Let’s appreciate a precious gift sent from heaven.
Let’s appreciate Jung Hoseok ask J-Hope.
Who is J-Hope one mights ask?
Well only one of the cutest…
…young men to exist in this world.
Yesterday, i was with a friend, having some tea when suddenly i saw it… I saw the magical notification that caused to interrupt everything i was doing and to force my friend @eggplantjoy to watch this brilliant notification with me.
That notification was the concept trailer for BTS new album. I switch it on and what do I see?
I see my own light. I see one of my favourite people in the world: Jung Hoseok, having his own opening song, something he always wished to have.
And what a brilliant video it was. After all, J-Hope not only reminded us of his amazing rap skills, but also of his phenomenal dancing, proving that he not only dances with his body, but also with his soul, his emotions.
And it deeply pains my heart to see how some people decide to go after him and hurt him. It pains me to know that there are people that wish to bring him down and take his amazing smile with them.
You don’t find him attractive? okay, fair enough but beauty is subjective. Its something which is based on the individual’s taste and should not give anyone a reason to want to crush them. In fact, if your reason for wanting to crush J-Hope is because of his looks, then you are clearly trying to project yourself on him, trying to make him feel worse and more insecure than you do.
You don’t find him bare and tired attractive?
Well, there are many (including me) who find him extremely attractive no matter what.
Then there are those that try to bring him down due to the jealousy towards his success. There are those who make it their lives mission to troll and hurt him as
a)they have nothing better to do
b)they want to get people to react to them
c)they want to express their jealousy towards him.
After all, he is so young, yet has accomplished so much and is clearly always setting the bar higher each time and is trying to accomplish even more, all for the sake of his group and us ARMY.
For my Jung Hoseok is a true inspiration.
There are days when i feel like nothing, i feel like the world is dark and when i feel lonely. Yet somehow seeing him always put a smile on his face even when he feels like nothing, even when he feels like the world is dark, even if he feels lonely, inspires me to also smile and keep going forward and fighting.
Watching him, always makes me feel better (in fact so much better, that as i am writing, i am about to cry-thats how much he means to me).
However, i do not under any circumstances want him to always pressure himself into always having to have a smile. I do not want him to feel like unless he keeps his image, none will love him, because its not true.
This gif, i have used before and when i saw it, i immediately thought of J-Hope.
Do i believe his smile is just an image? No
Do i believe that it is a hyperbole? Yes.
After all, it is known that Jung Hoseok always pressures himself to stay strong and happy for the sake of his members.
After all, he does sometimes have to pressure himself to remain as J-Hope.
Yet all i want, is to know that he is healthy.
All I want is to know, is that he has someone , to whom he can go and say “You know what***** I am having a bad day today and i need to get it out of my chest”. And all i want, is to know that that person listens to him and gives him a shoulder to cry on.
After all, he is still, such a young man, who had joint the industry still a boy, who was suddenly separated from the life he knew before. He, just like any loyal Kpop idol, has sold his soul, has ‘sold his youth’ as Agust D had said, in order to hopefully one day achieve his dream.
I truly, genuinely love Jung Hoseok.
Will he ever know of how much he means to me? Probably not. But its ok. Because it shouldn’t really matter for him to know that this particular blogger loves him, no matter how much i want him to know.
What matters is that we as ARMY show him our love, our appreciation and our understanding.
All that matters is that we do not pressure him to the point where he breaks down due to his image’s pressure.
All that matters is that he understand that the real ARMY would never hate a member of the group, or would want that member to suffer.
All that matters is that he understand that the real ARMY will never abandon him if he decides to date or experiment with anyone, be it a girl or a boy, if he decides to be celibate, if he decides to not smile for some time, if he takes some time off due to sickness, be it physical or mental, or due to him missing his family.
After all, these are all needed for a young man. Otherwise, how else is he meant to discover himself?
How is he meant to develop?
How is he meant to get inspiration?
And of course, I do understand Korean culture to a certain extent and thus some of those things i mentioned above might not be acceptable for an idol.
However, in my humble opinion, a true ARMY must first and foremost learn to love and support Jung Hoseok, the person, and then J-Hope, the idol.
