The decision came after fans voiced concerns about the producer
17 Sep 2018 - 9:58 AM  UPDATED 17 Sep 2018 - 9:58 AM

Big Hit Entertainment have made the decision to not release the BTS song that was written by Yasushi Akimoto.

The song, titled "Bird" was initially meant to be on BTS' next Japanese single album release, which already featured Japanese versions of "Fake Love" and "Airplane Pt. 2".

However Yasushi Akimoto's involvement, who's best known as the executive producer AKB48, created controversy among Korean BTS fans, who complained to Big Hit Entertainment about the producer's right-wing political leanings. They also were alarmed by BTS working with the producer, as his previous lyrics have been known to be misogynistic.

Big Hit had responded previously saying they were looking into the issue, and now they have issued a final statement via BTS' official fan cafe saying:

"The tracks included on the Japanese single album set to be released in November have changed as shown below due to production reasons. We apologise for the discomfort".

The changed tracklist will still consist of the aforementioned Japanese song versions, along with remixes of "IDOL" and "Fake Love".



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