BTS ARMY Continue Debating “Proper Fan Etiquette” After Jungkook Stops Reading Comments On His Weverse Live
BTS‘s Jungkook recently held a Weverse live broadcast for fans, where he chatted with fans, listened to music, and even revealed his exclusive noodle sauce recipe.
But although fans loved the broadcast, many fans are continuing discussing the “proper etiquette” for commenting during BTS’s live broadcasts.
Recently V “called out” ARMY for their repetitive comments and questions.
Mostly the comments used to be like, ‘Yoongi, marry me,’ TMI, selca, Have you heard of Mongolia? Can you come to Europe? Do you know Sweden?
— BTS’s V
And the idol asked fans to come up with “fun questions” for him to answer instead.
Guys, why wouldn’t I know? ARMYs need to think of fun questions.
— BTS’s V
Following V’s broadcast, many fans encouraged others to comment with meaningful questions the next time V held a broadcast.
next time taehyung goes live on weverse i need each and every one of you to pose a philosophical question in the comments section
— ayesha (@whooperjin) April 19, 2023
Some fans even kindly offered to make threads of translated questions international fans could ask.
Okay come up with fun questions for taehyung in replies or qrts. We can translate them in korean and make a thread!
— tay(tae)⁷ | 🥢 아포방포 (@kimgayism) April 19, 2023
RM has also addressed ARMYs’ comments recently, acknowledging that “Many people are writing strange things in the chat” and ultimately deciding to stop reading comments during that live broadcast.
After RM’s remarks, fans also brought up etiquette, wanting the members to feel comfortable and happy engaging with ARMYs’ comments.
It's sad to hear/read that a member feels like their fandom has changed and not for the better. To feel frustrated enough to mention doing these lives with the comments off, makes me feel heartbroken and so disappointed at the fandom we are today.
Weverse Lives (previously… https://t.co/C6TD3KGzEy
— 𝓦𝓸𝓸𝓫𝓲 ⁷ (@BaseLineWoo) April 1, 2023
And now, following Jungkook’s live, ARMY are again debating how they should comment on their idol’s broadcasts.
During Jungkook’s live, Jungkook explained that he holds live broadcasts without a specific purpose since he gets “comfort” from spending time with ARMY.
jungkook coming on live bc he finds comfort in just turning it on and knowing we're on the other side. it's not that he necessarily needs to see the comments but just knowing the presence is a great enough comfort. being able to talk about anything and cook with us. i love him 🙁
— bts (@dilijeon) April 24, 2023
However, like RM, Jungkook eventually became overwhelmed by the comments and stopped reading them altogether.
I think it would be better not to look. Today… The comments are so different… I don’t know what to do… I don’t want to look at comments. I’m not looking at your comments… I don’t see them.
Although fans encouraged each other to comment with meaningful words and questions for Jungkook…
Please ask relevant questions?
— DrSquishy (@DrSquishy) April 24, 2023
Fans pointed out that the comment section was still inundated with disrespectful comments.
Jungkook didn't wanna read the comments on his live because there were many people saying he should cut his hair, change his hairstyle or even calling him ugly, this is disgusting! those who were supposed to support and love him no matter what are the ones who most criticize him!
— Bonnie | 본니 🐇 (@ssng_1417) April 25, 2023
The amount of RIDICULOUS comments I’ve seen on Jungkook’s live today is crazy…
I’ve even saw someone asking him to convert to another religion…🙂
— Hajk• JJK1 IS COMING𓆙 (@hajk719) April 24, 2023
Why people can't stop commenting weird staffs!!!???
I mean first namjoon, taehyung now jungkook..i mean are you guys serious!!??
Please Stop.. it's shameful..
I am fuvking tired of reporting these types of comments!! pic.twitter.com/EIrxvB4xXj
— Ruhi⁷🌟 D-dayy🤩🤩🤩🤩 (@ktvrsx_luv) April 24, 2023
And others mentioned how even the deep questions might not have been appropriate since although V was hoping for more meaningful questions, that doesn’t mean Jungkook wanted to have deep conversations, as he’d indicated that he just wanted to spend time with ARMY.
some of the questions are so out of place rn like jungkook looks sleepy as hell and the comments are "what is an advice you want to give to the new generation of idols?"
— meg.⁷ | d-day 🥢 (@kvluvs) April 24, 2023
Similarly, Jungkook read aloud one comment asking him about cutting his hair, and while his reply was polite, ARMY were immensely frustrated that the comment crossed fan-artist boundaries.
WHO TOLD JUNGKOOK TO CUT HIS HAIR?! pic.twitter.com/6P7UJlKB0R
— moni⁷ 𖠌 (@taeisthv) April 24, 2023
Fans are frustrated by the “disrespectful” comments, and hoping that all of the comments can start to be more supportive and interesting.
im just so sad i hope weverse armys learn to be respectful and stop being so weird like joon saying that we’ve changed ladt time hurt so bad and now jungkook feels like its comforting to have the comments turned off
— voo ! (@prodyoonjins) April 24, 2023
namjoon read the comments and said “you guys have changed”, taehyung asked for more fun comments and left, now some people are literally forcing jungkook to cut his hair, it really never gets better on weverse no matter how many times the members speak up about it, this is sad…
— moni⁷ 𖠌 (@taeisthv) April 24, 2023
The fact that Jungkook literally has to say that he doesn’t want to look at the comments is so sad, genuinely what is WRONG with people. I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating that not being able to stop the string of NONSENSE people constantly comment on his lives.
— 𝙂𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙣 𝙅𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙠𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚 (@GoldenJKUnivers) April 24, 2023
But ultimately are glad that when BTS don’t want to read the comments, they feel comfortable enough to turn them off.
Namjoon, Taehyung and now Jungkook… it’s really sad to see how they needed to voice out how uncomfortable they are with the comments 😕
but good job to them for voicing it out, turn the comments off when you need it, self-care is more important 💜 pic.twitter.com/9wlNNsyoZU
— 💜 ネッシャ 💚𐤀💜 (@angel_HeMaYa) April 25, 2023
Still, other fans are pointing out that rather than having seen comments he didn’t like, it’s possible Jungkook just wanted to spend time with ARMY and not worry about reading comments.
I think Jungkook was feeling overwhelmed last night and the fast moving comments added to it. I don't think it was entirely about cringe comments though yes the cringe/disgusting factor was still high last night.
— StuMi2119 (@TeeraSmi2119) April 25, 2023
I really hope jungkook didn’t want to read the comments bc he didn’t want to & not bc they were weird…I really really hope so
— outroseokss⁷🥢 (@callmebyyourjin) April 24, 2023
Notably, with the debate about proper etiquette when interacting with idols, some fans are also raising concerns about Weverse’s upcoming new feature: direct messages with artists.
🐰: but why does it feel comforting to not look at it (the comments) at all?
the fact that this has even pushed jungkook of all people at this point…and now weverse wanna open dms??? what they should be working on is how to remove deranged ppl on that app for good… pic.twitter.com/p7hEwxAsoK
— bwi (busy) ₜₐₑₕᵧᵤₙ𝓰 ₒₙ👨🏻🍳ₛₑₒⱼᵢₙ'ₛ (@jeontae_kimgukk) April 25, 2023
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