021
However, many fans quickly noticed that members who were deemed to have caused controversies were blurred out of their video clips. During iKON’s segment, B.I was blurred out, even though he was holding the trophy.
During BIGBANG’s segment, both Seungri (left) and T.O.P (right) were blurred out.
Naturally, fans of both groups are furious with the Seoul Music Awards for blurring the idols, especially fans of B.I as he was proven innocent, and T.O.P as he has reflected on his past and has changed.
Its so unnecessary to blur TOP's face.. wtf..
— 🖤✨DHARSH⁶ᶦˣˣ #2021_SHINeeisBACK (@Dharsh_Kwon) January 31, 2021
They served us a 10-second clip and they even have the audacity to blur our guys.
You're free to leave that 1 star now. So disappointing.
— RR³⁵BIGBANG kings 👑 (@CrownedBIGBANG) January 31, 2021
I was expecting them to blur Riri's face because of his case but Top too?! Fxxk them!
— tsundere tomato (@tsunderetomato1) January 31, 2021
WHAT WAS THE NEED TO BLUR HANBIN’S FACE WHAT WAS THE FUCKING NEED
— yoon toby ♡ (@cheolliebunny) January 31, 2021
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK WHY DID THEY BLUR HANBIN'S FACE
— ysa : JIYA BIRTH ?! (@ohmygyyuu) January 31, 2021
i mean hanbin was one of the main reason why they got that prize but they have the audacity to blur him??
— ace ° hanbin solo ♡ (@131spell) January 31, 2021
The Seoul Music Awards has yet to comment on the blurring of the three idols.