BTS is in a particularly unique position right now where they are the most prominent and sometimes sole representative of asian artists in the west .
Parallel to their growing popularity and them gaining new fans everyday , a vicious onslaught of racism and homophobia is constantly headed their way . Their way of speaking, their hair, their makeup,their looks , their manhood, their accent, their "asianness" is a fair shot to many.
The recent germany racism events or even the saudi locals disgusting comments are just the tip of the iceberg that is now visible to non army cuz we grew in numbers enough to make it trend for days for it to be noticeable.
Beyond all the usual arguments that armys presents for saying BTS paved the way ( the distribution infrastructure, demand, signing deals etc) , It seems to me particularly offensive for people to deny that BTS is the one group bearing the brunt of these "challenges" and changing perspectives and contributing to important conversations about race. They are literally making it easier for generations to come in the west .
So bottom line... It's not an insult to ur faves... It's just an acknowlegment and basic decency at this point .
Some of kpop idols are even classy enough to have admitted it. My hat goes off to them.