Many K-Pop fans associate their favorite idols with animals. When it comes to BTS‘s V, however, ARMY can’t decide which he resembles more: a tiger or a bear!
From 2013 to 2019, fans used a tiger emoji to represent V. After V released his 2019 English song, “Winter Bear,” the Tiger vs Bear debate began!
A random thought came across me that new ARMYs might not know BTS’s animal emojis so here you go
🐨 (koala) RM/Namjoon
🐹 (hamster) Jin
🐱 (cat) Suga/Yoongi
🐿 (squirrel) J-Hope/Hobi
🐥 (Baby chick) Jimin
🐯 (tiger) V/ Taehyung
Useful for decoding trans ! 🙂
— sunki⁷ ᴱᴺ⁻ (@babykoofoof) July 12, 2020
Even V himself can’t decide if he is more tiger-like or bear-like. For instance, for BTS’s Deco Kit, he designed a tiger-bear hybrid rather than choosing one or the other for his sticker.
During a recent livestream, V mentioned the ongoing debate to his members. RM advised him to set up a poll on Instagram to find the answer once and for all.
Today, V took RM’s advice and launched a poll during his Instagram Q&A. ARMYs flooded the poll with votes, but in the end, there could only be one winner.
Your choice: BEAR | TIGER
The results are in. The people have spoken. V’s representative animal is officially a bear!
Bear won over tiger with a whopping 63% of the votes.
Your choice: BEAR 63% | TIGER 37%
Team Bear, it’s time to celebrate!
GROUP HUG FOR TEAM BEARS YAS pic.twitter.com/7asXgD6xM0
— ً (@thvflim) March 24, 2022