With millions of fans and albums sold, BTS‘s members are celebrity royalty, but they’re still as down to earth as ever.
On September 10, BTS appeared on KBS News9 to discuss their history-making single, “Dynamite”, their future aspirations, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. This wasn’t an ordinary interview, however. It was an event.
KBS World live-streamed BTS’s arrival, their guided tour of the news station, and their departure in a video that lasted nearly two hours. Outside the station, security staff members guarded barriers…
…and dozens of reporters gathered to catch a glimpse of the grand entrance.
A fleet of police motorcycles escorted BTS’s vehicles to the station…
…where they were welcomed like the VIPs they are.
Fans have compared the fanfare to a presidential welcome or a royal wedding.
treating bts' entrance like a royal wedding 😭😭
— s⁷ ᴺᵒ¹ FOR THE SECOND TIME (@jhsjoonie) September 10, 2020
This is like the Royal Wedding but it’s a BTS interview
— Rafranz⁷ (@RafranzDavis) September 10, 2020
This kind of welcome is reserved for the elite, but BTS are still the same “humble kings” they were when they debuted. While walking around the station, RM and Jin were in awe of it.
They felt like superstars, but newsflash, they are superstars!
🐹it's my first time coming to a place like this
🐹i've only seen this from a drama
🐨feels like i became a celebrity
🐹this is awesome
🐹feels like i've become a superstar
— 정기저기🎀⁷ «slow/ia📚» (@u4eakooks_net) September 10, 2020
Watch the full live stream here: