Would you pay $9 for can of air from BTS concert?

Would you pay $9 for can of air from BTS concert?
Global phenomenon: BTS performing in Paris, France, earlier this month.
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Would you fork out S$8.70 for a small can that supposedly contains air from a BTS concert?

A person claiming to have bottled the air at a show by the popular K-pop group posted an advertisement online offering the can for £2 (S$3.50), Sin Chew Daily reported.

The buyer would also have to pay an additional £2.95 (S$5.20) for postage.

Netizens wondered if anyone would actually buy it, while some said that with BTS’ growing popularity, concert tickets sell out fast and this may be a way for those who could not attend the concerts to “feel the atmosphere”.

The daily also reported that BTS has been criticised by Japan’s right-wing media for supposedly having anti-Japan sentiments.

A Japanese media outlet reported that lead singer Jimin was seen wearing a T-shirt with images of the Hiroshima bombing and the phrase “Patriotism Our History Liberation Korea”.

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It also claimed that another BTS member, RM, had posted the phrase “A nation that forgets its past has no future” on social media during South Korea’s National Liberation Day in 2013.

The phrase is commonly used by South Korea when criticising Japan.

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    South Korean pop group BTS members stand on scene after they performed during a Korean cultural event as part of South Korean President official visit in France, on October 14, 2018 in Paris.

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    South Korean pop group BTS performs during a Korean cultural event as part of South Korean President official visit in France, on October 14, 2018 in Paris

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    The band has appeared on US talkshows like Ellen and The Tonight Show.

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    They also topped the Billboard 200 chart in May 2018. [Above] The group at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

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    In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018, South Korean Boy Band BTS attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Musical group BTS perfroms onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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