i know i’ve been gone for a minute but i need to get some things out right now.
when bts got nominated for top social artist, i heard all kinds of shit. “it’s not even a real category.” “they’re not revolutionary for it.” “the award means nothing for k-pop anyway.” those things just motivated me even more to vote, so i did. i told every single army to, and we did our very best.
yesterday, bts won the award, and suddenly things changed. there were people in my mentions saying that the victory was important for k-pop as a whole. that the award wasn’t only bangtan’s. that they got there thanks to other people who “paved the way” for them. people started acting as if the whole k-pop community had helped and supported us, which is a fucking joke.
so let me tell you: no, this award is not everyone’s award. this award is bangtan’s and army’s, who worked their asses off to win this, on our own, as we always do. because we (and bts) are supported by others when it’s convenient for them, because when it’s not, they are always ready to rub all their 94 daesangs on our face or some shit. please, cut the crap. we never needed these people’s help and i’m not fucking sharing this with them.
you know what makes me even more pissed? the fact that there’s a small part of the fandom who listens to those people. who want to be accepted and loved by other fandoms so bad that they’re always glad to give those people what they want: a fandom who works for them to spread k-pop and never gets credit for it. i’m sick of that. i don’t care about my “fandom’s image” in k-pop because if you haven’t noticed, no matter what we do, bangtan’s success bothers most of people and it makes them turn against us. and we. do not. need. them.
i appreciate each and every single person from other fandoms who voted for bts and don’t fit on cases mentioned here, but army, you’re powerful on your own. be kind (and humble) to people who deserve your kindness. stop fighting against your own fandom to please people who don’t give a fuck about you or your idols. learn to be tough, because as bts grows more popular, we’re gonna need it. if “teamwork makes the dream work”, our team needs to be unstoppable.
You know when you make new friends and then you add them on social media and then you start thinking about all of the embarrassing stuff that they’ll find if they dig deep enough, and you just hope that they’ll like you for you? Yeah, I feel like that’s what BTS is going through right now
Congratulations to BTS for winning on the BBMAs! and special thanks to Namjoon for being an amazing leader and handling the situation perfectly, for translating to the rest of the members and always being supportive! Couldn’t be more proud!
I remember that not a long time ago the top post in the bangtan tag used to have max. 3000 notes, now I look at it and it almost has 20000. I think this really shows how much the ARMY has grown over the last year or so. I’m so proud of our boy and of us. Let’s keep flying with our beautiful wings. :)