'No more Papa Mochi': BTS ARMY slams James Corden prior to boys' appearance on his show

Fans of BTS have not forgotten James Corden’s audacious comments about the group as he called ARMYs a 'bunch of 15-year-olds' in the past


                            'No more Papa Mochi': BTS ARMY slams James Corden prior to boys' appearance on his show
BTS will appear for an in-studio visit for the first time in two years since the pandemic at 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' on November 23 (@latelateshow/Twitter; BTS/Weverse)
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, they say. Replace the word ‘woman’ with ‘BTS ARMY’ and the saying still stands true. K-pop band BTS has gone through a lot of hardships in South Korea as well as internationally for fans to be overly protective of the boys.

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One of the reasons why ARMY has grown more protective for the boys is because with more popularity the group amasses, there are more people that hate on them for no particular reason. Well, James Corden did not exactly hate on the boys but after proving to be a long-time friend of the boys, he ended up using the band and its dedicated fanbase for laughs in one of the episodes of his talk show, ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’.

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BTS on the 'Late Late Show'

On November 16, the official Twitter handle for James Corden’s late-night show, ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ posted an announcement that BTS members will be a part of the guestlist for one of its upcoming episodes as part of their ‘Permission to Dance on Stage’ concert promotions. As BTS members will be in the United States at that time, the boys are invited to an “in-studio” chat session with Corden himself while they will also perform their hit single ‘Permission to Dance’ during the broadcast.

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Fans of BTS can watch BTS on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ on November 23 at 2.37 pm KST (12.37 am ET). In their post announcing the arrival of BTS at the show, the handle tweeted, “Permission to celebrate: GRANTED. At long last, @bts_twt returns to The #LateLateShow on November 23rd for an in-studio chat and performance of ‘Permission To Dance’! It’s been nearly two years since we’ve been together in person and we can’t wait for the reunion!” The message ended with a purple heart, symbolizing BTS’ fandom color but it looks like BTS ARMY is in no mood for love.

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James Corden infuriates ARMY

For those that live under a rock, James Corden talked about BTS attending the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2021 as Cultural Envoys for Future Generations as well as representatives of the Youth. As proud as ARMYs were to see all members of the group stand in front of the leaders of the world and give a strong message to the people of the world, fans found it weird how James Corden, a friend of the group who has praised them for their past efforts on multiple occasions, seemed to undermine BTS’ position and efforts at the 2021 UNGA.

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Corden, while talking about recent events in his episode for September 21 said that the United Nations had “unusual guests” at the assembly. ARMYs found it disrespectful towards BTS especially since the host usually calls himself ‘Papa Mochi’ in jest as an inside joke with the members of BTS. James, despite being aware of BTS’ efforts to have a powerful social voice decided to call the group unusual and it did not sit well with the fans.

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Not only that, but Corden also called BTS ARMY a “bunch of 15-year-olds” to add fuel to the fire triggering a lot of negative comments from fans of the group who come from various genders and of all different ages. Fans claimed that Corden's 'unfunny' jokes tried to undermine the group as well as the power and conscience of the fans.

BTS members gear up to promote their offline concert in the United States (BTS/Weverse)

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'No more Papa Mochi'

Fans have now started responding on Twitter hoping that Jimin of BTS does not call James ‘Papa Mochi’ now that he has lost the status. One fan said, "Do u wanna call them “unusual visitors” to your show too? since they’ve been a guest on the late late show as many times as they’ve been at the UN." Another fan said, "And will be turning the tv off as soon as bts leave," while one more fan noted, "No more of that friendly shit… no papa mochi we using strictly government names now."

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One fan said that Jimin does not call James "papa Mochi" anymore. One fan joked saying that Jimin will address Corden by his official name saying, "James: “PLEASE WELCOME, BTS!”Jimin: Hello James." Another fan joked, "Namjoon on his way to Jimin to tell him not to call James papa mochi after reading twts from his stan account." One fan noted how Jimin had called out Corden for not listening to 'BE' in the past as Corden called 'Dynamite' the best track on the album.

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