BTS’s Jungkook And Jay Park’s New Friendship Receives Mixed Reactions
BTS‘s Jungkook and Jay Park recently shared photos from their hangout. Now, their fledgling friendship is receiving mixed reactions from fans.
On April 19, Jay Park posted two pictures with Jungkook on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. In the second photo, the pair is posing in a recording studio, leading fans to wonder if a collaboration is in the works.
Jay Park captioned his posts with praise for the BTS star, complimenting his “growth mindset,” humbleness, boxing skills, and more.
Bro is super humble ambitious and talented. Can definitely see why they get so much love 🔥🔥🇰🇷 JK is a dope genuine person pic.twitter.com/UqsWkIMaNM
— JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) April 19, 2022
Jungkook also posted the selfie on his own Instagram account, tagging Jay Park and adding a fire emoji.
Some fans are loving these interactions…
jungkook with Jay Park 🏌♂️what ever makes you happy baby <3 pic.twitter.com/NK4ToffqwH
— suba suga (@SUGARKlVE) April 19, 2022
Jay park. Jungkook. TOGETHER. I’m so happy pic.twitter.com/rE0yzzZOaD
— Debbi 데비💜⁷ (@7ColorsBangtan) April 19, 2022
…but others, not so much.
Why Kpop idols be hanging out with the most problematic people? Like damn, y’all can’t just stay at home for one day😭😭 Jungkook boy get yo ass out of that studio😭😭#jkhostagesituation pic.twitter.com/iPe2De8mAC
— ᴮᴱElle⁷ ⟭⟬ (@JoonKookStyless) April 19, 2022
Some fans have accused Jay Park of clout chasing and hypocrisy, pointing out that he criticized K-Pop idols and the K-Pop industry in his past lyrics.
The only reason you're taking photos with Jungkook is to sell your soju and climb on their backs as you try to build your own kpop legacy you're a hypocrite and you will never be them
— 2022 (@o_biennis) April 19, 2022
This is Jay Park's song "Who The F*ck Is U" feat Take One and B Free. The first verse is Jay Park's and from genius it says "On this track Jay takes shots at the kpop music industry for being too fake and superficial… Unlike kpop idols he has freedom of opinion and expression" pic.twitter.com/DTsCjsldcu
— 2022 (@o_biennis) April 19, 2022
I always wanted to use this. pic.twitter.com/PRjiEkbmwK
— mani⁷ 🎹 | 2022.06.10 | D-52 (@ksjbear) April 19, 2022
I will NOT shut up about the hate Jay Park threw towards bts, I will NOT forget nor forgive, bts can be humble and good enough for me.
— JIMIN OST🔜mafer ⁷ (@gukdoublebunny) April 19, 2022
jay park is funny not long ago he claimed he hated when people think he is a member of bts in public and now he's posting pics with jk with such super sweet honey dripping captions guess now he knows why people actually love them
— jk9⁷ (@jksfIeur) April 19, 2022
Some fans have gone so far as to edit Jay Park out of the photos…
OK BUT THIS LOOKS MUCH BETTER #jkhostagesituation pic.twitter.com/jRDDSE3Bu6
— Yeni⁷ MISSING TAE EVERYDAY (@yoongisberet_) April 19, 2022
…and add new idols in, including BTS’s Jimin…
omg new jikook selfie dropped #jkhostagesituation pic.twitter.com/R47W0HkqOn
— 𖠵 sy ⛓ ៸៸ ⁷ (@vminscollar) April 19, 2022
JUNGKOOK IS FINE EVERYBODY, HE'S WITH THE RIGHT JAY NOW 🙌 #jkhostagesituation pic.twitter.com/ptKqhhKqfi
— erich⁷🍒 get well soon jinnie !! (@richvantae) April 19, 2022
…and BTS’s Suga.
I love this pic #jkheldhostage #jkhostagesituation pic.twitter.com/f7cp1bTQsS
— ⁷ ⟭⟬⟬⟭☻☻ ʲⁱᵐⁱⁿ ᵒˢᵗ ²⁰²² ⁰⁶ ¹⁰ ᶜᵒᵐⁱⁿᵍ (@Sahra1236) April 19, 2022
Although fan reactions on Twitter have been more negative than positive, the majority of commenters on Jay Park’s Instagram post are excited about a potential collaboration.
What are your thoughts?