Dr. Phil has found himself in a sticky situation with BTS fandom, the ARMY.
Recently, Dr. Phil invited the obsessed BTS Jimin fan, Oli London, on his show to discuss his obsession with looking like BTS’s Jimin. He had undergone numerous surgeries to look like Jimin and even recently married a cutboard of Jimin [you read that right].
Related: BTS Jimin Superfan Issues A ‘Marriage Certificate’ To Jimin Cardboard Cutout, Gets Married To It In Las Vegas
While fans have contrasting opinions about Oli London, the spotlight was on Dr. Phil this time because of his remarks while consulting the big BTS Jimin fan.
“And you have to know that the somebody else you’re wanting to be is not really who that person appears to be. That’s a manufactured, marketed image.”
Some ARMY didn’t react nicely to what Dr. Phil said, some think he’s referring to Jimin himself, while others think he’s referring to the overall Kpop image not Jimin in particular.
ARMY took to twitter to express their disappointment with Dr. Phil remarks and some discussed what they think of the situation; here are some of their opinions.
Here is how ARMY reacted to this:
I’m actually not surprised about what Dr.Phill said about Jimin. Jimin ain’t the only one he dehumanized. Literally everyone that’s on his show he publically humiliates and dehumanizes. You would think the best way to resolve personal issues you have with someone is privately.
— Yicruz48⁷🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@yicruz48) January 9, 2020
calling the park jimin ‘manufactured’ on national television, i need a mfuckin apology you nasty white oompa loompa https://t.co/xavoFv0vK5
— tani⁷💫 #Yoontro (@jiminpophub) January 9, 2020
I think DR. Phill’s intentions were to say MANUFACTURED IMAGE not JIMIN himself but the way people idolize celebrities in general.
— 🇦🇺Ri 🇹🇴🇳🇿 (@What2Ddu) January 9, 2020
I can’t believe dr phil really just said that jimin is a “manufactured marketed image”. He’s basically saying that jimins image is created as per the requirements of being an idol, not his real self…. pic.twitter.com/I2MP0I1SvR
— man like jimin⁷ (@jimultis) January 9, 2020
instead of dragging that freak who wants to physically look like jimin, dr. phil dragged jimin instead? i’m tired of bts members getting dragged for crap other people do.
— lily⁷ (@functionbts) January 9, 2020
‘Manufactured marketed image’ Wtf Dr. Phil? Jimin has grown up, but has never gotten surgery. Is he really going to sit there and stereotype jimin like that? I can’t believe this.
— rhianna⁷ ♡ (@taeshighnotes) January 9, 2020
Check out the clip where Dr. Phil says this below:
Do you agree or disagree with Dr. Phil?
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