An interviewer from KTLA asked NCT 127 a question that rubbed both NCTzens and ARMY the wrong way.
That question was, “When you see what’s happened to BTS, who is also here, what do you think about it?”
Mark took the opportunity to answer, and he turned the question into something positive. He immediately announced that NCT respected BTS.
Then, he stated that BTS has shown the world their own color. And, there’s room for NCT to also take that same opportunity to show their own talents.
That’s why Mark praised the strides that BTS has made and explained how much support NCT has for them.
Then, he finished with announcing how excited he was for what NCT 127 has to offer to the world.
mark delivered this message really well i’m proud of him pic.twitter.com/fuWm8nxSEd
— 류ryu (@nct_127) May 15, 2019
Although some of the American population has an issue with differentiating between K-Pop groups (like the media and pedestrians), they’re not all the same and their music styles are completely different. Mark tackled that difficult issue with his thoroughly respectful response.