BTS‘s V was accused of vaping a popular electronic cigarette, called Juul, after uploading a photo of his latest artwork.
Eagle-eyed netizens pointed out that a shape at the bottom of the photo looked a lot like a Juul device.
Juul is a popular alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. Although some claim it to be less harmful than cigarettes, it contains addictive nicotine.
Netizens began circulating the rumor that V vapes Juul, as some criticized him for smoking, some claimed they’ll start vaping too, and some advocated for him to stop.
뭐야 김태형 전담 펴?ㅅㅂ pic.twitter.com/03iVjQ6LBJ
— 부계 (@bts_Zzo) February 3, 2019
“What? Kim Taehyung vapes e-cigs? sh*t” — @bts_Zzo
김태형 미친놈아 김연탄 잇는데에서 전담피지마
— 범 (@lo_ver_bts_) February 3, 2019
“Kim Taehyung, you crazy sh*t. Don’t smoke e-cigs in front of Kim Yeontan (V’s dog)” — @lo_ver_bts_
태형아 전담펴? 알겟어..나도 오늘부터 전담필게 그냥담배보다는 역시 전담이지 그치? https://t.co/Ot87gUHymm
— 춘계주인 (@ducnsrP__) February 4, 2019
“Do you smoke e-cigs, Taehyung? Okay.. I’ll smoke e-cigs from now on. E-cigs are better than regular cigarettes, huh?” — @ducnsrP__
뭐여 전담아니래ㅎㅎㅎ😘😘태형이 피지마 피워도 피지마 안 피워도 피지망😘담배피면 빨리 늙어😘😘
— 언짜니 (@fuck_you_ARRRMY) February 3, 2019
“They say it’s not e-cigs ㅎㅎㅎ😘😘Taehyung, stop smoking. Even if you smoke, stop smoking. Even if you don’t smoke, stop smoking.😘You get old quicker if you smoke😘😘” — @f*ck_you_ARRRMY
On the other hand, ARMYs asserted that the device in V’s photo isn’t actually an e-cigarette. They provided alleged proof that it was something else entirely.
“I saturated it. If these look the same to you, your eyes need to be checked. The e-cig that you guys claim he smokes has a stick right in the middle and is perfectly symmetrical. The shape in V’s photo isn’t symmetrical and looks very different from the e-cig.”
One fan pointed out that the Juul’s center stick is removed from the device when the lid is taken off. They claim that V’s device in the photo didn’t have a lid but still had the stick in the middle, proving that it wasn’t a Juul.
“The e-cig called Juul, that anti-fans are claiming V smokes, is designed to remove the center stick piece from the device when you take off the lid (The above picture shows the e-cig with its lid off).
You can see it on the e-cig reviews and tutorials.”
Others claimed it was just a tool used to hold pastels and chalk when drawing.
아니 님드라 태형이 담배 그거 파스텔 홀더임 사진 에 선있어서 전지담배랑 비슷하다고그러는데 잘보면 좀 방향 틀어져서 선으로 보이는거 걍 두번째사진 파스텔홀더 모서리일뿐임 세번째가 전담사진이고 pic.twitter.com/xuxAEFsqXq
— 이번생은글렀어 햇비 (@SSUN_HOBI) February 3, 2019
“Everyone, Taehyung’s alleged e-cig is just a pastel holder. The photo had a line in it, so it looked similar to a e-cig, but it’s only because the holder was slightly slanted to look like it had a stick. The second photo is a photo of a pastel holder and the third photo is the e-cig.”
Regardless whether V vapes or smokes or not, majority of the netizens are emphasizing that it is V’s private life as an adult and should not be the topic of debate among netizens.
It doesn’t really matter anyway it’s probably not even a juul and if it was the post would have been taken down by big hit since it “ruins” their reputation and he’s a grown fucking man he can do what he wants people shouldn’t make that big a deal about it fuck #Taehyung #v #bts
— kpop trash (@hellakpoptrashh) February 3, 2019
i dont get why y'all screaming over him having a juul but stream scenery for braincells 💆🏽♀️ https://t.co/LlKDe3EkE8
— zara 🐹 (@gcfcolors) February 3, 2019
so apparently everyone is buggin bc v has a juul. omg get over it, he’s a grown man, let him rock. ik it’s not the best for his health, but what can you do? i still love and support him no matter what. pic.twitter.com/MVgHTrI7z3
— 𝙠𝙞𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙮♡ (@btsangelicjin) February 3, 2019