BTS fans poured onto social media with criticism for the Grammys after the K-pop stars lost the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, who won for their “Rain On Me” collaboration.
As of Sunday night (14 March), #scammys was trending on Twitter.
“The old men at the #scammys agreeing on using bts and harry styles for views and then not giving them their much deserved awards,” wrote one fan.
“BTS doesn’t need the Grammys but the Grammys need BTS #scammys,” wrote another.
“I should’ve have seen it coming #Scammys2021 #scammys I got my whole ass excited just to BTS getting scammed by the Grammys, but congrats to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande to best pop Duo/Group!,” wrote another viewer.
In an interview with Giuliana Rancic during E!’s red carpet coverage, BTS (singers RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook) shouted out their fans, generally referred to as the BTS Army.
“We really want to see Army now and I’m sure Army are feeling the same emotions we’re feeling, so we’ll be back with even greater music, good performances and even better music. So we’ll work hard for this next year as well and we’ll be back with great music and performances that you can look forward to.”