Let's Discuss | Do fans like BTS for their appearances or their music?

Updated: May 20

When we like a group, do we normally say we love them OR we love their music? In the particular case of BTS, I cannot tell the difference. SOME people say that their songs are good but do they actually like them for their music? While I do personally like their songs, it wouldn't matter to me if they looked ugly or handsome. SO, today we will be talking about this matter.

<DISCLAIMER: NO HATE INVOLVED, JUST CURIOUS>


Background information:

BTS (also known as 방탄소년단 in Korean) is seven-membered famous South Korean boy group that debuted in 2010 and have recently made headlines in the world after making their debut performance in America at the 2017 AMAs (for me, that's when I knew they became REALLY famous).


Afterwards, their fandom continued to grow exponentially and to this day, they have one of the, or the biggest fanbase in the world (not kidding). Their fanbase is called ARMY and each of the member has their own fandom as well.


For the record, the seven members' names are (in age order): Jin (Kim Seok Jin), Suga (Min Yoon-Gi), J-Hope (Jung Ho-Seok), RM (Kim Nam Joon), JiMin (Park Ji Min), V (Kim Tae Hyung) and Jung Kook (Kim Jung Kook).

I do get that there are people that like the group AND the songs and I am totally agreeable with that. What I'm referring to is the diehard fans of BTS (you know what I'm talking about: buying every album they produce, attending all their concerts,fanmeets and streaming their songs repeatedly).

Everyone knows that BTS has extremely good looking guys especially Ji Min, V and Jungkook (no homo) and its NORMAL to like them for their looks. However, when I see people say they LOVE BTS but then proceeds to talk about their bias (basically their favorite member) and then their music comes after? Like that's so distasteful for the artists. BTS make good music but diehard fans go for their looks first. Okay, you probably think I'm an asshole for saying that but have you ever gone onto their accounts on twitter and see what their fans comment? "Marry me", "Call me anytime", "Make a baby with me" are things that they would comment. I've only got one word for that - UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH





I'm not saying that ALL diehard fans are like this but I've seen some people like that that are just for the looks and not for the music. And to make things worse, I've seen people talk about fans making fanfictions about the members, about them doing homosexual acts and what not which is really disturbing.


This really reinforces what I'm talking about: the point that they go for the appearances but not the music. This type of people really scares me and are a disgrace to the BTS ARMY. Lucky, these people are a minority of the ARMY, most of the ARMY actually are normal and appreciate BTS for their music and them.


Hey guys, this is a really short blog on my end as I just wanted to get this out of my mind for a while. I am not targetting BTS but this post is talking about more of the Kpop community in general and I'm just using BTS as an example (and I know more about them LOL).


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