Talk Show Host Calls BTS ‘An LGBT Group’ That Should ‘Work At A Gay Club’

A host of a Mexican show is receiving a lot of backlash for calling BTS gay during the airing of “Farandula 40.”

Korean Pop music — aka K-Pop — is definitely becoming a popular genre in the scene everywhere, even in North America.

And one of the most popular K-Pop groups to have emerged is BTS, who debuted in 2013 with their single, “No More Dream.” They’ve performed and won Top Social Artist Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and won Best Korean Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

The seven-member group recently attended the 2018 Billboard Music Award and won the Top Social Artist Award.  And while some artists were praised for their outfits, not everyone was happy with BTS’ choice of style.

Talk show host Horacio Villalobos made fun of the group’s attire when they received their award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

“It doesn’t matter if they wear Gucci clothes. This collection is a fail,” said Villalobos. “They look like an LGBT group.”

The host continued, “They are all men? They look like they would work at a gay club.”

The roast also included a dish on the group’s “skinny bodies and bad hairstyles,” not to mention Rap Monster’s multi-colored Bahamas-style shirt.

According to the hosts, the mismatching made the Bangtan Boys look like “an LBGT group lost in Cancun”.

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Of course this didn’t sit well the BTS fans, who gave the host a lot of hate.

Villalobos took to Facebook on Monday to apologize to those he offended, including the fans.

“We never intended to offend fans of BTS or anyone in our fashion section of ‘Farandula 40.’ If we did, we offer you a sincere apology,” wrote Villalobos.

Despite the host’s apology, the fans were not accepting and many were still furious by his comments.

“I watched that video and they did more than just call them gay they really went in on BTS as if they had personally wronged them it was so weird to witness. After everything they said its hard to believe the apology is genuine,” tweeted one fan.

Of course, Villalobos was using ‘gay’ and ‘LGBT’ as derogatory insults, one wrapped in a fashionista roasting.  Strange stuff, but hate nonetheless — and something BTS will undoubtedly encounter again as their global popularity increases.

 

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88 Responses

  1. white guy

    Or the lesson could be that bottom dwelling shill “digital news” site is so far from mainstream relevance that its editors do not comprehend the concept of homophobic slurs

    • Anonymous

      People are dumb. All bts did was get their hair, eyebrows, makeup done by pros. No surgery done. And why people want them to be gay so much I don’t get. They are not. Deal with it.

      • Confused...

        What I don’t get is why people always say “they are not gay” as if they can say with 100% certainty that they know the BTS members’ sexuality. Until BTS confirms anything, we do not know wether they are straight, gay, bi, etc. Like, I get that we live in a society that always assume people are straight, but don’t you think we should stop doing that now?

        • Anonymous

          Totally agree with you, couldn’t say better. And more if one or more of the members are indeed gay what’s the fucking problem? I know that for me wasn’t going to be an issue.

        • Anonymous

          well they have said what they want their future partners to be like and it was associated with females so you can recognize where they are coming from

        • Anonymous

          Yess !!exactly?
          Until bts confirms u cnt say they are gay too….nw im asking u did u date one of da members??? As u say they are gay….in dt case u urslf is gay first thing plz respect their private lyf?

      • Anonymous

        Hey, we can’t assume their sexuality. But whatever it is (straight, bisexual etc) I’ll always be a fan

      • Anonymous

        Right plus their skin is naturally clean so what’s the problem in that

      • --

        Actually, they could very well be gay or bi. But it is wrong for people to throw the word gay at them as an insult. Personally I love bts, and I am not attracted to them. I would support them in whatever their sexuality is and whatever they do.

    • It's not that serious

      Funny how white people are expected to be so aware of being prejudicial but yet if you’re in a minority group you think you can get away with racist and homophobic slurs…hmm

  2. miniongies

    this is not the first time a case like this happens. I would like to have the host know that if he wants attention then he got it.

  3. PiratesWinLOL

    will anyone make the claim that they don’t look gay? seriously. look at them.

    • Tumbler

      Your post makes you sound judgemental. “Seriously”, read what you wrote – and no,I’m neither gay or a teenaged girl but I do like good music and talented people who make intelligent music -no matter their religion, persuasion or what “they look like”.

      I wonder what you see when YOU “look” at Maroon 5.