So yep. This is is.
Thank you Jung Hoseok for existing.
Thank you for putting a smile on my face.
Thank you, for being my inspiration to always work hard and try my best.
Thank you for giving this 18 year old Russian Cypriot ARMY hope.
Keep working, keep fighting, but most importantly- stay healthy.
Thank you for reading! Let’s all share our love for this magnificent human being!
If this isn’t your style though, its ok. His group has many different styles, full of intense choreography and vocals mixed with some rap. Just search BTS dance practice for dance or check to their live or music videos
JYP: Finally! We will soon be releasing the highly anticipated follow up single to FLY! I’m going to call it Hard Carry! *beams*
Jinyoung: Okay that’s nice, but are we going to get some closure on the mysteries and theories that we have been dragging out?
JYP: Lol no. Why would we?
Jaebum: I don’t know, maybe because for months now the fans have been wondering on what exactly is going on.
JYP: Yeah so let them use that “wandering”, and wander into a store and buy your album!
Mark: *whispers* but that’s not even the same wor-
Jackson: Well all I want to know is if I can take a lesser role in the video, I’ve been super tired lately and I’m afraid I’m getting stressed.
JYP: Sure! No prob! I’ll just only have you flash your abs once instead of the original 4 times that were planned, and I’ll have you flex and show your arms off a lot. So you should probs put that cookie down and hit the gym after this meeting. You’re looking a little swollen to be honest.
Jinyoung: So what is even going to be added to the storyline? What’s going to happen.
JYP: IDK, I kidnapped 3 interns and am keeping them in a closet somewhere running on only red bull shots and peppermint sticks. Their sole goal is to think of something better that whatever BigHit and Starship has planned. So far we’re going to go with the theory that everyone is dead and that the scenes are out of order and that if you submerge under water your love will come.
Jaebum: Isn’t that just BTS and Monsta X’s storylines blended together??
JYP: I may have stolen the interns from those companies so…
JYP: IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS
Mark: Okaayyy, well Is there at least going to be a lot of cool visual elements?
JYP: I was hoping you’d ask! *reaches under table and pulls out a miniature christmas tree on a string* Tada!!
Youngjae: What is it?
JYP: Just imagine a white room full of Christmas trees suspended in the air while Jaebum walks through them!
Jaebum: Why me??
Yugyeom: Will they be decorated at least?
JYP: Nah, but they will slowly die. I want to really draw in that sad angle that everyone keeps working this year.
Jaebum: *whispers* what’s sad is that I should have known after JJP to get out while I still could.
JYP: What’s that?
JYP: Okay well I will catch all you guys on set! And Juni– I mean Jinyoung! Make sure you practice holding your breath! We’re going to do a lot of those under water scenes and I would hate for you to drown before you can come to your senses and take my sacred name again. *leaves*
Jinyoung: Does anyone feel slightly threatened and helpless, or is it just me?
Youngjae: Actually to be honest I feel attacked a lot in this group and like maybe I’m not appreciated enou–
Jinyoung: Wait…I don’t actually care. *leaves*
BamBam: HEYY!! JYP come back!!! I forgot to ask you if I could Dab!!!! *gets up to run after JYP*
Jaebum: *trips him* Oops…
BamBam: Ouch!! You broke the left heel off of my pink panda furry steel toed high fashion boots!!
Jaebum: I swear to God, If you make us end up dabbing in this new MV I’m going to burn your baby seal platinum leather jacket next!
Mark: Annnndd that’s my cue to go. *leaves*
Jackson: I guess I can go another week without sleep and just go back to the gym. *leaves crying*
Youngjae: I need to go practice my expressions in a mirror, I don’t want to get out acted by a bird in a cage *leaves*
Yugyeom: Um and I’m meeting Ten for coffee and dance talk, so I’ll be leaving too *leaves blushing*
BamBam: I guess that leaves just you and me hyun–
Jaebum: No *leaves*
BamBam: *calls after* FINE!! I’LL JUST GO HOME BY MYSELF! *leaves limping in one heel and holding the broken shoe in hand*
BamBam:*mutter* stupid pink panda furry steel toed high fashion boots.