BTS recently announced that they’d continue their Dalmajung merch collection in 2022, releasing four stunning video teasers and photos of members RM, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga ahead of the official merch line reveal on September 6.
In the concept photos, the members wear hanbok in the moonlight. The teaser images show that the merch style will draw on traditional Korean designs and clothing just as they did last year.
The ethereal visuals from the members weren’t the only thing that caught ARMY’s attention.
Unsurprisingly the release of the teasers began to trend on Twitter, but it ended up being for a surprising yet hilariously related reason.
The unsuspecting hashtag “#FOR FREE” was trending, and as fans clicked on it, they realized it was for BTS.
Some fans expected the “for free” to be a way to express gratitude for getting quality content from BTS for free, such as the Dalmajung concept photos. In a way, it was, but the hashtag was specifically celebrating the fact that BTS’s RM and Suga were barefoot in their photos.
Even fans hilariously admitted that although clicking on the vague hashtag was a wildcard, it still wasn’t what they expected.
I thought I had gotten pretty good at predicting which Twitter trends were about BTS, but for some reason I really did not expect to see so many feet pics when I clicked on "FOR FREE"
— Bryan Rolli (@BryanRolli) September 2, 2022
As a veteran ARMY, even I was not expecting this trend to be about feet, I thought it was about their upcoming Busan concert but I don’t know if I’m just shocked, or pleasantly surprised at the actual results, or what that says about me…
— Taylor (@hoots5ever) September 2, 2022
Lmao even I clicked at trends thinking oh it must be abt free concert but ig boracity is too loud abt feet pics of our boys😭 the number one rule is ‘no feet pics for free’ so when our boys are posting feet pics for free we have to yell at them about it lol
— sara⁷ (@ot7foreverever) September 2, 2022
ARMYs emphasized that BTS could “make millions” selling pictures of their feet but provided that quality content to fans for free.
Bangtan could literally drop everything and log into Feet Finder~Millions upon Millions to be paid, yet we out here for FREE 🦶🏻 pic.twitter.com/KOJ0DB1V7D
— Amae ⁷ 🐋 (@Amae7_7) September 2, 2022
TOES ARE OUT FOR FREE ??? pic.twitter.com/3sLAqh80PV
— pau⁷ (@sft4jeon) September 2, 2022
Other fans jokingly imagined the members finding the hashtag and reacting to its meaning.
Namjoon after seeing “FOR FREE” trending on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/jeWTqAq4W6
— Strong Power⁷, Thank You! ✘ 🍭🍬 (@KakePop3) September 2, 2022
BTS wasn’t the only one who recently trended for an unexpected foot reveal. In August, NCT‘s Jaehyun caused a stir as well with a single photo of his foot.
Check out the article below to see how NCT Jaehyun’s picture hilariously sent NCTzens into an uproar.