Trading card company Topps has removed its battered portrayal of BTS from its 2021 Grammys-themed Garbage Pail Kids sticker collection as anti-Asian hate crimes continue spiking.
Following the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (March 14), Topps unveiled their "Shammy Awards" sticker card collection on Tuesday with satirical depictions of the night's biggest performers, including Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and BTS.
However, the "Bopping K-pop" card featured the global superstars as bruised and bandaged caricatures in a game of Whac-A-Mole. The depiction prompted the #RacismIsNotComedy tag on Twitter. The card also debuted on the same day shootings at three Georgia spas and massage parlors resulted in the murder of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. The FBI has joined the investigation into the shootings.