A company has been called out by netizens for showing a biased side towards hit boy group EXO. The company went under fire after releasing this tweet.
On August 1st, Starbucks Korea released a message about their newest coffee promotion on Twitter but the post included lyrics from EXO’ song. The tweet is a parody of EXO’s ”Ko Ko Bop”, and it has succeeded in garnering attention as it gained more than 24K retweets and 8.9K hearts.
Netizens became angered by it and immediately criticized Starbucks Korea for showing favoritism and not being able to distinguish ”business and personal favorites”.A comment stated,“Maybe the social media manager changed but please keep your personal tastes to yourself!”
Although there was extreme criticismfrom netizens, fans and others found no issue with the tweet, stating,“It’s not the first time a brand parodied a popular song for promotions”, “Why are people complaining?” and, “They’re just following the trend.”EXO-Ls are claiming the people criticizingStarbucks Korea are most likely anti-fans of the group.
What do you think of these silly hate comments?