Contrary to popular belief, the fandom of BTS isn’t limited to “12 year-old girls”.
In fact, the ARMY community is so diverse that it’s actually composed of millions of ARMYs in several nations, speaking several languages and spanning different ages!
In today’s post, let’s talk about BTS’s love for their noona ARMYs. After all, Suga believes that no matter what your age is, you’ll always be a noona to him, right?
Now is a good time to remind everyone of what Yoongi said.
Do you remember when Yoongi told a fan in her 40's, who referred to herself as an aunt, that there is no need to feel old & he thinks of her as an older sister?
— Stay innocent, be naive but still dream big ⁷ (@sarahwarrengill) March 8, 2020
His hyung Jin also believes in this concept, so it should be true, right?
Listening to Yoongi telling 40’s fan who claim herself as aunty fan he’s telling his own aunt is in her 60’s so no need to feel old & still noona to him..Jin also says his aunt is in 70’s, assuring & making the fan feel at ease. So sweet! Age is just a # 💜 noona fans!🤗@BTS_twt
— 눈부신 꾸기⁷✨ (@JK_Glitters) November 7, 2018
Here are 10+ tweets of ARMY noonas who are proud to have joined the BTS fandom. Can you relate with any of them?
1. Being an ARMY can change your life for the better
You know BTS is a huge part of your life when you feel like their presence has made you appreciate life more.
As a 53 year old ARMY whose life has changed in profound ways since first hearing BTS in 2017, I am curious to know how you feel when you realize your positive message, intended towards youth, has been felt so deeply by older fans as well?@BTS_twt@FallonTonight#FallonAsksBTS pic.twitter.com/LTYdw4mUee
— Yoongi's My⁷ 👑 (@SUGAsChampagne) February 8, 2020
2. Proud to be ARMY forever
This is the only #relationshipgoal you should aspire to have — a relationship between BTS and ARMY.
Just a clarification about BTS fans. Army is all ages, all races, all genders. Utilizing literary references, visual metaphors, Jungian psych, & complex story arcs that span YEARS, @BTS_twt are more than just a boy band for kids. I'm 51 years old and I'm proud to be Army! pic.twitter.com/h0QLyoSOxN
— Never2Old4ARMY 💜 (@Never2Old4ARMY) January 27, 2020
3. Stop generalizing fans…
…and start accepting diversity.
— Emma⁷ | ☻acnh (@cutieIovelypjm) January 20, 2020
4. She’s someone who’s never been a fan of any group before
And yet she chose BTS to stan — don’t you think she made the right choice?
Ok.. I’m 45… my family thinks I’m crazy bcs of my @BTS_twt life… Admittedly they have never seen me be a fan of any group, Korean or otherwise, so it must be a shock to them… the only one in my family who is with me is my five year old son who is a total Army…
— BangtanTeacher ⁷ (@BangtanTeacher) November 29, 2019
5. BTS is the gift that never stops giving
I’m a 34-year-old BTS fan. I got a picture with you at Dallas Comic Con a few years ago. One of the highlights of my life. Thank you for being such a wonderful presence.
— Kookie Crumbles ⁷ 💜 (@Crumbles4Kookie) August 31, 2019
6. Who says only teenagers can like rap music?
It’s so adorable how noona wanted to go to their concert after listening to their music.
[contd] I’m afraid of being a burden to to the young fans, so I don’t want to try. Thank you for the explanation of Cypher.
Reply: Ohhh…don’t worry.. Even if you’re in standing other ARMYs will protect you. You definitely have to go to a concert ㅠㅠ!!#MGMAVOTE #BTS @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/HU7vkaBlxW
— bora⁷ (@modooborahae) July 22, 2019
7. Dreams of being an ARMY
This is one of those dreams that don’t necessarily need a deadline.
— 💜Yevonne Cantwell ⁷ (@YCantwell) July 16, 2019
8. Say it to her face
If BTS doesn’t have any problems with having “older” fans, who are you to judge?
Ok wait! I have one more thing to say, cause I have time! I just read something that bothered me. Why do Army’s think that anyone above 40 is old & can’t stan BTS! I’m 41yrs old & a proud BTS Army. If you have a problem with me being an “older” fan say something to me I beg you! pic.twitter.com/Dh3HBFo6Zd
— Mari ⁷ 💜🥴OT7 (@Mari_Belle021) July 14, 2019
9. BTS’s music is for everyone who’s willing to listen
Their messages are well-loved and universal to everyone, regardless of age and nationality.
.#IHateWhenPeopleSay @BTS_twt fans are only a bunch of 12 yr old girls. I'm 38, and I know MANY BTS fans my age, and older. Their music, lyrics, and message are for EVERYONE. You won't find a more diverse fandom than the BTS ARMY. 😊💜 pic.twitter.com/2JBU9MsjBL
— Erika⁷ Montie 💜 (@EKMontie) June 16, 2019
10. BTS isn’t just a band or a group…
…BTS is a precious part of your life.
Loving @BTS_twt have added so much more than music to my life. They add joy, excitement, beauty, inspiration, and a group of amazing fans (both young and old) who love fiercely and are friends.
I'm 34, a mom, wife, and teacher, and I am proud to love BTS.#ProtectArmyNoonas
— 💜𝚂𝚊𝚛𝚊⁷ 𝚡 𝙱𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚊𝚗💜 (@SaraxBTS7) March 26, 2019
11. Her username says it all
I'm 50 years old, have a degree in Lit & Psych, and I draw. @BTS_twt are a huge inspiration to me; they help me get through some pretty rough days. I've been laughed at & judged, told I'm too old but I will continue to be mused by these beautiful souls. #ProtectArmyNoonas pic.twitter.com/dcRbJvYc9G
— Never2Old4ARMY 💜 (@Never2Old4ARMY) March 26, 2019
12. Every year of life lived = victory
I've been attacked by antis many times. Their go-to insult is always making fun of my age. I'm 37, and I wish those who insult age understood that every year of life lived signifies a victory over despair. @BTS_twt knows this, and that's one reason I love them. #ProtectArmyNoonas
— 💜 msbeatrice⁷ 💜 (@msbeatrice_81) March 26, 2019
13. This grandma doesn’t give a hoot
The older you get, the less hoots you can afford to give. #YOLO
My Grandma loves Namjoon so we got her some Koya socks and she says “I’m 66 years old and I’m wearing @BTS_twt socks I don’t care” Let this be a lesson to everyone who says BTS only has younger fans. Age does not define your love for a group🐨❤️ pic.twitter.com/r8CcZDUmp6
— nessa⁷ 🔛 (@urlovev) November 27, 2018
14. She may be Jungkook’s oldest noona yet
And she’s also one of the cutest!
— M ʲᵏ (@Jungkook_JJK1) October 17, 2018
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