On September 12, TXT attended the MTV 2023 Video Music Awards (VMAs).
The group set the stage on fire with an impressive live performance at the event, drawing praise from netizens.
The collaboration we all needed!!!!
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) September 13, 2023
TXT also won the Push Performance of the Year award for “Sugar Rush Ride.”
MOA! WE GAVE TXT “PUSH Performance of the Year” IM SOBBING CONGRATULATIONS TXT pic.twitter.com/XVHnuo8m2b
— krysten (@TXTUNOFFlClAL) September 12, 2023
While both their performance and the win were historic, another moment from the group’s appearance at the award show went viral on social media.
Before the main event, TXT appeared on the VMAs red carpet, dressed up to the nines in Dior, the brand they represent as global ambassadors.
While all five members boasted dashing visuals on the carpet, one of the cameramen seemed especially enamored by Beomgyu‘s visual. When the group arrived on the red carpet, the camera panned to Beomgyu and zoomed into his face for a good few seconds. The clip immediately went viral, with fans going gaga over his lethal “face card.”
— TXT at VMAS (@txtdom) September 12, 2023
But the clip also brought back a core memory for BTS fans when this exact incident happened with Jin. During the 2020 Grammy Awards, the septet appeared on the red carpet sporting Louis Vuitton. Amidst the dashing visuals of all the members, one of the cameras seemed to get stuck on Jin’s face with a fast zoom-in. The clip soon became an iconic part of BTS’s “lore,” earning Jin the nickname of the “zoom-in guy.”
— 👩🏼🚀🚀 (@filmsforjin) November 19, 2022
— Seokjinism – THE ASTRONAUT JIN 🧑🚀 (Fan Account) (@seokjinism1) January 27, 2023
The uncanny similarity between Beomgyu’s VMAs moment and Jin’s Grammy clip was noticed immediately by fans, with some even dubbing it as a “like father like son” moment.
— Eva ★.ᐟ || YEONJUN DAY || ⌗moarmyblink (@ksjintan) September 13, 2023
Deserved. He's special.
— Athelas⁷+⁵ 💜💙 (@Athelas8159) September 12, 2023
like father like son https://t.co/A73wEwqSC2
— nat⁷ YEONJUN DAY (@jooniebuffoonie) September 12, 2023
graduated from the kim seokjin school of iconic camera zoom-ins https://t.co/Jw1PLW9MXw
— caty⁷ • ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@vvamis) September 13, 2023