BigHit Entertainment has launched an international fan community for their upcoming group, Tomorrow x Together (TXT), and some BTS fans are really not happy about it.
On February 1, TXT announced the fancafe’s opening on their official Twitter account. This new online community, which offers fans a way to directly communicate with the TXT members, currently operates in three languages: Korean, English, and Japanese.
The official fan community of TOMORROW X TOGETHER has been opened!!
Have fun and great time with TOMORROW X TOGETHER🤩
— TXT OFFICIAL (@TXT_bighit) February 1, 2019
After the news broke, many BTS fans expressed their disappointment, frustration, and even outrage over the fact that TXT has received an international fan community before BTS. ARMYs have been requesting an international BTS community for a very long time.
Other ARMYs, however, are defending BigHit Entertainment and TXT. They believe that fans should not be comparing TXT’s projects to BTS’s, and say that ARMYs should be more patient.
I understand the frustration over the international fancafe,but i think armys should be a bit more patient. The txt fancafe is run by BENX, the company bighit created in july 2018 to take care of their websites. It was only since then that their websites were taken care of better
— ❆ (@oana_florina) February 1, 2019
Meanwhile, other ARMYs believe that TXT’s international community may be a prototype that BigHit Entertainment will later expand to BTS and future BigHit Entertainment artists.
Wait BH has an international fancafe for TXT? Oh my god yes,, they are finally testing it out and that means BTS will definitely have their own intl fancafe before the next cb which is supposed to be a "GLOBAL PROJECT"
I CAN'T FCKING WAIT SJSJJS
— Diksha 📸 Scenery (@babybluejin) February 1, 2019
Fans of both BTS and TXT are hoping that this issue will not divide the fandoms, and they are encouraging everyone to support both groups. They are also urging everyone to respect the rules of TXT’s community by not mentioning BTS or any other artists.
Please do not post about ships on the #TXT community site or mention other artist which INCLUDES BTS altho they are under the same company.
This site basically works just like fancafe and the only thing different is that everything on the site is available in English.. pic.twitter.com/17QHGyFoqP
— 삼Choi (@3choi_txt) February 1, 2019