The BTS members are known for many inspiring quotes.
Yet, one famous quote was never said by any of the members.
You have probably seen “No one is born ugly; we’re just born in a judgmental society” on many occasions, often attributed to BTS’s leader RM.
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" No one is born ugly, We are just born in a Judgmental Society" -Kim Namjoon
— ੈ♡˳Mifta| ia (@blvno7) August 17, 2021
no one is born ugly, you just live in a judgmenta society—Kim Namjoon✨ pic.twitter.com/RCqOalnDa3
— Gwaynette🩺👩🏻⚕️ (@Queen_Wrecker) July 20, 2021
When you do a Google search of the quote, an unlimited amount of inspirational quote images appear, some with his photo included.
Yet, some ARMYs recognize that ARMY not only did not originate this quote, but he never even said it. Some have mistakenly believed RM said it during either BTS’s Love Yourself World Tour or his United Nations speech.
by u/marinoftw from discussion nO ONe iS bOrN uGly, wE’rE JuSt bOrN iN a JuDgMEnTaL soCietY
An ARMY debunked the false attribution on Twitter back in 2019. They explained that this quote did not appear with RM’s name until May 2019. It went viral for ARMY Selca Day.
— Liz⁷ (@baepsayed) December 10, 2019
Yet, the quote has circulated on social media long before ARMYs. As early as 2014, if not earlier, netizens used “No one is born ugly. The problem is we live in a judgemental society” as captions for photos.
If you search X (formerly known as Twitter), you will see that non-ARMYs shared this quote before 2019.
Likewise, the quote can be found on inspirational quote websites with no relation to BTS or RM.
Until ARMYs began to share it, no one attributed the quote to anyone. So, it appears to be just an anonymous quote.