Crying is one of the most natural human emotions. Yet, even in 2022, some people have the notion that men shouldn’t be able to cry because it makes them seem weak or not “masculine.” In reality, crying proves how strong you are and K-Pop idols are never afraid to show their emotions to fans.
One person who has always been true to himself and his emotions is BTS‘s Jungkook.
After debuting at such a young age, Jungkook has almost grown up in front of the spotlight and had experiences people his age could never imagine. Although his performances seem like someone with experience beyond his years, he is still the group’s youngest member.
Yet, despite all this, Jungkook has always been very open about his emotions and has never been afraid to let his members and ARMYs see the more vulnerable side of himself.
Recently, a clip of Jungkook resurfaced on social media looking at the idol’s stance when it comes to crying and has been watched nearly 400,000 times.
The video came from the LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF DVD and during an interview, it was pointed out that Jungkook cried a lot during the tour. Yet, rather than deny it, Jungkook was very vocal, explaining, “I don’t think crying is embarrassing.”
Jungkook then went on to explain that he wasn’t ashamed to say he cried because it will probably happen a lot more in the future, adding that there were a lot of moments during the show that made him feel emotional.
Because I’m sure there’ll be more times I’d be crying. There were many touching moments.
Although it’s normal to cry and ARMYs have seen Jungkook do it before, the youngest BTS member did admit that he seemed to do it a lot more during the tour.
I guess I cried more easily than before at the end of the tour and during ‘Speak Yourself.’ I did cry more than before.
In the end, rather than sharing the negative connotations that come with crying, Jungkook believed that his tears show that he’s a person who is full of so many positive traits, and even shared that he couldn’t promise it wouldn’t happen again.
Sincerity! Sensitivity! Let’s just say I’m full of those! I can’t promise I won’t cry in the future.
All of the BTS members have never been afraid to show their emotions. Throughout the years, ARMYs have gone through all the highs and the lows with the group, appreciating the closeness that allows the members to be vulnerable.
In a society where there have been expectations for men to be strong and not show emotions, Jungkook’s outlook on crying is refreshing and something that should be admired. Rather than a sign of weakness, crying shows strength and confidence in sharing how you are feeling.