BTS’s Jimin Shuts Down Fan Service At “PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – SEOUL”

He addressed “bromance.”

The BTS members are well-known for their sincere and loving relationships.

From left: J-Hope, RM, V, Jungkook, Suga, Jimin, and Jin. | @BTS_twt/Twitter

Everyone who knows them has testified that they legitimately like each other and are great friends despite working together for so many years now.

I see idols in groups not liking each other and sh*t, because obviously when you’re with people for too long… when you’re in a group, obviously if you see them 24 hours you’re going to bump heads.

— Jessi

From left: J-Hope, Jin, Jungkook, Jessi, and RM.

Consequently, though, some ARMYs ship members with one another. Shipping is a popular occurrence in any fandom but especially K-Pop.

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It’s also quite controversial. Shipping is an occurrence that often divides fandoms as most fans don’t see eye to eye on it. Some find it extremely problematic, while others view it as harmless.

Yet, celebrities who are subjected to shipping have voiced their own concerns and discomfort over shipping, especially idols who are requested to partake in fan service with fellow members.

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BTS especially has been subject to shipping and fan service. There are countless edits online of various pairings or “ships.”

Jin and V have famously rejected fan service requests.

Now, Jimin has turned down fan service requests too.


Jimin is one of the most often shipped members in BTS. He is often paired with maknae Jungkook and roommate J-Hope. Also, V and he are referred to as “soulmates” as they have a song together dedicated to their friendship, called “Friends.”

However, during BTS’s first night of PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – SEOUL at Olympic Stadium, he revealed how much he dislikes shipping.

V and Jimin.

Jin saw feathers near Jimin’s eyes and kindly removed them. J-Hope especially teased him, referring to it as “bromance.”

This prompted Jimin to say that he really does not like “bromance” or “fan service” because he does not want to “act fake.”

I hate such things. I really don’t like acting fake even as an idol.

— Jimin

Essentially, he communicated that his relationships with members are not bromances to be shipped but instead are genuine friendships.

So, if there were any questions about Jimin’s feelings regarding the issue, it is no more!

Check out more iconic Jimin moments from the show below:

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