BTS's Jungkook deletes '10,000 Hours' cover, fans say it's because Samsung-sponsored star used iPhone to post it
This isn't the first time one of the BTS members has revealed they favored the iPhone, and this has led to the situation becoming a running gag among their fandom
BTS member Jungkook just dropped a new cover, this time of '10,000 Hours' by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber. But the tweet was deleted almost as soon as it was posted, and fans believe it is because of the 'Twitter for iPhone' footer that came with it, which is a problem since BTS is sponsored by Samsung. Now what might make the group's fandom, Army, believe that was the reason the tweet was deleted, one might ask. The simple answer is that this is hardly the first time this has happened.
After the cover went up, Dan + Shay themselves hopped on Twitter to acknowledge Jungook's version, sharing, "This sounds amazing. thank you so much for singing it!" The tweet soon disappeared, however, and several fans circled back to let Dan + Shay know. One fan stated, "LMAO PLEASE REPLY AGAIN WHEN HE RE UPLOADS THE TWEET FROM ANDROID THIS TIME," pointing to the reason why Jungkook chose to take his latest vocal cover down.
BTS officially launched their partnership with Samsung earlier this year, with the first joint project being augmented reality for the group's 'Map of the Soul: 7' album, particularly with regards to their global art project titled 'Connect', making BTS' content more accessible to fans via their Android devices. So naturally, it doesn't bode well if the group promotes another brand, even if by accident. Since their partnership was announced, fans have noticed the group tweet and subsequently delete the post via iPhones, and this has essentially turned into a running gag among the Army. Jungkook just so happens to be the latest member to make the hilarious mistake. But even funnier is that fans managed to occupy several trending positions on social media after the post went up and then went back down.
"The way we got JUNGKOOK and Twitter for iPhone trending bc we’re joking about him deleting his cover since he didn’t tweet from Android," shared one fan, "NOW WE GOT HE DELETED IT TRENDING SKDJCKS," tweeted another. One fan clarified that they were simply joking and wrote, "BTS are sponsored by Samsung so sometimes delete and reupload tweets when they realise they tweeted from iPhone, one of the members Jungkook tweeted from iPhone today so we are just joking about it," while another quipped, "Jungkook probably saw twitter for iPhone trending and then punched a wall." Some took the joke further, stating, "He about to pull a Jimin with the iPhone during lives and etc."
Jokes aside, several fans didn't get to hear Jungkook's cover, sadly, and many were soon asking, "Jungkook ah, reupload please." Luckily some were quick to grab a version of the cover, just in case, so fans can hear the gorgeous snippet as they await a reupload from the singer himself.