    • Antinet

      They don’t look gay to me. They look like a stupid girly boy band manipulating preteen idiot females. They also sound like that. The fact that millions of people take them seriously says a lot about global taste in music currently.

      • Grace

        “girly boy band” based on what? your undereducated fashion sense? you really don’t know anything about high end fashion and i wouldn’t expect you to based on the amount of stupidity in your comment. if they just manipulate preteen idiot females how do you explain the charts they’ve topped, and the ratings they’ve gotten from professional music critics? don’t judge a book by its cover, it may be YOU who has a horrible taste in music at the moment.

      • Jane Klara

        Well, this so-called stupid girly boyband was praised by many top artists in the music industry ( like Backstreet Boys, Shawn Mendes,Charlie Puth and so on) and many celebrities admired them recognizing their talents when they could have totally ignored them.So they could manipulate people beyond entertaining idiotic females. Lol. Just charming pre-teens won’t win them awards and bring so many chart toppings right away.

        • Anonymous

          Ik people call them talentless and their fan base is getting larger than the Beatles ever was (The Beatles were *I think just taken over by BTS * the biggest boy band ever)

      • Marie

        For those haters/racist/xenophobic/ignorant/uncultured swine/inhumane/moronic/demonic people who keep on saying that BTS members are talentless and their music is trash, here are my questions:
        1. Have you watched ALL their live performances from 2013 until now?
        2. Have you watched ALL their dance practices before their debut until now?
        3. Have you watched ALL the performances of BTS vocal lines since debut?
        4. Have you watched all the rappers of BTS slay the stage with their rapping skills? (FYI, 2 members were underground rappers before joining BTS)
        5. Have you watched ALL the BTS behind the scene programs and check how all the members write, compose, produce songs and put concept into their music?
        6. Have you watched the BTS members play musical instruments?
        7. Have you listened to ALL BTS songs since their debut? Have you checked all their lyrics?
        8. Have you tried to analyze the symbolisms, metaphors, storylines and concepts that they put into their music?
        9. Do u even understand the good messages that BTS members are trying to convey through their music?
        10. Do you even know that their songs talk about serious matters? They often talk about socio-political issues which are not friendly topics but not afraid to talk about them.
        11. BTW, have you tried checking all the English translation of their songs from 2013 until now?

        You’re all fucking idiot!! You know nothing about them! They are great musicians, performers and entertainers with good hearts.

        • CarDoorGuy?

          I have…. and those things you listed are just a few of the millions of reasons why I love BTS,????????

      • Marie

        They don’t look gay. I see them as straight men, you’re just xenophobic and not used to seeing Korean men hahah

        • Assumptions

          Don’t you realise that even when you are just “seeing them as straight men” you are also assuming their sexuality?

          • Anonymous

            Exactly nobody knows bts sexuality until they really say it. I hate when people assume

      • an ARMY

        damnn…chill bijj they sound good and write meaningful lyrics ok pls don’t judge something if you don’t know it. Ohh.. and btw ARMYs aren’t idiots you are.

      • an ARMY

        damnn…chill bijj they sound good and write meaningful lyrics ok pls don’t judge something if you don’t know it.Have you even tried listening to their music and see what it means ? well…I guess not. Ohh.. and btw ARMYs aren’t idiots you are.

      • tolu

        and u look like a prejudice idiot that doesn’t feel like looking at facts first how bout you get to know bts a little more before you say stuff like that

      • Ayano

        You must be blind because they have got praise from top artis and nothing about what they are wearing is girly take my word for it.I work in show biz myself and there is a such thing as a little by of stage makeup both guys and girls wear it. Let me ask you isn’t there something wrong with having a sense of fashion because you must not have one if you can’t see that they just have a goodbye sense of taste.

      • It's not that serious

        Cynical are you? What the hell do you think pop music is, sell the persona and maybe a decent beat with it. Don’t be so old…it’s all to have a moment of fun and be passionate about something.

