BTS Fans Make 'Scammys' Trend Online, Decry K-Pop Group's Grammys Snubs

"Scammys" was a trending topic on Twitter following the 2021 Grammy Awards as the BTS Army usual social media to express their frustration that the K-pop group did not win an award.

BTS, which is made up of members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Dynamite."

In 2019, BTS' "Love Yourself: Tear" album earned a nomination for best recording package, but this year's nomination was the first for the group's music, and fans were excited to see their idols win. However, it was not meant to be, as the award went to "Rain on Me" by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

BTS shared a video of them reacting to the announcement that they lost on Twitter and added "that moment," with two crying laughing emojis.

that moment 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/z6DquLPnYN

— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 15, 2021

BTS fans, or the BTS Army as they are also known, reacted to the news on Twitter, and they are not happy. Some protective fans are accusing the Grammys of using the group for views without awarding them a prize.

Although they did not win a Grammy for "Dynamite," the K-pop stars performed the song live during the awards show, from a set in Seoul, South Korea.

BTS fan @GaliaWar shared a screenshot of BTS' livestream and said: "taehyung on his secret twitter account reading all the s*** army said about the grammys #scammys"

taehyung on his secret twitter account reading all the shit army said about the grammys 😌🤭 #scammys pic.twitter.com/kQVvdpcoYa

— Lia⁷♡︎ (@GaliaWar) March 15, 2021

Twitter user @taecorez said: "if this was what he said to cheer us up imagine what he would've said if they WON #scammys"

if this was what he said to cheer us up imagine what he would’ve said if they WON #scammys #LightItUpBTS pic.twitter.com/uWWiE4KUlC

— mitt¨̮ (@taecorez) March 15, 2021

Twitter user @NamjoonsBonsai4: "They all looked so tired yet they still manage to do a live to comfort us"

They all looked so tired yet they still manage to do a live to comfort us🥺#LightItUpBTS #BTSOurGreatestPrize #scammys pic.twitter.com/hfX6IUPyZY

— NOT ALL NAMES WITH(⁷) IS AN ARMY (@NamjoonsBonsai4) March 15, 2021

@Si_sigh_siy on Twitter shared a photo of @Dior_TaeTae's tweet which was posing as the Grammys account and said "We used BTS for views" and added "Where's the lie? #Scammys."

Where's the lie? #scammys #LightItUpBTS pic.twitter.com/PphPz2UZAy

— vincenzo's happiness 🛐 (@si_sigh_siy) March 15, 2021

However, BTS fans should not be disheartened, as E! Online reported, BTS told their fans from the red carpet: "We really want to see ARMY now and I'm sure ARMY are feeling the same emotions that we're feeling.

"So we'll be back with even greater music and good performances, even better music. We'll work hard for this next year as well and then we'll be back with great music and great performances that you can look forward to."

BTS fans aren't alone in declaring the Grammys a scam when their favorite artist didn't win.

"Scammys" was also trending on Twitter last year following the Grammy awards, largely due to fans of Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey who were reacting to the singers losing out on awards including Album of the Year and Song of the Year to Billie Eilish.

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RM, Jimin, Jungkook, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, and V of BTS perform onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021. Scammys was trending on Twitter after BTS failed to win the award the group was nominated for. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy