BTS‘s RM recently gave ARMYs a taste of his sense of humor on Instagram. He posted a story showing off his new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 phone, but everybody’s attention was immediately drawn to his hilarious lock screen.
Fans were in splits with this unexpected Instagram update from the rapper, who has developed more of a soft and serene image as an artist in the past few years.
While people are loving this unfiltered energy from RM, his lock screen also got them curious about the source of the picture. Some fans also shared that they either had the same photo as their lock screens or in the form of other phone accessories.
— Hoopkꪜ (@hoopki) August 19, 2023
— cardcaptor⁷ ଓ LAYO(ꪜ)ER⁹•⁸ (@namgijinist) August 19, 2023
The original illustration is made by a South Korean artist who goes by the alias JOGUMAN. The artist has created a collection of eight cute dinosaur characters, each with a unique personality. All of them are portrayed in amusing, short, comic-style illustrations that drive this one motto home: “We are tiny little beings. But that doesn’t mean we’re unimportant.”
The character in RM’s lock screen is called Brachio, who is flipping off the sun. But there is a cute backstory to this hilarious scene. The middle finger that Brachio is showing to the sun is a glove specially sewn by him because his actual middle finger is too cute to be considered intimidating.
The world… is f*cked up!
Look at that middle finger, haha.
That’s not intimidating at all!
Brachio: I get it… It looks stupidly small to me, too.
Brachio’s middle finger: Not you, too…!
Later that evening…
Finally… It’s ready!
F*CK EVERYTHING THAT GIVES ME A HARD TIME
Brachio is described as “unforgiving” and “brutal.” He is a “strong and independent dinosaur” who is not afraid to speak up for himself. Fun fact: Brachio has a gun but uses it “only when it’s necessary.” Interestingly, some fans felt that RM resembled Brachio’s personality quite a lot.
“He used his gun only when its necessary” “he is President of the unforgiving brutal herbivore club” . THATS LITERALLY NAMJOON
— rue⁷ (@13jtan) August 19, 2023
✨ Unforgiving brutal herbivore club ✨ pic.twitter.com/hs8tLhSdcj
— CLOSED. (@koochimoochibts) August 19, 2023
that's literally joon https://t.co/pEMeLV1sVO
— . (@seokillua) August 19, 2023
Fans’ reaction to the particular illustration has been interestingly varied. While international fans felt that the lock screen choice reflected RM’s unfiltered honesty, K-ARMYs interpreted it as RM expressing his frustration with the current hot weather in South Korea. But both could agree on how cute it was of RM to use the illustration as his lock screen and then share it with fans.
- “Ah, he is too cute.”
- “The summer sun is really…LOL…I agree with him.”
- “Namjoonie must be really hot? LOL. He’s cute.”
- “Our sweat-joonie, it’s too hot, right? TT”
- “As someone who gets hot easily, I can relate TT.”