"Bulmayo Perilla Oil Makguksu, introduced by BTS Jungkook, has been released as a convenience store product, raising opposition among fans.
On the 13th, an article titled 'Idol Bulmayo Perilla Oil Makguksu to be released at GS25 convenience stores' was posted on the online community.
The writer added, 'It seems to be a product made using the recipe of BTS Jungkook.'
Fans say the fact that the package is purple and the menu is Bulmayo perilla oil makguksu reminds them of the recipe shared by Jungkook in April.
Earlier on April 25, Jungkook had a time to communicate with fans on the fan community Weverse. During the live broadcast, he shared a recipe for 'Sweet Bulmayo Perilla Oil Makguksu' and presented cooking and eating shows.
Jungkook also organized and posted on the community a recipe for makguksu made using perilla oil 4T, Cham sauce 2T, Buldak sauce 1T, Buldak mayo sauce 1T, 1 egg yolk, buckwheat noodles, and dried laver.
Bulmayo perilla oil makguksu spread online and drew attention. Jungkook, who is famous for being sincere about eating, received a lot of love for his recipe following 'Bulgris.'
Nongshim previously applied for a trademark application after the 'Bulgrie' recipe drew attention. As criticism from Internet users continued, Nongshim said, 'We applied for the purpose of preventing indiscriminate commercial use and protecting raccoon trademarks.'
Netizens are also cold about GS25's release of perilla oil makguksu.
Netizens responded by saying, 'Pay money to Jungkook,' 'It's too much conscience to make a purple package without Jungkook's name,' and 'If GS25 had released a Festa collaboration last month, it wouldn't have been this criticized.'
On the other hand, some responded, 'I was lazy to make it, but I should eat this,' and 'There is no problem because there is no copyright in the cooking recipe, but something is a bit.'
As the controversy arose, GS25 announced that it would review the launch of the product. GS25 apologized, saying, "We apologize for causing concern to customers regarding the "Bulmayo perilla oil makguksu" product, which was scheduled to be released as a new product."
"We decided to review the launch of the product after collecting your opinions. In future product operations, we will try to become GS25 that listens to customers and is more careful," GS25 said.
Jungkook will release his first solo digital single 'Seven' on the 14th. The music video teaser for 'Seven' received more than 10 million views within a day of its release.
On this day, Jungkook is expected to take his first step in his solo debut through the opening stage of the 'Good Morning America 2023 Summer Concert Series' in Central Park, New York."
Fans Divided as Convenience Store Release Sparks Backlash
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