News of BTS’s J-Hope Appearing on “Jay Park’s Drive” Divides Netizens And ARMYs
Earlier today Star News reported that BTS‘s J-Hope will be appearing as a guest on the KBS 2TV show Jay Park’s Drive. The news evoked a lot of reactions from Korean and international netizens, as well as ARMYs, who seem to have polar opposite opinions on yet another occasion.
[NEWS] According to Star News, J-Hope will attend the recording of KBS 2TV's entertainment program 'The Seasons – Jay Park's Drive' on March 7
– This program is a talk show with music and stories that will alleviate all worries, and is broadcast every Sunday at 10:55PM KST pic.twitter.com/aqBGIrsQff
— BTS Charts Daily⁷ (@btschartsdailys) March 6, 2023
Jay Park‘s program is essentially a show in which artists come to talk about music with stories that will alleviate the public’s concerns. It airs on Sundays at 10:55 PM KST, with J-Hope filming his appearance on March 7.
J-Hope has just released his latest single, “On The Street,” and is currently promoting it through social media, and TikToks with his members and labelmates. Jay Park’s Drive will be his first variety show appearance during this promotional period.
#on_the_street 🛣에서 벌어지는 훈훈한 투샷💜 #지민 #Jimin #제이홉 #jhope #홉온스 #jhope_onthestreet #줴홉온더스트릿
This topic seems to be yet another instance of Korean and international netizens being completely divided, with the two groups of fans expressing totally different sentiments online.
Korean netizens seem delighted by the news, with many posts on online platforms getting thousands of views and hundreds of positive comments. They seem excited about the episode and looking forward to the chemistry between J-Hope and Jay Park.
- “I saw that fans were assuming it would happen, but it really did.”
- “Wow, I’m all for them meeting. It’s so great, ㅠ.”
- “Ahh! I love this so much J-Hope.”
- “Oh wow, O bet it’ll be so fun.”
- “Thank you J-Hope, I love you!”
- “Let’s go J-Hope!” Wow, I’m so excited about it, ㅠ.”
On the other hand, international ARMYs haven’t taken too kindly to the news, with some saying they will only watch it “for Hobi,” others saying they can’t support this, and some even refuse to believe it.
ik we don’t like jay park but let’s get through it for hobi’s sake….this is for hobi and in hobi we trust pic.twitter.com/6PYeAyaRcD
— jonasia FACE on the street 🌊⁷ (@hobi_hoseokk) March 6, 2023
hobi is about to meet jay park? tell me this is fake pic.twitter.com/aJXNJ9NZxT
— lika’ 🥷🏾 (@kookslaands) March 6, 2023
One major reason behind this upset among ARMYs seems to be Jay Park’s past comments regarding who “paved the way” for K-HipHop to become as big globally as it currently is.
oh i know he’s somewhere kicking and screaming right now pic.twitter.com/EfZ93OIrHF
— Terra ✰⋆🪞🕺 (@S0PELOGY) March 2, 2023
Jay Park tryna include him in the world class line with BTS: pic.twitter.com/vTv8V90IYf
— B|itzz🪞🦋~ 🌊👩🏾🚀🃏 (@yoongisgunner) February 25, 2023
This appearance has also caused another issue within the fandom, with Jungkook fans demanding ARMYs apologize to Jungkook. The phrases “ARMY APOLOGIZE TO JUNGKOOK” and “ARMY RESPECT JUNGKOOK” started trending on Twitter, as fans claim Jungkook got worse treatment from ARMYs for hanging out with Jay Park.
People who should RESPECT & admire Jungkook the most have been disrespecting & badmouthing him for a long time now. I have NEVER seen u all ever disrespect any other member. They all SACRED except him who u can mock & get away with it. But now enough!
ARMY APOLOGIZE TO JUNGKOOK pic.twitter.com/rcCJNeVZXW
— 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐡 ᥫ᭡ (@jkrosh1) March 6, 2023
when I say this fandom is full of double standards I mean it…
The difference in reaction for the exact same situation is just hypocritical. No bullying? No memes? No hashtags? That’s for jungkook only???
ARMY APOLOGIZE TO JUNGKOOK pic.twitter.com/ItHeTYpLlc
— nellie♡ | 👨🏻🍳 (@yourstrulytkk) March 6, 2023
Some fans even claimed J-Hope and Jungkook should be held accountable for hanging out with a “racist islamophobe” — referring to Jay Park’s controversial lyrics.
Jhope is a grown man and he should be held accountable since you are who you hang around.#jhopeheldhostage #jhopehostagesituation
ARMY APOLOGIZE TO JUNGKOOK pic.twitter.com/LqVyoDX6hx
— JK PICS 𝄞 Dreamers JJK1 (@kookgallery_) March 6, 2023
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