I’m hella tardy to this celebration, but let’s take another whack at it. Place on your kettles dear kids, we’re having tea.
There ought to be less Bangtan Bombs. Many of them are redundant and dumb. No, we don’t require a 2 minute video of the young boys consuming chicken, total with mysterious close ups (which were gross and invasive, do you think they appreciated that?), nor videos of them consuming pizza/reading/on their phones backstage. I realize they’re BH’s precious cash cow, and therefore will be mercilessly overexposed, however surely there are times when they look up, see a team member with an electronic camera, and believe “Oh God, here we go.”
Whenever I see some of these, I pity them- they seriously have those cameras pushed in their face all the damn time- and like a barking seal, they’re anticipated to perk up and perform, to do something funny or charming, due to the fact that it’s for ARMY. Don’t you dare disappoint ARMY. Make ARMY delighted and do something entertaining … and GO! Conserve them for real occasions, or something midway substantial. And no, your valuable predisposition being in a chair texting and not speaking, perhaps deliberately so the cam will leave him alone, doesn’t count. There’s no reprieve from the electronic cameras since nearly whatever they do has a reliable staffer along to film. There must be a lot unreleased video footage. Mentioning material …
RUN BTS needs to end. I understand why the show began, and it was fun in the start, but I almost feel ashamed seeing it. “Our boys” are grown men multi-millionaires who are exhausted and overworked (however for COVID loosening their schedules). Do you believe they truly give a shit about the discount coupon or bag of chips they’re “completing” for, or whatever childish race/contest/game they need to do? RUN BTS is childish and unnecessary, and seems like a waste of time. These people remain in their mid 20 s and they’re being made to goof off like children, catering fans still young adequate to think their reactions are authentic. Do not you think there are other things they ‘d rather be doing?
Stop taking all the bullshit. This is more about BigHit. The consistent narrative BTS provides is among adoration to ARMY, however it’s pushing poisonous delulus/solo stans/shippers/antis by making it possible for a sense of privilege and ownership over the members. ARMY is totally out of control, and the young boys are most likely ready to snap. I don’t need to explain all the methods this fandom is turning into a shitshow, due to the fact that we all understand.
BigHit is partly to blame for letting things get this bad. Apart from suing a couple of despiteful scums on twitter, what have they done (seriously- if there’s more, let me know)? They hardly stand up for BTS, although the entire damn company was developed on their success. It’s since they’ve backed themselves into a corner with the “ARMY is our everything!” message; if they reveal declarations (like denouncing the harmful shipping that makes the kids very unpleasant) they ‘d be buried under an avalanche of hate from entitled kids who have taken BH’s previous silence as confirmation of their deceptions. Exact same if they publicly safeguarded JK’s wed tattoo artist buddy, who was terrorized to hell and back. He even said sorry for it, because he ‘d “upset” ARMY. That’s due to the fact that “fans” understand they can step all over the kids and get away with it. They’re out-of-control children who need to be disciplined It’s either that, or things will continue to intensify.
They won’t share their future lives with us, and you can thank ARMY. See above. This is more a difficult reality than undesirable viewpoint. ARMY have shown over and over they can’t handle a woman in the member’s vicinity. It’s either death threats/hate or vicious shipping that makes it too uncomfortable to speak with that individual again. It’s an embarassment, since so many fans would be delighted to see the members with somebody who makes them delighted. Thanks to a worrying sector, here’s my prediction:
If they wed a non-celeb, we’ll never ever understand her name or have an image. If a celebrity, we’ll get her name only for public record, and she much better have thick AF skin. We’ll never ever find out how they fell in love or see stunning wedding pictures.
We’ll never know their children’s names, or see photos. They may not even verify the births.
We’ll never get to see how happy they are as hubbies and fathers.
