BTS Fans Have Been Sending Death Threats To CupcakKe And It's Not OK
8 January 2018, 15:34 | Updated: 8 January 2018, 15:44
The k-pop band are yet to respond to the situation.
Independent rapper CupcakKe has been sent death threats by angry BTS fans on her Instagram. CupcakKe tweeted on Sunday (Jan 7) that she had received "thousands of death threats" and that she would be "reaching out to BTS" if the abuse does not stop.
Let's see how bts feels about this , I think it's bout time they know how there fan base is acting ! cause I'm bout done with this shit https://t.co/t68mUbhppC— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 7, 2018
At this point I had enough . These bts stans have Thousands of death threats on my Instagram and keep harassing me on twitter , I can't even do a proper promo album run without them popping up on my shit . I will be reaching out to bts today & if nothing happen , they get banned— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 7, 2018
The full tweets read: "Let's see how BTS feels about this. I think it's about time they know how their fan base is acting! Cause I'm bout done with this shit. At this point I had enough. These BTS stans have thousands of death threats on my Instagram and keep harassing me on Twitter. I can't even do a proper promo album run without them popping up on my shit. I will be reaching out to BTS today & if nothing happen, they get banned."
The aggressive tweets appear to have begun back in November when CupcakKe sent a series of sexually-explicit tweets about BTS member Jungkook. Anyone familiar with CupcakKe's music and Twitter feed will know that she is very open about sex and proudly so. Various news outlets at the time reported that BTS fans were 'disturbed' and 'outraged' by her comments.
CupcakKe fans rushed to her defence but, unfortunately, some took it a little too far and starting sending death threats to BTS members. CupcakKe quickly called out her own fans for responding in this way. BTS are yet to respond.
I DO NOT stand by my fanbase retaliating with death threats to bts members. I will love to apologize on those that did and hope that doesn't happen again ...even though in reminder this is months later after the threats begin from bts fanbase & BTS still haven't spoke on it yet— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 7, 2018
Why some BTS fans have decided to reignite the feud while CupcakKe is posting about her new album is unclear. But it seems the BTS army, possibly in retaliation to her calling them out on Twitter, did unearthed a problematic tweet made by CupcakKe when she was 15, which she has since apologised for.
So in that pic when I was 15 and said "I got Chinese eyes" I really apologize.. someone just explained to me how it can be offensive and I don't mean no harm because y'all kn I love everyone .... so I deeply am sorry I don't want to hurt no one feelings cause I'm not mean person— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 8, 2018
This is how people are responding on social media.
im sick of cupcakke constantly accusing the entire fandom for a TINY MINORITY when her stans have said the same things to us yet she stays silent. i will reach out to bts today and if nothing happens they’re banned— bethany (@heavenlyjjk) January 7, 2018
People just shocked that Cupcakke is actually going something with harassment/death threats. Maybe y'all should stop sending hate to every black artist that likes BTS. Wale should have done the damn same when y'all were attacking him too.— zabree (@nochillzabree) January 7, 2018
bts stans still sending cupcakke death threats omg. ban them from internet— g𝗎𝗋𝗇𝖾𝗒 (@smacklikeadrum) January 5, 2018
WAIT are y’all seriously harrassing cupcakke again? how about go play the game u wont shut up about and leave her alone— bts’ official weed dealer ™ (@420jimins) January 6, 2018
I don't actually think that she is still receiving death threats like what she's claiming until now. Girl, majority of us already forgot about you and there are a lot of bts antis worst than you for us to give you any attention. BTS has received a lot of death threats as well ++— TATA ft. YEONTAN 🐯🐶💜 (@baebwi29) January 7, 2018
im sorry u have to deal with that shit, but with this logic u should be responsible for the death to bts tag UR fandom started on twitter too? its ridiculous to hold bts accountable when they have nothing to do with this. please acknowledge the crazies in ur fandom as well. peace— magi (@pajamapjm) January 7, 2018
Lmao everyone was saying that you needed to address your fans sending death threats to BTS, you did and asked for the same, and now all of a sudden “BTS is too busy to make a statement to fans” LIKE CUPCAKKE AINT BUSYy? https://t.co/IQr0FgbBVL— Honey (@TheQueen_Renee) January 7, 2018
Death threats / telling people to kill themselves is never cool, no matter who you stan for. While I'm sure most fans of both artists are innocent of any wrongdoing, it's still worth remembering that when you send hate to someone online that there is a real person with feelings on the receiving end of that. We hope CupcakKe is okay and can focus on all the positivity around her new album.