Reporter reduces the biggest band in the world to "A boy band from Korea"

ARMY used this opportunity as a time to educate Mr. Gibson

September 25, 2018

BTS leader Kim Namjoon make an amazing speech to the United Nations. It was a huge day for BTS and ARMY. 


Today? Not so much. 



*blinks slowly* 

Whoa. Okay.

I don't do "dramatic". There's topics and things in the fandom that I find small and insignificant to focus on, but this is not one of them.

I'm going to let ARMY speak first. They rose to the occasion to educate. 













My turn. 

Mr. Gibson it seems in the past you liked their music and cheered on their dancing:

And now you don't. That's fine. What bothered me was seeing Kim Namjoon speak for Millennials and Generation Z by saying  "No matter who you are, where you're from, your skin color, your gender identity, speak yourself" 

and you dismissed them as "a boy band from Korea". 

Do you know what he means by #speakyouself? 

THIS is #speakyourself:








Under the #SpeakYourself and #LoveYourself hashtags, you will find thousands of men and women of ALL ages, gender identities, and ethnicities thanking BTS for telling them it's okay to be themselves, to love who they are, that their voice matters.

To dismiss these seven men instead of uplifting them for being a voice when others felt they had no voice is disappointing and counterproductive to the message BTS gave to the UN yesterday.

Being BTS ARMY is watching the clock with thousands of people at 11AM ET.

ARMY is sharing hashtags, slogans, inside jokes with strangers on the internet because your family and co-workers just don't get it.

ARMY is creating converstations, disagreements, essays, and "a thread".

ARMY is friendships, relationships, breakups, anger, laughter, and happy/sad tears.

ARMY is male, female, nonbinary, gay, straight, bi, and any identity you want to be.

Society tries to define you, BTS defines themselves. In a world where it's still not "okay" for men to be vulnerable, BTS is vulnerable all the time, discussing their own mental health issues and reassuring ARMY that it’s okay to feel that way and to get help, to talk to someone, to Love Yourself.

I hope this give you a little insight to what BTS genuinely stands for, fights for, and supports.

Not bad for just "a boy band from Korea".