BTS’s RM Accidentally Posts A Smoking Picture On Instagram

It has since been deleted.

BTS‘s RM shared a picture capturing himself smoking via Instagram Stories.

BTS’s RM | @rkive/Instagram

On November 11 (KST), RM’s Instagram Stories saw an update—which was soon deleted. The since-deleted picture showed the BTS member smoking a cigarette outside.

| @rkive/Instagram

While RM is an adult and at legal smoking age, with the right to choose what he does, Korean fans are expressing genuine surprise at the picture—as K-Pop idols are often held to a much higher (and sometimes unreasonable) standard, and smoking has long been frowned upon in Korea.

Following the update, Twitter saw “Namjoon” trend with international fans also discussing the picture.

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RM has not commented on the update.

In September 2023, fellow BTS member Jungkook was also seen smoking outside a restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Read more about it here.

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