On January 3rd, M Countdown celebrated its 600 episode with special appearances from various artists who sat down for brief interviews to talk about stories of their debut days.
BTS were one of the groups that talked about their difficult times and shared stories about how they overcame them to become better people.
Suga shared a story but somehow after looking through twitter, I found some people accusing Gdragon of bullying him, a strong word used so I decided to investigate the subject and find out whats going on and why ARMY and VIP relationship isnt very good right now.
Let’s start with what fueled this debate around what Gdragon said. Yoongi told the cameras,
“Gdragon sunbaenim talked to me and asked what’s written on my clothing but I couldn’t answer him that I didn’t know, since it was a printing on a 14$ hoodie because we didn’t have money.”
Yoongi: “GD sunbaenim talked to me and asked whatʼs written on my clothing but i couldnʼt answer him that i didnʼt know, since it was a printing on a 14$ hoodie because we didnʼt have money”
THE JOURNEY THEY HAVE IS REALLY NOT EASY BUT LOOK AT THEM NOWpic.twitter.com/XFyXdPAF8K
— euna﹔ (@mapplesuga) January 3, 2019
Simple, don’t you think? But why did some ARMY start debating this and some went on to accuse Gdragon of allegedly bullying Yoongi?
Well, according to various ARMY tweets, what Gdragon asked Yoongi wasn’t appropriate given the fact that BTS were poor when they started out. Gdragon is known for being a fashionista who’s very interested in fashion and know a lot about it, so the question given the circumstances doesn’t make much sense.
Some argue that it was distasteful of him to ask Yoongi, a poor recently-debuted idol about his shirt when it was obvious that it wasn’t even a brand but a knock off.
Some ARMY reacted positively for an interaction between BTS and BIGBANG, some reacted negatively and there were a couple of hurtful tweets were some started assuming Yoongi was bullied by Gdragon, which doesn’t make any sense given the context of the story.
To the ARMY who spread the bully rumor, other ARMY tried to explain what happened and what exactly was said, VIPs were also trying to explain that Gdraong wouldn’t have intentionally wanted to hurt Yoongi and merely wanted to start a conversation with the rookie at the time.
A lot of people also brought up how respectful Gdragon is to everyone and how he always bowed down to younger artists despite being a senior in the industry.
Here are some of the reactions:
couldnt gd read?? why did he need yoongi to spell it for him lmao yall annoying gd is a lil bitch fuck off
— yoongi and jennie’s personal assistant (@suncityjk) January 3, 2019
gd: hey yoongi what’s your shirt say
armys: he said he wants to kill him
— namtaegikook love bot 🐨 (@sungjinfucker69) January 3, 2019
gd: does that say aint laurent??????
— 약속 ☁️ (@softkloud) January 3, 2019
That GD dude is an a**hole for doing that. What a dick.
I am so glad BTS and Bighit is now thrice their company’s net worth!!
Big Fuck You to him! 😠
— Yoongi❤ [HIATUS] (@yoongiMtae) January 3, 2019
Me enlisting to the Korean military just to catch up with GD for bullying Yoongi in 2013 pic.twitter.com/UU5DwK1KaR
— 🅰️nge (@JoonsworId) January 3, 2019
Anyways even tho what gd said to Yoongi was insensitive it happened a long time ago and now Yoongi is chilling wearing the same if not even better designer brands than that goofy goober pic.twitter.com/A7R5SfkHUB
— ً (@YOONISTRY) January 3, 2019
Yoongi: ‘GD sunbaenim talked to me and asked me about my shirt’
Army: OMG GD is cancelled, let’s break his leg for hurting Yoongi pic.twitter.com/gHQ5PTToyQ
— – E *⊹˚ (@Jiyongiiee) January 3, 2019
my bts bias is yoongi. for the record, he admires GD and yoongi would never share a story like that to highlight someone else’s behavior. he was trying to illustrate how far they’ve come and y’all are turning it into an ugly soapbox for your inferiority complex i’m- pic.twitter.com/ZKdim1qUSi
— andrEa 🌙 (@multistandrea) January 3, 2019
how the hell did gd “bully” yoongi? smh i swear people are getting more delusional each day
— dani ✨ (@softchans) January 3, 2019
Why are some people spreading the lie that GD bullied Yoongi ? I don’t understand how it’s bullying. Yes it’s kinda clumsy for a rich af idol to ask a poor one about their clothes but he was prob curious since he loves clothes! You can hate Bigbang like you want but
— 2any1 = legends. (@Armchairsquad) January 3, 2019
Who’s the dumbass who started this whole “GD was mocking Yoongi” bs???? Stop spreading lies. Why would GD approach a rookie to mock him for the clothes he’s wearing?? What would he gain from it?? GD literally bows 90° to rookies. Stop assuming shit.
— Moonchild 🌙 (@SiriusMoonchild) January 3, 2019
gd asked what was written on the shirt, yoongi said he didn’t know himself so clealry how is this insensitive?
— mono🌙☄ (@jeonrosiee) January 3, 2019
gd making fun of yoongi fake givenchy shirt has the same energy than vips who bullied armys before
— gowon manager (@kyugcf) January 3, 2019
Never in a million years i imagine an interaction between GD and Yoongi pic.twitter.com/ore2MlkKM7
— Precilla Martin (@livelylala) January 3, 2019
What do you think of this?