The boys of BTS finally launched their personal Instagram accounts eight years after their official debut, much to the delight of many ARMYs (as fans are lovingly called). Though, it appears that some of them encountered some trouble handling the app.
In particular, V (real name Kim Tae Hyung, 김태형), sent fans into a frenzy after they discovered that he had accidentally followed BLACKPINK’s Jennie (제니) online, before immediately unfollowing her afterward!
SORRY BUT😭 KIM TAEHYUNG MAYBE STALKING JENNIE AND ACCIDENTALLY CLICK THE FOLLOW BOTTON WHAAAAA pic.twitter.com/tyZmCwuzn2
— tephz_snwdrp⁴ (@blckpnkz_27) December 6, 2021
kim taehyung panickingis hilarious. he followed jennie accidentally and unfollow immediately, then posted on weverse LMAOOO chill taetae pic.twitter.com/2aFuzPkbmJ
— haha⁷ (@dreamsaidhello) December 7, 2021
Soon after that, the 26-year-old later posted his cry for help on the group’s official Weverse channel. He asked his fans, “Recommended by Instagram. Is there a way to to get rid of this? It’s a scary app.”
Fans on social media quickly responded to the “Permission To Dance” singer’s post. According to KpopStarz, they pointed out that it was only an accident and can be reversed. Some also replied by saying that V should not be worried about the recommended accounts on his social media.
Apparently, a few die-hard ARMYs out there didn’t react too kindly to the recent revelation. Some of began flooding Twitter and also the girl group member’s Instagram with hateful and malicious comments, generally asking Jennie to leave Tae Hyung alone. On the other hand, a few fans were also speculating on whether both of them are actually in a relationship.
wont delete —these people are crossing the line
jennie did absolutely nothing to be dragged into this
leave her alone pic.twitter.com/XjNfHT7gFy
— gi | mandu (@jennieaceitgirl) December 7, 2021
A thread of disgusting tweets thrown at Jennie for something she didn’t do: pic.twitter.com/oK04kVkU0h
— ه (@factsNotea) December 7, 2021
Refusing to stay silent about this, a handful of BLACKPINK fans (widely known as BLINKs) immediately came to the “How You Like That” hit-maker’s defence. To quote a few of the fans, it was clearly not Jennie’s fault why V accidentally followed her on IG. Not only that, some of them even urged the haters to “leave her alone” instead.
At the same time, a few BTS fans out there are asking for these toxic ARMYs to stop dragging Jennie into the issue. As pointed out by the fans, the idol is free to follow anyone he likes on his personal social media account.
For those interested, here are some of the reactions left by the netizens regarding the controversy:
OH GOD LEAVE JENNIE AND TAEHYUNG ALONE!!!! pic.twitter.com/dgFiDQjkTG
— ً (@cuddlejnk) December 7, 2021
Tannies messaging taehyung after he followed Jennie: pic.twitter.com/8iqbgJw3pp
— I like 🐱 (@kvtaere) December 7, 2021
why are y’all attacking jennie? she did nothing. so what if taehyung followed her? even if it’s accidental or not, leave her alone. leave them alone.
— Rye (@kkrispycreamm) December 7, 2021
In related news, V made history as “The Fastest Person To Reach 1 Million and 10 Million Followers” on Instagram, breaking the past record set by Angelina Jolie. Adding into that, he also broke Billie Eilish’s record as his post became “The Fastest Celebrity To Reach 1m Likes” in just 4 minutes!
Imagine the power that the BTS member holds!