BTS stopped by iHeartRadio for an exclusive, livestreamed, interview.
Thanks for an incredible day @BTS_twt!
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) May 22, 2019
The incredible interview, which even featured a surprise appearance by Halsey, was marred by insensitive comments by some ARMYs in the audience.
About halfway through the interview (30:00 in the YouTube video above), the host posed a question to the crowd–“Which one of the guys is most likely to mess up their dance routines?”
To the shock of ARMYs worldwide, the audience members started shouting out names, with some ARMYs believing that RM and Jin‘s name was being especially mentioned.
in iheartradio the boys were asked who was most likely to mess up the choreo and people started to shout names out, specially jin’s, the boys basically had to shut the crowd up and jungkook proceeded to say “we are perfect”, and i believe jin heard it 🙁 he doesnt deserve this
— isa with luv❤️ (@bangtanalwayss) May 22, 2019
The members of BTS laughed off the question, but ARMYs noticed that the members looked uncomfortable. Jungkook put a stop to the mess by saying “We are perfect”.
ARMYs were horrified that the boys were put through such an awkward situation, and trended the hashtag #NamJinBestDancers in support of the boys.
Despite everything, i'm glad watching how they protect each other. They really have their own way to comfort the other. And seokjin's little "im not wrong" broke my heart into pieces. You were NEVER wrong seokjinnie #NamjinBestDancers pic.twitter.com/RmjdFeoNUa
— seokjin dance king (@sophiephany) May 22, 2019
The hashtag quickly went viral, garnering over 297,000 tweets.
I saw what happened & I am appalled. You don't deserve to be called Armys for disrespecting 2 members,
People were screaming like idiots like have some manners & stop screeching like Banshees!
I have no choice but to say this: I hope KARMA hits you hard.#NamjinBestDancers
— Wandering Shadow (@shadow_twts) May 22, 2019
Hopefully, the talented kings weren’t affected by these comments and focus on what’s important–making great music and entertaining ARMYs around the world.