BTS‘s Jungkook may be the maknae of the group, but the other members claim that he doesn’t act like one.
When Idol Party host Kim Shin Young asked Jungkook if he uses informal Korean with his members, Jungkook revealed that even though he was told to speak comfortably and use informal Korean, he had decided not to.
Naturally, Leeteuk wondered whether Jungkook ever felt there was a time when he’s wanted to use informal language so he could speak more comfortably to the other older members, which caused Jungkook to sheepishly answer, “Well, nowadays…“
Nevertheless, in spite of his insistence on using formal language, Jungkook’s fellow members were quick to add an important caveat.
V was quick to jump in and give an example of Jungkook’s formal informality.
Suga also added that Jungkook always said what he wanted to say, even if it wasn’t his place as a maknae to say it—indeed, they all claimed Jungkook never acts like the maknae at all!
Indeed, Rap Monster put it best when he said, “Our maknae has the most power in our team.“