BTS’s Jungkook Personally Addresses Disbandment Rumors

“BTS is forever.”

To celebrate their 9th anniversary, BTS hosted their annual FESTA Dinner Party. During the dinner, they also happened to make an announcement that rocked the world of K-Pop.

From left: BTS’s RM, Jimin, J-Hope, V, Jungkook, Jin, and Suga. | BANGTANTV/YouTube

Although later clarified by HYBE, the members seemed to reveal that they would be taking a group hiatus and each focus on releasing solo albums instead.

The English subtitles may have a different connotation than the Korean words spoken by the members. | BANGTANTV/YouTube

The word “hiatus” was used in the English subtitles, which ultimately caused the misunderstanding. Suga‘s words can also be translated as “off-season” or “off-period.” Suga states, “Anyways, we’ve now entered an off-season…” signifying the members are already in this phase.

Naturally, ARMYs were shocked by the subtitles, indicating a hiatus. Many even interpreted it to mean that BTS was disbanding.


Im so happy for them & will always support them through it all🥹💜

♬ Be A Clown – Gita

Yet, even during Festa Dinner Party, the members had clarified that they were in no way disbanding.

Shortly after, HYBE‘s stock value dropped greatly. Since then, HYBE has released a statement clarifying the “hiatus.” CEO Park Jiwon has personally denied all rumors of BTS potentially disbanding and spoke up about the group’s future plans.

HYBE CEO Park Jiwon Personally Denies All Rumors Of BTS Disbanding, Elaborates On BTS’s Future Plans

Now, maknae Jungkook himself has addressed the disbandment rumors.

Jungkook | BTS/VLIVE

The day after the announcement, Jungkook held a surprise live broadcast. Soon into it, he addressed the alleged disbandment.

I thought it was right to get this clarified in case there were any misunderstandings. BTS is forever.

— Jungkook


Jungkook revealed that when he woke up, he saw “BTS hiatus” and “BTS disband” trending on social media. So, he wanted to clear things up.

The maknae denied all disbandment rumors. He emphasized that the group still has many group activities planned, including their variety show Run BTS!.

I’ll say this again but we have no desire to disband. We still have a lot of group activities left, and there will continually be more in the future. So you don’t have to worry about that.

— Jungkook


So with just a short statement, Jungkook eased ARMYs’ minds and hearts. BTS is forever, just as Jungkook stated.

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Source: BTS