When it was first announced that BTS‘s Jin would be enlisting for his military service in December, it was definitely a hot topic for media outlets worldwide.
Of course, aside from that, it was an emotional time for ARMYs as they realized that BTS’s oldest member would be leaving for a while.
Since the announcement was made, Jin has been extremely honest about his feelings ahead of his enlistment.
In particular, during a live broadcast, the idol shared how many times his plans had changed. In the end, despite not liking the cold, he made a decision with the members to ensure he could perform in front of ARMYs when they could cheer.
It’s also because, in Korea, it has been a long time since we were able to perform at an in-person concert with a live audience. They convinced me that it’s probably the right thing to do to give the fans this final concert before I go.
Yet, it all seemed extremely real on December 11 when Jin shocked ARMYs by revealing a picture of his cleanly shaven head.
When the image was posted, it wasn’t surprising that netizens couldn’t hide their emotions. It made everything seem much more real, and the fact that Jin wanted ARMYs to be the first to see his new look meant even more to them.
somehow my brain can't comprehend that jin is actually leaving like i'm sure my brain just thinks this is his new comeback hair
— sevy (@onedayjm) December 11, 2022
jin wants armys to be the first one to see his hair 😭 we love you jin 😭 pic.twitter.com/W4EqVpIVlb
— B⁷☁️ (@jikookxbj) December 11, 2022
Slaying both. And in bold
in long fluffy hair hair pic.twitter.com/A8HU1fBsQF
— mia⁷ ⟭⟬ ∞ ⟬⟭ Jin we will wait (@jk_myou) December 11, 2022
Yet, amongst all the news from Jin, an old tweet from the idol posted back in 2014 has resurfaced over eight years later and made ARMYs extremely emotional.
At around this time back in 2014, on December 19, Jin tweeted from the group’s account with the words, “Don’t cry because I’m gone.”
나 없다고 울면안됩니다
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) December 19, 2014
Although the tweet has been active for so long, it isn’t surprising that the post has suddenly regained attention from ARMYs worldwide.
Upon many fans seeing the post reappear on their timeline, they shared their emotions about how relevant it seems now, considering that Jin will be in the military until 2024.
Luckily, it seems like the members are going to make sure ARMYs aren’t too sad. Jimin even made a statement after changing his profile picture on Weverse to Jin’s newly shaven head. Although it was a small action, it made fans feel better.
Although it won’t be an easy time for ARMYs and the members of BTS, everyone will get through it together. Jin made the decision to enlist himself after the alleged indecisiveness of the government, and ARMYs will always respect that decision.
You can read more about Jimin finding ways to help ARMYs ahead of Jin’s enlistment below.