ARMY were in shock after yesterday’s announcement!
On November 10, the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards were held. The results managed to infuriate the biggest fandom on the planet with its results.
BTS were nominated in three categories: The Group of 2019, The Music Video of 2019 and The Concert Tour of 2019. The group was also leading the votes polls according to various data collection accounts, ARMY thought that BTS were going to walk away with at least one award. They were shocked to find out BTS lost to BLACKPINK for in all three categories.
As a result, ARMY trended two hashtags demanding a response from the event organizers. They also expressed their disappointment with how the results turned out considering BTS track record this year; they also accused the award show of using BTS for clout.
Despite the disappointing results in ARMYs point of view, they still managed to turn it into something that would make BTS proud of them. They directed their anger towards something productive.
The hashtag #BuyPersonaOniTunes began trending worldwide; ARMY started encouraging each other to buy the album online. As a result, the album topped various iTunes charts around the world, in 19 countries and regions as of this writing. The album was released 7 months ago, it’s not an easy feat to get an album that’s been out for a while to chart so high but ARMY did it.
do you realize how powerful we’re charting months old songs encouraging e/o to buy and stream them we’re using our anger in something productive, that’s why i love this fandom we’re amazing #BuyPERSONAOniTunes @BTS_twt
— Immaculate🌸 (@GUUKISUNIVERSE) November 11, 2019
7 month old album on #1 itunes is a phenomenon that happen to viral perf/winners ONLY, not s.o who were snubbed. When we said #ThePeopleChooseBTS, we meant ACTUAL PEOPLE who spend $$ & influence charts, not all talk no action faceless twt stans #BuyPERSONAOniTunes @BTS_twt
— skye is s-worded 👻 (@bangtanism89_) November 11, 2019
Dear baby ARMYs, this isn’t exactly a real comeback, but it’s definitely the same feeling you’ll be getting. Something to prove, motivation, each country supporting one another. Posts that make you laugh or cry, the love we share. This is ARMY 💜 @BTS_twt #BuyPersonaOniTunes
— 🔮 (@DarlingSpectrum) November 11, 2019
“Map Of The Soul: PERSONA” — iTunes
— BTS Charts (@btschartdata) November 11, 2019
What do you think of this?