BTS’s V has been spotted in public by fans and his photos are stirring a heated debate!
BTS members are currently in New York to attend various events including those with the President of South Korea as cultural envoys.
On one online community form, what gained attention was a photo of BTS V out in public, the photo was captured by someone and the idol was spotted without a mask on. The netizen who created the highly debated online post posed two questions. Opinion one was that since there are not many restrictions in the U.S, this wasn’t a big deal, opinion two was about how it was not okay for BTS V to be not wearing a mask in public since he has to eventually return to Korea.
A reminder, Big Hit had previously confirmed BTS members and their staff received their vaccinations ahead of the beginning of the group’s trip to the U.S.
The post garnered many responses with netizens weighing in from all sides, South Korea is currently implementing many restrictions due to the rise in COVID-19 cases unlike the U.S which has relaxed it’s restrictions [laws differ by state].
The k-netizens who didn’t think this was an issue talked about how since BTS V is in America and their laws are different regarding it this shouldn’t be a big deal. Others talked about how he was in public and it could have been that he was out only for a couple of moments but was captured on camera.
The k-netizens who thought this was an issue talked about how even if wearing masks isn’t a requirement in the U.S, BTS V should have still worn it, some also worried about the possibility of V contracting the virus overseas and bringing it to South Korea.
Thoughts on this issue? Do you think BTS V was in the wrong for not wearing a mask or not?