Death Threats Prompt Increased Security For BTS U.S. Tour

by Malachi Weaver

The K-Pop group BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, are now increasing the security for their U.S. tour in response to multiple online death threats directed towards them.

A now-suspended Twitter account under the handle @AntiBTSAnti recently directed multiple threats towards BTS member Jimin, proclaiming that the author of the tweets had plans to shoot the South Korean singer from a specific set of seats while the singer performed “Lies” at the Anaheim Honda Center in Southern California. The sold-out venue will be hosting BTS for two shows on April 1-2 and can hold close to 19,000 people.

The Twitter account also posted many pictures, including a dead pic, guns, and other gory images.

Big Hit Entertainment, the band’s agency, announced on Wednesday (March 29) plans to strengthen security at the U.S. shows, along with extra help from the local police. The agency also says that the Honda Center’s security staff has promised to help ensure safety.

The Anaheim concerts are just a part of BTS’ worldwide “2017 Wings Tour,” which started earlier this month in South America. BTS will also have shows in Chicago and Newark and will go on until July.

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