      • Yoonmin

        Wtf
        You are jelous that they look better than you
        Asshole

      • Justo Ara

        They look like another premade kpop group (that’s why i used to hate them, for girly boybands de got BVB at their beginnings;)), but they actually make a very good job, they are just… Hiphop. Write about social issues, the hate they have to support to get where they are, how greatfull are with fans, you shouldn’t talk, I mean, you cannot understand lyrics (me either), if you dont want to give yourself the time to listen and read the lyrics, you would never know if they’re a “girly boy band manipulating preteen idiots”

      • lol

        no offence but this is the exact comment justin was getting when he started off” like his voice is girly as fuck” and look at him now…so sad cause people who get hated on because of their songs and appearance make it in life, while haters like you can look forward to a whole year of nothing but still hating ….goodluck

      • Anonymous

        we need less of this brainwashed pre-teens idiocy they think they’re edgy with their big communities only makes them look more foolish with their ugly screams on camera

    • Marie

      They don’t look gay. I see the as straight men, you’re just xenophobic and not used to seeing Korean men hahah

    • Anonymous

      People are dumb. All bts did was get their hair, eyebrows, makeup done by pros. No surgery done. And why people want them to be gay so much I don’t get. They are not. Deal with it.fuck anyone saying bts looks gay. You wish.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, what it is looking gay to you? Just because they wear various colors? Or have good skin? So… should we assume all straight people only wear black or white and have the skin of 50 year’s old smoker.

    • Anonymous

      Oh I 1000% agree with you. Bunch of faggots if you ask me lmao

  4. x

    it’s not the fans who are the problem here, rather please refrain from making jokes about sexuality based on stereotypes and appearances. that’s just low and uncalled for, especially during pride month.

    • Anonymous

      All I see is people saying “BTS is not gay” “They are straight men” honestly I’m shocked with so much ignorance, how can you assume someone’s sexuality just like you say that the sky is blue. Some people probably gonna say “they say they are straight” (which by the way i can’t recall them saying with all the words) plus even if they say they are 100% straight can we really trust that? Cause for the ones who don’t know South Korea is quite homophobic (understatement of the year) so IF they are gay they can’t actually say it, cuz the group would probably disband (What i think is so fucking RIDICULOUS). So I guess we’ll never know for sure so let’s stop assuming things we don’t no fuck about.

  5. How Can One 'Look' Gay?

    How do you ‘look’ gay? I mean gay people look just like any other person…

  6. Cami

    Honestly making cracks at BTS is childish. They are a very talented good looking group of boys. They look perfectly fine. Looks really don’t matter anyway.

  7. Ilyana

    Whether BTS members are gay or not is irrelevant. His xenophobic comments disparage an entire community of diverse individuals and do not reflect well on the network or his supporters. Addionally, this host does not have the class, expertise, or “visual” to go in on Bts like that. If he wants to go there he should 1) start by upgrading his appearance to look less like a knockoff 1950’s Plastic Ken doll that was left outside and run over by a car 2. Educate himself on both fashion and global trends ( Bts’ audience is worldwide, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, of wide socio-economic backgrounds and most of all the group and the majority of the fan are accepting and not judgemental. Horacio Villalobos should most of all grow up and use the platform he has for something other than knocking people. It would be so much more attractive.

    • Excito

      You need to grow up and get the wax out of your ears. BTS make horrible music, period.

      • Just be joyful

        He/she can like any type of music. Get outta here if you’re trying to downgrade a group that’s doing their best to please and entertain their fans with their music. Since you are not an army you don’t know what their music means to us and how hardworking they are. Stop spreading negativity and let people love what they want. You could’ve just said that it’s not your type of music instead of saying they make horrible music.

        • an ARMY

          I know right!! non ARMYs don’t know what they’ve been through and what we feel about them or their music. I totally agree with youu

          • It's not that serious

            I just love the beat. It pumps me up when I work out…good music is in the ears of the listener.

      • j

        your comment says a lot about the shit you listen to everyday. your ears must be seriously damaged if you can’t even recognize good music anymore.

      • Adi

        Oh really??? Are you a kind of a music professional to judge their music? If you find their music horrible it’s a problem with your taste not with other’s ears. You should grow up in the first place. Even their music is horrible to you many professionals in the industry find it awesome. Lol.

