“It is known that ARMYs, BTS’ huge fandom is always protective of BTS and rightfully so. The members Jin, SUGA, RM, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook have always shown their love and gratitude to their fans even going as far as dedicating a line in their hit record breaking song “Butter” When RM sang “Got ARMY right behind us if we say so” he was correct as ARMYs will always have the members’ backs. Earlier today a statement from the Korea Singers Association attributed to president Lee Ja Yeon was relaesed and it it they were calling for BTS to reconsider their break for the sake of the Korean Music industry.
The statement read in part, “I’m concerned that the ‘BTS Hallyu Wave,’ a movement possessing the greatest cultural soft power that the world has ever witnessed, will vanish soon,” Lee said, referring to the Chinese term for the K-Pop boom meaning “Korean Wave.” “In the years leading up to the birth of this movement, it was believed that finding the ‘Next Beatles’ would be a very difficult achievement, and now, we have arrived at a point where it is difficult to hope for the ‘Next BTS’ to emerge any time soon. Thus, there is great concern that the heartbeat of Hallyu will cease” Lee Ja Yeon (Korea Singers Association president)
This staement has gotten a lot of ARMYs pissed, to put it mildly. This is because it comes just a few days after BTS shared an hour long video explaining why they needed to step back a bit and focus on themselves. They are burnt out and news to rest for the sake of their mental health and the health of the group. Focusing on themselves has been a long time coming as they have been running for the past 9 years without taking a break. Releasing music anddoing tours almost every year since they debuted on 13th June 2013.
What irks ARMYs the most is that the very government and/or media that has been ignoring them and downplaying their achievements is now begging the members to reconsider their break for the sake of the music industry in South Korea.
ARMYs will not have that, they will not allow the members to be guilt tripped into serving the country as the sat and watched the members feeling guilty even thinking about taking that break. They will support to BTS and are now telling the members that “BTSitsOkayToRest” with millions of messges that enesed up trending at #1 on Twitter world wide. The fans want the members to rest as they will wait for them no matter how long it takes.
We’ll leave you with SUGA’s words as they shot the last episode of RUN BTS!