Not many ARMYs may be aware of this, but BTS‘s V and Jimin started off their friendship earlier than the others.
They were actually friends ever since high school.
V went to Daegu Jeil High School and Jimin attended Busan Arts High School, but when they joined Big Hit Entertainment, they subsequently transferred to a new high school.
Because Jimin came from Busan, he had an accent which many of his classmates made fun of. Jimin knows the pains of being bullied, that’s why he aims to spread kindness whenever he can.
Thankfully, since V and Jimin were schoolmates, V was there to defend him from the bullies.
This incident makes sense, considering that BTS has spoken about bullying before. In fact, last 2019, they even partnered with UNICEF to create an anti-bullying campaign.
BTS talks about spreading kindness and compassion instead, so if you know someone who harshly bullies others, let them know that BTS actually advocates finding love from within yourself and then spreading love to others.
Perhaps this is why V felt angry at his friends in high school for “ignoring” or “bullying” his best friend Jimin.
According to OH MY GIRL‘s Seunghee, V enrolled in the high school first, and Jimin transferred later.
I knew V first. When Jimin switched schools, he ended up in my class. V introduced me to Jimin and asked me to be his friend, so we all became buddies.
– OH MY GIRL’s Seunghee
And as soon as Jimin arrived to the school, V introduced Jimin to the teachers and to his friends.
But then, during the break, V saw Jimin all alone at the back of the classroom. He was playing with his phone all by himself.
I was surprised so I got angry at my friends and said, “Why are you not talking to my friend?”
Afterwards, V’s friend said:
I talked for 20 minutes, but Jimin only answered my questions. He was quiet so I stopped talking.
It turns out Jimin was just shy with strangers all along.
Still, it was touching to find out that V got angry when he thought his best friend Jimin was being ignored.
He considers Jimin as his “dearest friend” and his soul mate, after all.
BTS doesn’t just stand up against bullying. They also stand up against other issues like toxic masculinity. Check out the next article below for more details.