Frankly I think BTS was really lucky in the sense that they peaked just as some of the biggest boy groups at the time were on hiatus which really allowed them up build their fan base. Of course it’s still like 70% their own hard work and 20% their company and stans. It’s not a bad thing though but I just think it’s unfair to have consistently put down groups who haven’t had the same fortune as them.
It really saddens me to see people throwing around that “armys have a victim complex” so shamelessly. I know that most people who say this are newer kpop stans, but they really should look into what bts and armys went through, especially in 2015-2016. I’ve never seen a group/fandom get that much hate from the community. Black oceans, numerous hateful hashtags trending, sajaegi accusations, people literally calling music and award shows and even the blue house of korea to ask for bts to be eliminated/disqualified.. There was so much hate… That’s why I feel like armys who have been here since early years have a reason to not trust other fandoms; it’s not a “victim complex”, it’s just that we got used to only being able to have ourselves and no one else.
I understand a lot of people dislike Jungkook’s vocals because it’s too breathy or weak, but he really is capable of a lot more. In fact, I feel like he has the ability to have a musical or trot stylized voice. And he has shown that. In the performance of Otsukare, his vibrato was just amazing! He is very talented, but blame the company for limiting his vocal range and not cultivating those techniques more. Unless he personally enjoys his own style, which I will still respect anyway!
I’ve never been much of a Jin stan, I appreciate him and find him funny but he never stood out to me. But during the past couple comebacks he’s been owning them. His solo was my favorite and his deep notes in Dionysus were sexy!
It irks me that RM is STILL underappreciated in the BTS fandom. After mono., I thought people were starting to appreciate him more, but it feels like there still aren’t that many people who really appreciate how much work he puts in for the group and how passionate he is about not only music but also ARMY and the causes he believes in.
I think people who are worried about how the well bts members are going to do when they go solo because of their ‘family bond’ are quite silly. These guys could legit release a track where they do nothing but scream racist and misogynistic bars into the mic (not implying they do hold these views, just describing a hypothetical situation!) and their fans would eat it up lol. Their power and support is insane and they have nothing to worry about.
BTS is way overhyped now. Yes they are good but the fans are blowing it up way too much. At this point, they could probably just release an audio of them breathing and the ARMYs would get them trending, breaking all records, win 30 music shows win, daesang for Song of the year