Since debuting in 2013, BTS has always been praised for their approaches to music videos. No matter the song, they always put their heart and souls into creating music for fans worldwide. In particular, they have constantly gained attention for encouraging diversity and inclusivity in their music videos.
Recently, Jin has been praised for the small details in his new music video that promotes inclusivity.
When the video was released, ARMYs couldn’t hide their tears at such a beautiful song which was accompanied by a video with one of the most heartwarming narratives.
Throughout the video, fans also noticed so many touching references that only ARMYs would understand.
who else teared up pic.twitter.com/eas41jw5D6
— joce 👩🏼🚀 (@jeonvntold) October 28, 2022
The little girl represents ARMY, and before he leaves, he gives her his helmet, either to protect herself or to remember him by, or both. I can't help but think that this is what is happening to us too right now.
But in the end, he came back.
— Dita ⁷ (@almostdita) October 28, 2022
They always have the members with them… ALWAYS 😭 pic.twitter.com/iQgyfBVqVX
— 💙 ᴮᴱ바다⁷ 💐 (SLOW) 💙 (@eternalhyyh) October 28, 2022
In particular, ARMYs noticed that during the video, Jin had a tattoo on his neck. On closer look, they realized that it was actually braille and spelled out “ARMY.”
Many also noticed that when Jin was doing the crossword, the black spaces were also using braille and spelled out “FOR ARMY.”
When netizens noticed the use of braille in the video, they couldn’t hide their emotions. As always, BTS ensure that they include details to make everyone feel included and represented.
Is the crossword also a braille?!?!😭😭
If it is, I think it’s written
— Ayaka ⁷ (slow) (@061313purple) October 28, 2022
“I love you”
— Sari Setiogi Griberg (@setiogi) October 28, 2022
seokjin's braille on his neck means "ARMY" i can't do this anymore pic.twitter.com/05u4jA0WBD
— bts quotes archive⁷ ☁️ | thesis ⏳ (@btsqtsarchive) October 28, 2022
The reason why it has been praised so much is the continuous efforts by BTS to ensure they represent everyone in their music videos. Back in July 2021, BTS released the music video for their song “Permission To Dance.”
Fans noticed in the music video was that the members incorporated both Korean (KSL) and international (ASL) sign language into their choreography. The group’s record label later confirmed that this was the case, and the members were using sign language for the words “fun,” “dance,” and “peace.”
Even more recently, BTS were praised for their “Yet To Come” music video collaboration with Hyundai. Throughout the video, people from different countries and backgrounds were shown.
“The Astronaut” is truly a beautiful song, and it’s the small details that have really touched the hearts of ARMYs worldwide. You can read more about BTS promoting inclusivity and diversity with music videos below.