Whoops! Foreign BTS fans get hands on new album before release date

By Lim Jeong-yeo
  • Published : May 18, 2018 - 12:02
  • Updated : May 18, 2018 - 12:02
BTS’ third regular EP “Love Yourself: Tear” was allegedly leaked before the promised release time of 6 p.m. Friday, due to an error by US retail website Amazon, according to a Korean media report.

A screenshot of the teaser from 'Fake Love''s music video

Hankook Ilbo reported Friday that foreign fans of BTS have started updating pictures of the new BTS album to their social media accounts since Thursday. It seems Amazon had already distributed the EP, but the official release date was not until next day.

As BTS’ new album is making headlines in global entertainment news, the content of the album being revealed online prior to the promised time is frustrating the Korean fans.

BTS’ agency Big Hit Entertainment has reportedly told local media that it had not been aware of the situation and that it would issue an official statement after it confirms the details.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)