BTS Jungkook’s Fans Accused of Manipulating Streams with Fraudulent Methods

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In the ever-evolving landscape of music streaming and digital sales, allegations of fraudulent tactics have emerged surrounding the success of BTS’s Jungkook and his recent releases.

The accusations, primarily circulating on social media platforms, cast a shadow over the authenticity of Jungkook’s achievements and raise questions about the integrity of his fanbase.

Questioning Success: Claims of Spotify Stream Manipulation and iTunes Sales

The focal point of the controversy lies in suspicions that BTS’s management company, HYBE, may have employed what critics term as an “inflation method” to bolster Jungkook’s numbers.

BTS Jungkook
BTS Jungkook
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BTS Jungkook
BTS Jungkook
(Photo : Twitter)

Specifically, critics point to an excessive release strategy involving multiple versions, remixes, and covers of Jungkook’s songs.

BTS Jungkook
BTS Jungkook
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These additional releases, it is alleged, facilitated the exploitation of a “playlisting method” by so-called “streaming farms” to artificially inflate streaming numbers on platforms like Spotify.

BTS Jungkook
BTS Jungkook
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Moreover, critics contend that the sheer volume of combined versions available on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music was unprecedented, potentially contributing to Jungkook’s presence on global charts through inflated metrics.

VPN Manipulation and Mass Buying: Suspicions Surrounding Chinese Fanbase

Further fueling the controversy are claims that Jungkook’s Chinese fanbase resorted to fraudulent practices, including the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) to generate fake streams from the United States.

BTS Jungkook
BTS Jungkook
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Additionally, mass-buying campaigns orchestrated by these fans have raised suspicions regarding the legitimacy of Jungkook’s chart-topping success.

Defensive Reactions: Supporters Speak Out

In response to the allegations, supporters of Jungkook have rallied to his defense, arguing that the actions of a few should not tarnish the accomplishments of the artist.

They highlight the undeniable popularity of Jungkook’s music, citing its widespread presence across various platforms and real-world settings, including TikTok trends and mentions in diverse entertainment circles.

A vocal fan expressed sentiments of disbelief towards detractors, emphasizing the omnipresence of Jungkook’s music in the cultural zeitgeist.