Lawmaker Moots Bangtan Boys Concert in Pyongyang

Gabriela Walters, Jan. 10, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

A lawmaker made waves on a slow news day Wednesday by mooting a plan for a concert of boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, in Pyongyang.

Ahn Min-suk of the ruling Minjoo Party told reporters, "I proposed the concert to BTS late last year. I'm still waiting for their answer to my request whether they can make the time for it."

Ahn wants them to perform to celebrate first anniversary of the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in September, preferably at the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium where President Moon Jae-in addressed 150,000 North Koreans last September.

Ahn also revealed that the North Korean regime had asked for help renovating the stadium.

BTS' agency Big Hit Entertainment in a statement said it had "nothing to say about such a concert as of now." Some BTS fans opposed the idea they do not want the idols to be used for political purposes.

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