      • john

        i mean, music is a subjective topic so saying its “horrible” as if it were a fact is pretty stupid

        • Excito

          Soo your saying it’s stupid for someone that’s korean to sing or using the word horrible is

      • L

        NO NO THEY MAKE INCREDIBLE MUSIC BUT YOU NEED TO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND REALISE THAT YOUR EITHER BEING RACIST AS THEY ARE NOT ENGLISH SPEAKING SO INSTANTLY YOU HATE THEM OR YOU DONT GIVE THERE SONGS A CHANCE I AINT SAYING YOU CANT HAVE AN OPINION BUT PLEASE DO REALISE NO OPINION SOMETIMES ISNT NEEDED OR JUST IS PATHETICLY BIASED TOWARDS YOUR OWN CULTURE

      • an ARMY

        I mean… if you think their music is horrible (which is definetely not) then why bother listening to it? and talk about it??? or r u just judging their music without even listening to it?? Anyways, you should just keep your mouth shut cuz no one needs your opinion,period.

        • A.R.M.Y

          Thanks I was waiting for someone to finally said that. I don’t understand people who come all the way over here to be a hater. I don’t like reggae but i don’t go out saying Bob Marley sucks, is just not my type of music. I guess that makes me a normal person

      • ...

        Honey I grew up just fine and don’t have wax in my ears like you.

      • like what

        you need to stop commenting while you are on your periode cause sweetheart your comment is full of crap and its a pain to know you cant hear their angelic voices through all that …you need to wax your ears plus clean it with extra holy water cause your ears need holy water asap

        • agustd

          lol but there are just some things that even holy water cant fixx

  8. Baluba

    I don’t care whether they look gay or not. What they look like is little girly bitches who can’t make music worth a listen. They suck balls musically, if not literally. Gay really has nothing to do with it. Judas Priest’s singer was gay, and their music was great. BTS could all be heteros, and their music still stinks. Also, latin men are the last ones to ask about homophobia. Of course, they are all macho idiots. That said, Latin music at its core is far better than anything BTS will ever generate.

    • smh

      and where is your judgement coming from? an unprofessional wanker who’s probably hiding behind a computer screen all day jealous of people who’ll accomplish far greater things than you’ll ever do in your entire life. stop being jealous and get your uneducated head out of your rear end.

    • Marie

      For those haters/racist/xenophobic/ignorant/uncultured swine/inhumane/moronic/demonic people who keep on saying that BTS members are talentless and their music is trash, here are my questions:
      1. Have you watched ALL their live performances from 2013 until now?
      2. Have you watched ALL their dance practices before their debut until now?
      3. Have you watched ALL the performances of BTS vocal lines since debut?
      4. Have you watched all the rappers of BTS slay the stage with their rapping skills? (FYI, 2 members were underground rappers before joining BTS)
      5. Have you watched ALL the BTS behind the scene programs and check how all the members write, compose, produce songs and put concept into their music?
      6. Have you watched the BTS members play musical instruments?
      7. Have you listened to ALL BTS songs since their debut? Have you checked all their lyrics?
      8. Have you tried to analyze the symbolisms, metaphors, storylines and concepts that they put into their music?
      9. Do u even understand the good messages that BTS members are trying to convey through their music?
      10. Do you even know that their songs talk about serious matters? They often talk about socio-political issues which are not friendly topics but not afraid to talk about them.
      11. BTW, have you tried checking all the English translation of their songs from 2013 until now?

      You’re all fucking idiot!! You know nothing about them! They are great musicians, performers and entertainers with good hearts. Ignorant!

      • an ARMY

        omg PREACHHHHH let’s be friends cuz I already lovee yyoouuu…..

    • A.R.M.Y

      Please don’t comment this until you win multiple awards for songs you create

      And you can’t judge music can you I bet BTS clothing alone costs more than your house rent

  9. Anonymous

    I don’t get why people like dragging others down to their level. If you don’t like the way they dress, it’s non of ya business. If you think their music is disgusting, just stop listening to them, no need to spread your shitty negativity.

  10. Anon

    Really angers me to see shit like this. Can’t believe some comments here are saying a person can look “gay.” How the fuck can you look gay? Just because someone looks more feminine and younger than your crusty ass doesn’t mean that they’re gay. And the fact that people are using the word “gay” as an insult in 2018 is actually disgusting. So get the fuck off your high horse and look in the mirror while comparing yourself to BTS. By this you’ll truely see how ugly you are on the inside and out.

