An 86-year-old BTS fan is going viral on TikTok!
Marilyn (@marilynbooth786 on TikTok) started posting on TikTok, mainly BTS-related content, at the end of 2022. She mainly shared clips of some of her favorite BTS songs, praising the members’ talents.
She also occasionally shares videos of beautiful New Zealand with BTS songs added as the audio.
Of course, like every ARMY, she shares BTS memes. Recently, we’ve all been wondering where Jungkook is.
Where are you JK
Marilyn finally went viral recently with a video introducing herself. She captioned it, “Thankyou for the likes and follows.”
I’m introducing you to an 86-year-old BTS fan who still finds it amazing at this stage in my life I’m fangirling [over] a K-Pop band, but since discovering them four years ago, they have filled in a gap in my life. I’m on my own, I’m disabled, and I spend quite a bit of my time following them, watching the clips, watching the news, watching the articles about them…
She delivered a profound message: “Age does not dictate the music you enjoy.” Marilyn has been an ARMY for four years, and BTS has become a significant part of her life.
Hope I’m still around in 2025 to see a comeback if there is one. Hope Jin’s okay, don’t know where Jungkook’s gone, but Jimin, J-Hope, Suga, and RM have all done amazing things since the break.
Thankyou for the likes and follows
The video went viral with 159.4K views and 42.7K likes at the time of writing.
ARMYs of all ages commented, relating to her post in some way, whether it was missing Jin and Jungkook, or fellow “dope old people,” as RM would say, relating to her.
Marilyn was shocked the next day to discover that her video had gone viral. She expressed her gratitude to both BTS and ARMY.
I woke up this morning, turned on TikTok, and was absolutely blown away to see all the likes and comments. I can’t believe that anyone was interested to follow or like what I had to say yesterday, but I’m so happy about it, super, super excited… And the comments, I read every single one…
She revealed that she doesn’t really claim to have a bias because she loves all of them. Yet, based on visuals, she has a soft spot for V particularly. Marilyn confessed that since Jimin collaborated with BIGBANG‘s Taeyang on “VIBE,” he has become her bias wrecker!
People keep asking me who my bias is… I really can’t separate them. They’re all so individually talented and unique, but I have a sneaky little thing for V’s visuals because he is so beautiful.
Marilyn posted another personal update. She is still in disbelief over all the love and support she has received this week.
I can’t say enough how exciting the last three or four days have been. Four days ago, I was so happy if I got one follower and four likes, but this is just so amazing to me. And so many super people, and it’s all because of BTS and ARMY…
To army and BTS with love
Age truly is just a number, and as Marilyn wrote in her original viral video, it “does not dictate the music you enjoy.”