BTS has a sweet new nickname!
BTS are known by many names: Bangtan Sonyeondan, Bulletproof Boy Scouts, and affectionately “BANGTANNIES” or “Tannies” by ARMYs.
Last week, BTS‘s Jungkook officially made history at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.
At the opening ceremony for FIFA World Cup Qatar, he and Fahad Al Kubaisi performed the song “Dreamers,” produced by the famous Moroccan singer, songwriter, and producer RedOne. The Moroccan artist has worked with world stars such as Lady Gaga, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, One Direction, Usher, and many more influential artists.
A new interview clip of Katara Studios CEO Ahmed Al Baker is now going viral. The interviewer, Abdullah, a Qatari influencer, referenced ARMYs’ nickname for Jungkook, “Kookie.”
Ahmed Al baker the CEO of katara studios who was in charge of the Qatar world cup opening ceremony was asked about Jungkook’s performance and why the rest of BTS didn’t perform
(translation to eng) pic.twitter.com/1hZDG6Pieo
— ᴀᴡɪs ⁷ DREAMERS ⚽️🇶🇦 (@y7gmin) November 27, 2022
The rest of BTS was mentioned as he wondered why they didn’t join Jungkook. But the interviewer referred to them as the “other Kookies.”
ARMYs had never heard BTS be referred to as “Kookies” before, and they couldn’t help but laugh at the new nickname for the group.
Why did you not bring the other kookies I’m crying pic.twitter.com/zyUMmXpfKW
— jade⁷ 🌊 indigo (@jademinnie7) November 27, 2022
— Taekook forever (@vguk0777) November 28, 2022
Now, the nickname “Kookies” is already catching on. So, if you see ARMYs suddenly referring to all seven BTS members as “Kookies,” don’t be alarmed! No ill intention or shade is being thrown; it’s only a new inside joke.
I love them so much 😭💜
— Better ARMY-ing⁷ for BTS (@_DearSwl875) November 28, 2022
kookie and his kookies pic.twitter.com/17s4u8uHm1
— missing bts⁷ hours (@hourlybangtan) November 28, 2022
J-Hope was even asked about the “Kookies” during his recent live broadcast. Naturally, he thought ARMY meant Jungkook!
Hobi: Jungkook, you mean jungkookie?
Army: No kookies
Namjoon send him the vid please from ur stan acc
— mia⁷ ⟭⟬ ∞ ⟬⟭ 💙 indigo (@jk_myou) November 30, 2022
But considering BTS recently collaborated with Cookie Run: Kingdom, the new nickname is kind of accurate…
A previous version of the article misidentified one of the men in the interview.