BTS‘s Jin had a public heart-to-heart talk in the YouTube series My Alcohol Diary (also known as No Prepare). Both he and host Lee Young Ji discussed various topics ranging from the group’s success to their childhood memories, present hardships, and beyond.
Related to the latter, Jin revealed that there are clear downsides to being famous. One of them is how difficult it is to forge friendships with other people. Contrary to popular opinion, he has a very limited list of people that he truly feels comfortable with outside his fellow members.
I’ve been a trainee since I was 19. Since then, I don’t have friends.
In fact, he can count the number of similarly famous people he is in close contact with in both hands.
If you look at the contact list on my phone, I have less than ten celebrity friends.
According to Jin, it is tough for others to act normally in front of any BTS member. Despite meeting thousands of people throughout their careers so far as singers, finding someone who does not “feel pressured” with them is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Most people don’t want to be friends with us because they feel pressured.
He is thankful that the members at least have each other’s backs.
This is not the first time BTS revealed that they have a tight-knit social circle. Fans noted that RM and Suga, for instance, said the same thing as Jin in the past.
jin saying how most people don’t want to be friends with them because they feel pressured reminded me of when joon said they received the most calls, some even being from people he hasn’t heard from in so long, after they announced their hiatus. bts deserve so much better :/
— agust d⁷ 👩🚀 (@pjmyoongii) October 20, 2022
Jin: If you look at the contact list on my phone, I have less than 10 celebrity friends. Most people don't want to be friends with us because they feel pressured
Youngji: My social relationship is also totally broken. The number of friends I have is less than my five fingers pic.twitter.com/wzbbHq4gQp
— march⁷ (@goldisjin) October 20, 2022
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