BTS Ticket Scalper Was In Fact Helping Other ARMY Members
On Monday (30 Oct), MS News revealed that ticket scalpers had gotten hold of BTS concert tickets and were reselling them for up to S$12,888.
Now it seems that members of BTS’ fans – aka the ARMY – have taken matters into their own hands.
One such alleged scalper with the Instagram handle @yapkellllyyy was on the receiving end of an onslaught of Instagram ‘hate messages’.
These followed her posting a huge stack of tickets for BTS’s LOVE YOURSELF concert on her Instastory.
Her post did not elaborate on why she had so many tickets.
The Instagram user responded to the hate mail with another post on IGTV.
Here are some highlights:
Hate mail galore
This netizen compared her to humankind’s favourite canine companion.
Translation: “Dog, go die devil”
Another netizen felt that the alleged scalper was a disgrace to the ARMY fandom.
Clearly, the alleged scalper’s antics were treacherous enough to justify some explicit language.
The alleged scalper also received death threats from fellow Instagram users.
Translation: F*ck your mother for buying so many tickets and selling it at such a high price. I hope you die. F*ck your mother.
Come on guys, have some class. Even if the scalping accusations were true, does it really justify death wishes?
Turns out she’s not scalping
As damning as her initial post might have been, the alleged scalper appears to have been helping other ARMY members get their hands on tickets, and not selling them for a profit.
While we’re unable to find any official statement from her, netizens that she purchased tickets for thanked her on her Curious Cat site.
You can check out the other comments on her page here.
Should scalpers really be blamed?
While we’re glad that the accusations against her were cleared in this instance, perhaps we should also consider the hypothetical scenario where the accusations were true.
Even in the event that she was found scalping, does it really make sense to assign all blame to her?
Aren’t the buyers who are willing to pay for scalper’s services also to be blamed as well?
What do you think? Let us know down below.