ARMYs, Korean and international, have been fighting a group of haters after finding out about their closed chat group that focuses on sending hate to Jimin.
A twitter user has exposed the chat group after his/her acquaintance (hereafter A) joined the group which had over 40 members to discuss BTS and ways they can hype articles and support the group. However, A soon realized how bad the chat group really is.
The group would collect reporters’ names and emails asking them to either remove articles about Jimin or edit them to include OT7, they’d sometimes pretend to be fans who care about all members and ask reporters to edit said articles about Jimin so ‘no other outshines the other hiding their true motives.’ Something true ARMY found disgusting and pathetic. Once an article highlighting Jimin’s performance of “Black Swan” was released, ARMY shared email and name of reporter asking him to take down the article.
<조직적으로 활동 중인 악개 오픈톡을 공론화합니다>
헤이트는 또 다른 헤이트를 낳으며 결국은 방탄 전체에 악영향을 미칠 수 있다는 것을 인지하시고 앞으로는 모두가 긍정적인 방향으로만 힘을 써주셨으면 합니다.
방탄소년단의 모든 멤버들이 더 이상 내부의 적으로부터 공격받지 않기를 바랍니다. pic.twitter.com/RCXRVtAtk2
— 공론화 (@gongronhwa0204) February 4, 2020
They also took notes of articles and post on social media to praise certain members and alienate other members completely, the victim was Jimin. And since they claim to be true ARMY, they’re not only harming the image of the fandom but also the image of BTS.
Other ARMYs found out about this through the twitter account and A who decided to reveal texts from the group to expose them and warn others about them. It is said that the group has been running for years, but this has not been verified.
ARMYs began tweeting at Big Hit asking them to take strict legal action against the haters who continue to harass the members and damage the fandom and BTS’s image.
Several hashtags have been trending worldwide and in South Korea on Twitter, fans have been doing the best they can to spread the content of the chat group to expose those haters; they’re demanding a quick response from the agency.
Here are some fans thoughts on the matter, plus other information about the chat group:
What word do you associate with Jimin? Let us know in the replies along with the hashtags!
— JIMIN DATA (@PJM_data) February 5, 2020
A group of korean akgaes have been harassing media platforms to not post anything related to JM.
This impacts not only JM, but B/TS as a whole. Let us be heard and continue campaigning to stop the continuous hate and harrassment being spread.#조직적으로활동중인악개오픈톡공론화
— JIMIN DATA (@PJM_data) February 4, 2020
Please protect our precious angel !! These people were contacting websites and reports, in order to get them take Jimin’s name off BTS articles and more. We can’t let them do that
He deserves all the love #간잽들_인신공격_정당화_그만해 pic.twitter.com/maV6R4RTMn
— BNnmilkookie (@QuynhAnhTa1) February 5, 2020
— ⁷ (@stussyjimin) February 5, 2020
What I really want to say to our fans, after all these hard times, is that you really, really became the reason of our existence.. we got the reason we will be always together and we keep being on the stage.. so I’m so happy.. #박지민_소중해
— Soo Choi⁷ 2/21 (@choi_bts2) February 5, 2020
Sending warm hugs to our precious Jimin ✨ Thank you for always loving and making ARMYs happy, your happiness is ours too
— BTS Voting Fam ⁷ (@BTSVotingFam) February 5, 2020
Currently some people are tweeting with sc of ppl hating on jm misusing the currently #1 trend in Korea
— Hearts4Jimin [#TEAMJIMIN] (@Hearts4Jimin) February 5, 2020
What do you think of this situation?