BTS‘s Jungkook took ARMYs by surprise after changing his username on TikTok, but here’s why many of them are worried about it.
This month has been a whirlwind for ARMYs.
At the start of the month, Jungkook became a hot topic after he accidentally revealed his private TikTok account, under the name Ian, when sharing ENHYPEN’s “Seven” challenge.
After the account was hilariously revealed, Jungkook wanted to make it easier for ARMYs to find him and once again used his creativity to create the name @letjungkook7.
Since then, he’s been looking at TikTok videos, liking them, and basically finding another way to communicate with ARMYs.
On August 16 (KST), netizens couldn’t hide their shock when they went on TikTok and realized that Jungkook had changed his username, and it was now @jungkook.
Yet, why are ARMYs “worried?” Well, it seems like many are using the classic Taylor Swift lyric, “I think I’ve seen this film before…” and it’s all because of Instagram.
Like his TikTok account, when Jungkook first revealed his Instagram account to the world, he gained a lot of attention with his unique username. While all the members had straightforward names, Jungkook was very different with @abcdefghi_lmnopqrstuvwxyz where he omitted the letters JK.
It wasn’t long until Jungkook changed the username to @Jungkook.97, which was more straightforward and easier to search for fans.
And earlier in the year, Jungkook surprised fans after deleting his account completely.
Of course, ARMYs quickly noticed the similarity in what happened with Jungkook’s Instagram to his TikTok…
JUNGKOOK USERNAME & PROFILE PICTURE CHANGE
INSTAGRAM TIKTOK pic.twitter.com/OgSEeotxF0
— bts memeories⁷ (@btsmemeories) August 16, 2023
Jungkook changed his tiktok username to @jungkook
This is like when he went from alphabet boy to Jungkook.97 on ig pic.twitter.com/kWtaWgOG5R
— 𝐒𝐀𝐑𝐀∞⁷🖤 (@_RapperJK) August 16, 2023
Which had them worried that he might follow the same pattern…
The pattern of Jungkook switching from the best and most creative username to his identity, I have seen this film before https://t.co/P7cmeJFmW8
— (ꪜ)⁷ (@mygbebe) August 16, 2023
Meaning that the next step is deleting his account.
Oh no this is the beginning of the end isn’t it https://t.co/2Ei6zFLDQm
— mirakoo⁷ ᵇʸ ʲᵏ 🥕🍎🍊 (@voiceofjeon) August 16, 2023
When Jungkook was on Instagram it all started with changing the user, then he deleted the photos and redid them again, then he deleted the Instagram… Jungkook don't you dare delete TikTok.
— 국민 Seven JCITB (@tothemoon_jimin) August 16, 2023
It's so over, next move is clicking the delete button, was good while it lasted 🕊️ https://t.co/I4Vns4N5Ye
— Lo⁷ (ꪜ) (@AFBFMOON) August 16, 2023
oh no jungkook don’t delete your tiktok acc and make a new private one nooo pic.twitter.com/L7vlrUWLPU
— ⁷ ꪜ (@iktenkpadet) August 16, 2023
Considering Jungkook’s history with usernames and social media, it’s not surprising that ARMYs are worried, but hopefully, this was just another way for the idol to make himself easier to find on TikTok and avoid any chance of people imitating him.