The Unexpected Reason Behind A “Debate” That Is Happening Online Between BTS And Taylor Swift Fans
What do BTS and Taylor Swift have in common?
They are two of the biggest artists in the world and have a global group of fans from across the world, with BTS’s ARMYs and Taylor Swift’s Swifties.
Netizens were confused when the two artists and their fandoms were being connected together because of “drama” online regarding a tweet, but with a hilarious plot twist.
On May 8, an author and editor posted a cryptic tweet about an upcoming project that was going to be released in June. In the image, it shared details such as the announcement coming on June 13, the publish date in July, and some other details.
June 13 announcement? July 9 publication? 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/IWZKn1SgpH
— lenika 🌺🥢 (@lenikacruz) May 8, 2023
What does this have to do with BTS and Taylor Swift?
As soon as the tweet was shared, the comments and RTs were full of ARMYs and Swifties, both believing it was their artist. For BTS, it was ARMYs’ knowledge that the idols never do anything half-heartedly, and there is always meaning behind their activity.
It was the idea that the pages add up to BTS’s debut date (along with June 13 being the exact date) but also July 9 being ARMYs’ birthday.
for me the June 13 BTS debut anniversary announcement date and the July 9 pub date (army birthday) tells me everything I need to know lol
— lenika 🌺🥢 (@lenikacruz) May 8, 2023
Announcement: 13.06 [BTS anniversary]
Publication date: 09.07 [ARMY anniversary]
#7 on Amazon’s Top 100 in Books
[everything is total speculation at this stage, of course] https://t.co/uH43wvmyLw pic.twitter.com/4bRDcvfJgL
— Sari Setiogi Griberg (@setiogi) May 8, 2023
what are the chances this secret “musical act” nonfiction book that’s being announced on June 13th for a July 9th release has something to do with bts🧍♀️ I know this is a delusional but I did do a double take at those dates specifically pic.twitter.com/LAamSLP2rl
— 🤨⁷ (@onkookietime) May 7, 2023
Others pointed out that the publisher’s social media account seems to showcase their ARMY status.
Flatiron’s social media team has good taste 👀 pic.twitter.com/RZR0Y3Kjkt
— Scottie ⁷ (@scottie_v_m) May 8, 2023
For Taylor Swift fans, there were also a lot of theories and posts on social media that seemingly revealed that the idol is set to release a book in the future. One user on Tumblr shared similar details of why it could relate to the idol, with 13 being the singer’s lucky number
taylor swift memoir incoming??? congress lets discuss pic.twitter.com/kSKjvlmusO
— delphine (@seeitinmymind) May 6, 2023
ARMYs shared their reactions to the debate between ARMYs and Swifties about who was actually releasing the book.
HELLO??? POTENTIAL BTS MEMOIR!!! ninth of july guys. people were thinking this is taylor swift but maybe not…🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ i would love it #btsmemoir pic.twitter.com/XiuXT0dKma
— moira⁷ (@bisexuals4tae) May 8, 2023
When netizens saw what was happening online, they couldn’t hide their laughter. One fan gained attention after posting a video with the hilarious caption, “Watching Swifties preorder a random memoir en masse bc they thought Taylor wrote it, but it’s actually BTS.”
crying lmfao😭 #booktok #swifties #taylorswift #bts #bookishhumor
In the comments, while some reiterated that the maths just made sense for BTS, others joked that they had no idea that this was happening, and some even said fans should wait for the announcement.
While fans wait for the official announcement, many have found it hilarious that both fandoms are finding anything to confirm it’s their artist that will be releasing the book.
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