ARMYs are reporting that their BTS Proof albums are already cracking. BTS made their comeback in June with the anthology album Proof. Two versions were sold: Standard for over $50 USD and Compact for over $20 USD. A new collector’s version was recently announced, and it costs $275 USD!
ARMYs didn’t mind the high price of the Standard edition too much as it contained lots of content. Yet, some of it is already apparently cracking.
Several videos have gone viral on TikTok of ARMYs discovering cracks in their Proof albums. It appears to only be the Standard version at this time.
It has inspired others to check on their Proof albums. Sure enough, when they check, their album also appears to have started cracking.
With any viral TikTok, it made its way to Twitter too. So, ARMYs everywhere are now checking on their albums and finding the same issue.
No one is quite sure what or why it is happening. Some suggested it could be due to the air in our homes. Others suggested that it is due to the film cover causing air pockets and not actual cracks.
never mind proof albums are cracking cuz of the film cover so it’s not actually a crack it’s probably air pockets😭
— belle⁷ IS GOING TO SEE BTS (@jeonluvrbot) September 19, 2022
Yet, some theorists are proposing that it is all intentional. For one thing, it’s all the same place, and it sort of fits the concept.
Everyone's proof album is cracking, what if this is the sign of bts' next comeback? Because kings like dramatic entry.
— Tay⁷ ʳᵘˢʰ ʰᵒᵘʳ 🏁 as in tae, not taylor swift (@jungayism) September 19, 2022
armys proof album cracking and from the same side……. IT'S TIMEpic.twitter.com/FC4RtUHmli
— Helu⁷ is ia🏁 | ONE THREE FOUR THREE FOUR ZERO (@jwaehopeeeee) September 19, 2022
bts seeing us make theories because the proof album is cracking pic.twitter.com/XrZH8Y6gQM
— gaby⁷ is in rush hour (@hobistear) September 19, 2022
However, this is not the first time a BTS album showed signs of damage. Another ARMY pointed out that the Special Addition of Skool Luv Affair has shown cracks.
Saw people post about proof albums cracking, and then saw a post mentioning SLA too AND IM SCREAMING EHAT HAPPENED pic.twitter.com/IvRScTSWlQ
— christina⁷ (@vvinterrtae) September 19, 2022
Albums have also been known to fade if not properly stored. Read more below.