I usually don’t do this kind of thing, but I’m itching inside while reading some stuff, and I just really want to put this out there…
Jungkook and Jimin have a close and special relationship. End point.
See, the thing about the recent event is that, no matter the circumstances, it doesn’t matter if he was quoting a k-drama (as I’ve seen some people attempting to point out, which… Sorry, it’s nice to think about stuff from different perspectives and in an unbiased way, but I just think it was a stupid thing to try and compare to, lmao. Especially if none of them have ever mentioned watching it, so…), what matters is that Jungkook is still younger than Jimin, and therefore, this is uncommon behaviour.
“Oh but he could have been joking around”, see, if he’s joking around, he’s still playing with hierarchy. He owes his hyungs respect, and if he’s gone and called Jimin “baby” even if as a joke, it’s because Jimin let him, or if he was opposed to it, Jimin would’ve scolded him immediately, and he didn’t.
IN FACT! Jimin didn’t even flinch. He didn’t react. Jimin reacted to it as naturally as the speed of which the pet name came out of Jungkook’s mouth. It was normal for both of them. The act itself is bold. What’s so difficult to understand?
“Oh, but he could’ve been talking to Taehyung!”
Sorry but no, Jungkook wasn’t talkingto Taehyung. Taehyung was right beside him, and when he spoke, he spoke louder and looked behind him - precisely at where Jimin was standing - to speak. If he was speaking to Taehyung, he wouldn’t need to look behind him, to where Jimin was. He would plainly and simply look beside him, where Taehyung was, which was much simpler and easier to do. Also, it was Jimin who was ‘holding them back’ because he was the one taking pictures and taking his time when both Jungkook and Taehyung were already ready to go. So, yes, he talked to Jimin.
And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but no, he was not talking to or about the ocean. I mean??? Do I even need to go there? Yeah, I thought so.
Thing is: Why is it so hard for some people to just accept the fact that Jungkook acts in a certain way with Jimin that:
- Is uncommon in between boys in Korea;
- Is uncommon when HE is the youngest in the pair. Jungkook is the maknae, he is Jimin’s dongsaeng. Jungkook is in (technically) a lower position in relation to Jimin.
Jimin doting on Jungkook, or any of the hyungs really, is common behaviour because Jungkook is the baby, he is the youngest. They will dote on him.
But the fact that some of the shit Junkook says (like speaking informally, calling Jimin princess, manggaetteok, baby) is not normal for the YOUNGEST to say/call/tell to his ELDER, and that is what is so telling.
It’s not the pet names themselves, it’s the fact that they’ve acquired such intimacy and comfort with each other that Jimin lets him do it and get away with it. And not only that, but Jimin is also comfortable with it. If he wasn’t so, he would’ve stopped Jungkook a long time ago.
So really, the main point here is: the things that Jungkook does to Jimin, he doesn’t do to any of his other hyungs, and the things he does to Jimin, they’re uncommon. It’s a breach in hierarchy, and this is what’s shocking and this, per se, is what speaks so loud about their dynamics and relationship. They’re close. Maybe the closest in the band, and no one can deny it.
I’m not making any assumptions in here, see? I’m just plainly stating facts. For Jungkook to be able to do such thing is because Jimin lets him. And for Jimin to let him, it’s because they’re close. End point.
I have no idea if they are dating or not, I don’t even feel comfortable saying it, this is not even what this post is about.
What I’m trying to say here and I’m rambling is just that I don’t get people being so salty and annoying over facts and why people keep trying to deny facts. They are close. Jikook are close, and that’s it. Just get over it.
Even if as a joke, even if as a quote, it’s still the dongsaeng calling his hyung baby. It’s the act. It’s the dynamics. @satellite-jeon has spoken about this so many times now, and she explained it well enough in her last post.
So, please. I’m not trying to prove shit with this, I’m just trying to say that Jimin and Jungkook have a special relationship. Be it platonic, be it romantic, be it professional, be it whatever. They have something special.
In GoT, ship whoever you want. I don’t like some ships as others don’t like mine, but everyone is entitled to their own ships. But please, please do not give Rose Leslie hate because she’s engaged to Kit and that gets in the way of your real-life ‘ship’. Kit and Rose are a beautiful couple and are very happy and it’s awful that people are hating on them for that. If you are truly Kit’s fan, you would be happy for him and not angry that he’s engaged to Rose instead of Emilia.
Y'all realize that bullying fucking 12 year olds and making fun of the things they like is shitty right? Like you do realize that an 11 year old who likes fidget spinners doesn’t hurt you in the slightest? Or a 13 year old who like Minecraft? Y'all dub shit 10-13 like as cringy and then it trickles down to their age group and the edgy mean kids bully kids who are hurting no one for liking something???? So maybe don’t be a dick to children please??
people love to jump to blaming America’s “division” on the minorities instead of looking at the blatant and systematic oppression that’s been going on for CENTURIES….we are not just now “divided” my friend, this is just your classic case of minorities not tolerating the bullshit anymore