The Japanese debut performance of Korean pop group Stray Kids planned for next month should be an unquestionably good thing. The fledgling male outfit has been gaining steam since emerging in 2017, with its nine members having already played shows in Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and Europe.

Fans of Stray Kids, however, are less than enthusiastic about the group's upcoming trip to Japan.

"Please understand that Stray Kids promoting in Japan will hurt them," Twitter user @woojlixy wrote following the news of the upcoming showcase. "The political tensions between (South Korea) and (Japan) have been building for years and have recently gotten much worse."