Is BTS Jimin dating? ARMYs in 'distress', joke 'time to leave fandom'
Even with BTS members enjoying a well-deserved vacation, fans have been getting more BTS updates than when the members were busy working. The septet launched their personal Instagram accounts early in December and most members of the boy group have been active on the platform. Jimin, on the other hand, is not active on Instagram and posts his updates for fans via Twitter or Weverse, the official fan cafe.
In an update Jimin posted on December 14, the vocalist displayed his new hairdo for fans to look at and enjoy as the member headed back home. In the said Weverse update, Jimin was seen wearing hair extensions that revealed his temporary long locks. The image went viral on Twitter as fans started joking about how Jimin did not actually post a picture of himself but his girlfriend that looked just like him.
Jimin’s girlfriend looks exactly like him!
As fans were just discussing Jimin’s new long hairdo, one fan posted an update saying “Jimin Dating” with many broken hearts accompanied with a picture of a couple in the tweet. Only, the photo was an edited version of Jimin’s new long hair photo with an old photo of the BTS member himself. As both photos of the idol had Jimin wearing a dust mask, it was nearly impossible to recognize that the OP was joking.
This caused unnecessary chaos in the fandom with other ARMYs joking that now that Jimin is seeing someone, they will have to leave the fandom, very much mocking the toxic fan culture that exists in K-pop while other unversed fans thought the situation was serious and started educating each other on why this fan culture was not right. The entire ordeal resulted in chaos all over Twitter where most of the fandom joked about Jimin's viral hairstyle.
“Bestie Jimin took love yourself quite literally”
The entire chaos was unleashed after OP posted a tweet saying, "Jimin dating💔💔💔💔" confusing fans if the update was authentic or not as many fans began interacting with the tweet. One fan understood the joke and said, "Im so sad and disappointed. Im gonna leave this fandom asap, it's not worth it," with a funny photo of Suga. One fan started questioning the fan's ethics while another chimed in, asking, "You know jokes bae?" One fan joked how both parties in the photo looked identical saying, "They say couples start looking like each other by time."
One fan asked the OP, "Who (did he start dating)? Himself?" to this another responded, "Bestie he took love yourself quite seriously." Another fan made a pun saying, "She is his soulmate, indeed, (literally)." Another fan posted funny photos saying, "Omg i can't believe this. Gonna leave this fandom asap pls i'm so disappointed."
im so sad and disappointed😭😭 im gonna leave this fandom asap, it's not worth it pic.twitter.com/RwYEq78YSz— jhopehipthrustsimp⁷🖤 (@jhopehipthrust) December 15, 2021
You know jokes bae ?— Arissa⁷ | GET WELL SOON LISAA🖤💗 | (@ArissaEd1tz) December 15, 2021
They say couples start looking like each other by time pic.twitter.com/1yBZAgXxrG— Mané (@Man12415212) December 15, 2021
bestie he took love yourself quiet seriously— wuie. (@wxeuterpe) December 15, 2021
They said if your partner looks like you, he/she is your soulmate and will be "the one"...she is his soulmate, indeed, (literally) 🤣🤣— 위디 (@keyminhope) December 15, 2021
Omg i can't believe this. Gonna leave this fandom asap pls i'm so disappointed pic.twitter.com/7A5DqQoMCg— din⁷ 🕊 (@ASTAGATAEKOOK) December 14, 2021