Congratulations toxic ARMYs, there’s an excellent chance you have actually destroyed it for everybody else. Why the hell would they share their private happiness with us, when some individuals make a sport of tearing them down? Honestly, by the time somebody reveals their engagement, they might currently be wed for a few years. It’s more secure that method. Speaking of females …
You still believe they aren’t dating?! I have actually read some well-written, really thoughtful answers here safeguarding the “they’re too hectic to date” and “yes other groups found time, however BTS are busier/more tired/travel more than those groups” arguments. Even if they aren’t seriously dating (true, idol relationships hardly ever last) there’s no way they haven’t been delicately dating or having flings all these years. You think they sit at home every night?
You think Worldwide Handsome does not head out ?! You believe Tae only cuddles with Yeotan ?? Who do you think softie-romantic Namjoon is kissing? The crabs ??
I recognize many ARMYs are school-age, so here’s a secret about adult men, from an adult woman:
No man on this Earth is “too busy” to get laid. Not one.
There’s a lot sex in the entertainment industry it ‘d make your head spin. I’m not suggesting they’re Sinatra-level playboys, because I do not think they are, however let’s be sensible. Now with COVID, their tour is postponed and they’re remaining in Korea. That’s a great deal of additional time …
However if you wish to believe the “idols do not date” lie (it’s the greatest lie in kpop), go stan a novice group who purvey that fantasy since they have a fandom to develop. Senior groups are fed up with all this pandering crap.
Some of them are likely eagerly anticipating enlistment. I know they adore performing, but it’s apparent they’re tired of idol life and all its bullshit. Enlistment indicates a break from the calamity of their task. 2 years of a set schedule, a personal workplace, and expectations to act like the serious guys they in fact are. These elements are most likely extremely appealing to them, even if they’re not thrilled with getting itself. When Jin gets, I make certain he’ll do his public farewell with some genuine declaration of everlasting love for ARMY. Privately, he’ll be believing “I’m finally getting a break from this.”
Unnecessary censorship leads to hyper-sexualizing. Once Again, I’m griping with BigHit. I understand most ARMYs are young, but it is required to censor Tae’s shoulders? Their stomachs? Namjoon running shirtless on a treadmill? Jin’s chest since his t-shirt is unbuttoned? By doing this, they have actually made already-hormonal fans hyper-sensitive to the tiniest thing. So when we see a look of JK’s waist due to the fact that his t-shirt raised, fans go feral online. Even if their showing skin was normalized fans would still freak, however it would not be this bad If you don’t think me, you’re welcome to open the gates of hell that is stan twitter. I’ve cautioned you.
BTS aren’t the Kings of Kpop, and they don’t require to win whatever They’re the most prolifically famous and effective kpop group of perpetuity, and nobody will come close for a long time, if ever. They have actually even left Western artists in the dust. Babe, they have actually already won the whole video game. That’s inadequate for you? At this point, they could never ever win another award again and still have more than entire companies. Whatever they do until enlistment is simply another victory lap. Stop hating on other groups who may win over them, and withstand the bait to combat with other fandoms ( ahemmm poisonous blinks when BP won the PCA for Finest Tour, I like the girls but YG pulled some shady-ass strings.)
Don’t be conceited, however be content in the knowledge the boys don’t require to win every little award. In the future after their enlistment and after they’ve succumbed to the kpop life process (yes, it will eventually happen), nobody will keep in mind those awards, unless it’s a Grammy. You’ll remember their extraordinary reach of influence, the history-making record-breaking, and offering out the world’s biggest arenas. Nobody will keep in mind or honestly care how many VMAs they won in2020 I’m not discouraging voting, but perhaps relax a little and provide another group a possibility. Think about how discouraging it must to be to go against BTS for a fan-voted award, understanding you’ll be crushed in votes and will lose, while they win another award like candy.
Lastly, and at the risk of sounding contradictory, do not call them the Kings of Kpop. As long as BigBang is even technically active, that title isn’t up for grabs. Have some respect for the group who constructed this market for the worldwide phase. BTS took what they constructed and simply expanded it. BigBang were the very first group, not BTS, to win a Western award (2011 Euro VMA for Finest Worldwide Act).
I understand it’s exciting being a BTS fan, with continuous successes to celebrate, however they’re not the end-all-be-all of kpop. This market existed long prior to them, and it will exist long after them.