  11. seriously?

    like why do ppl always say that they look gay? like how can someone look gay? and some people are sayiing bad things about bts’ music. firstly ,mind your own business if you dont like ,then you dont. you dont have to go around telling everyone that .respect each band they have different type of music that their fans like

  12. Anonymous

    If you dont like something its really simple to not like it but if you hate on it how does it make you any better then another person bts is a great band with or without so of the haters comments so stop wasting your time on something you dont like and find something you do lile and explain the same thing to others who leave comments lile yours with take being said i wish everyone a good day or night and you should love yourself- sincerely a bts stan

  13. Lilmeowmeow

    Honestly, just today, I read somewhere that roasting haters asses doesn’t resolve any problem. And I agreed. But seeing all the ignorant comments here about how someone can look ‘gay’ and how ‘untalented’ BTS are really boils my blood. I have a suggestion for all of you lovely musical experts who think BTS music is crap:Go listen to the fucking music that you like because no one gives two shits what you damn think. No one is shoving an earpiece into your damn ear and forcing you to listen to them. Neither are they forcing you to read articles about them.Please just let us, who actually do understand their music and the serious issues that they put unto the table listen to them.I mean horrible music is exactly what will get you such success in the music industry. Isn’t it?

  14. Read this :)

    Isn’t this about their music? It’s not about their sexuality at all. They didn’t come here to be looked at to be called “gay” they had got this opportunity to come to the United States for this event for what they do and make. How do you even look at a person and already know or just say something like “oh they look like an lgbt group” or “they look like dudes who work at a gay strip club”. Like I said it’s not about their sexuality at all it’s about their damn music. That’s why they’re at this event with many talented artists as well. Don’t assume people sexuality dumb people. Y’all are stupid who do assume peoples sexuality.

  15. Anonymous

    I do not understand why people always assume they are gay just because they dress nice and wear makeup. Korean culture and music industry is very diffrent than in America. The way they dress, the way they look is they’re countries beauty.standars. People who haven’t taken the time to look into Korean culture or at least it’s beauty standars are just undereducated swine..

  16. Mnh

    Being gay isn’t an insult. Not having the so-called ‘manly’ image is not a insult. BTS is fcking awesome for their music and kicking-ass choreography and the way they dress or their sexual orientations don’t have any shit to do with that. They are worldwide famous for their talents and whoever-the-dumb-ass-that-insulted-them-was can’t even save some reputation for themselves by keeping their asinine (that’s a fancy word to describe utter stupidity) mouth shut.

  17. Anonymous

    IF THEY ARE GAY THEN ITS N0T THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE G0D CREATED A MAN AND A W0MAN, WE NEED T0 ACCEPT THE FACTS. N0T JUST WE NEEDED BUT ITS 0UR G0D THAT WE CREATED AS WE ARE RIGHT N0W!!!! AND IF THEY ARE N0T GAY THEN ITS G00D. THANKS AND G0D BLESS US ALL!!

  18. Anonymous

    So to all those “Armys” saying BTS aren’t gay, they’re straight, you guys aren’t better than this person. Just like how you shouldn’t assume that they are gay you shouldn’t assume that they are straight either. It’s 2019 stop assuming a person’s sexuality. We don’t know their orientation unless BTS themselves confirm it. And for those who say they (BTS) say in interviews that they want ‘this type of girl’, ‘they want that type of girl’, it’s because they don’t have a choice but to say that because South Korea is a country where LGBTQ isn’t widely accepted and it’s considered as taboo. So in Korean interviews the questions BTS receive are ‘What do you look for in a girl?’, ‘What characters in a girl charm you?’ not ‘What do you look for in your future partner?’ or ‘What’s the factor that charms you in a person?’. Since majority of Korean people are close minded, idols who are gay/lesbian/bi etc can’t be open about it because they’ll lose everything they’ve worked hard for because the people will bash them and push them aside. If you can’t accept the fact that at least one of the members (of BTS) is gay then I suggest you leave the fandom cause there is no place for homophobes in this fandom. In this fandom there can only be open minded people. So my point is STOP ASSUMING BTS’ SEXUAL ORIENTATION

  19. dumb but not dumber than you

    instead of saying “bts isn’t gay”, say “how do you know?”, because no one knows for sure if bts is gay or not, except themselves. [assuming they know themselves]