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Who is Matthew Chun? BTS' V calls high school YouTuber 'GOAT', gets him 1M views overnight

When BTS' V recommended YouTuber Matthew Chun, he only had 166 views on his videos, but within half an hour, the view count crossed 30,000
BTS' V showed his support for high schooler YouTuber Matthew Chun (Weverse/ Matthew Chun YouTube)
BTS' V showed his support for high schooler YouTuber Matthew Chun (Weverse/ Matthew Chun YouTube)

BTS' V aka Kim Taehyung is known to be an artist with an impeccable eye for art and the 26-year-old Grammy-nominated group member keeps proving it time and again to ARMY. On June 6, 'Winter Bear' crooner shared a text on fan app Weverse where he wrote, "You are GOAT (Greatest of all time). I'll keep an eye on you," with a YouTube video link.

Reportedly, when the 'Sweet Night' crooner recommended the video, the said YouTuber only had 166 views. Within half an hour, the view count crossed 30,000 and overnight it shot to over a million views. Read on to know all about the high schooler YouTuber deemed 'greatest of all time' by the record-breaking South Korean vocalist.


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Who is Matthew Chun?

Kim Taehyung recommended a YouTuber called Matthew Chun, who is a high schooler based in Seoul. The 17-year-old makes videos to keep memoirs of his daily life. After getting the overwhelming love from Taehyung's fans, the YouTuber commented in his video about the 'surreal' experience and how overwhelming the past few hours of his life have been. He wrote, "Holy S**T Thank you V, ur the actual GOAT (Greatest of All-Time) First of all, thank you and welcome? I really don't know what to say. This whole experience is so surreal..."

Kim Taehyung post on Weverse (Weverse)

The YouTuber added, "This channel is basically me making short cinematic clips to "dramatize" my life, as well as making memories from trips and things. I really appreciate all the support this past couple hours, as I said earlier, its surreal... I try to make these things for myself so I can look back from the future, but if you can connect with these videos, well.."

Taehyung's recommendation plus his eye for finding gems became the talking point among BTS ARMY. A fan said, "Him showing his support for all these upcoming artists/content creators ): he's such an angel!" Another fan posted, "Taehyung just posted on Weverse of a video of a teen in Seoul who makes movies as a hobby Very talented kid and Taehyung seems to really like him!" A fan gushed, "Fun Fact: From just 960 subscribers & 160 views earlier (2nd ), to 29.2K subscribers & 663k views (3rd ) now!! TAEHYUNG'S POWER!" The Youtuber also gained over 47,000 subscribers (and counting) from his previous 960 followers count.




BTS members helping small businesses

BTS members are often hailed for their constant support towards 'underrated' talent and small businesses. In a pre-Butter-era Vlive, BTS' Jungkook said, "Thank you ARMYs for supporting small business owners during the pandemic! I'm happy if i somehow i can help a little!" He was referring to the fact that after he drank kombucha on another Vlive, the export of the drink surged big time. A fan page noted, "Jungkook showed his good influence once again. As JK drank kombucha at 'VLIVE', exports surged 800%. Following that, he said, “It is a difficult situation for small business’ with Corona.” “I wanted to say thank you to everyone because I think I can help them a little.”"



Meanwhile, 'Butter', their official world record-breaking summer tune, has crossed 300M views on YouTube. Check this 'Cooler' remix of the official summer anthem of the season here.