Fans are calling for changes to be made, following the premiere of BTS‘s new show, In the SOOP.
In the SOOP follows BTS as they relax at a luxurious lakehouse, playing games, sharing delicious meals, and more. Each of the show’s eight episodes will have two different versions: one is aired on JTBC for the general public, and the other is uploaded to the Weverse app as paid content for fans.
JTBC’s episodes are 60 minutes long, while Weverse’s episodes (packed with “bonus” content) are 80 minutes. As such, In the SOOP’s production team has had to choose which scenes to include and which to cut out of the JTBC episodes.
After comparing the two versions of Episode 1, some fans are unhappy about the differences. They say that too many of V‘s scenes were left out of the JTBC version. As such, they feel that his portrayal on the show is not true to who he is in real life.
Hey ! @BigHitEnt @bts_bighit@INTHESOOP_TV @hitmanb We find that JTBC & Weverse version episode are different where JTBC didn’t show many Tae scenes which weverse version episode included. BTS is 7 & Taehyung is precious of everyone.Please look at this specific issue.Thank you
— BY JIN; 承ᵈ²🔮 (@gcfbrajin) August 19, 2020
Hello! @BigHitEnt @bts_bighit@INTHESOOP_TV
It has come to our attention that JTBC Broadcast of Soop didn’t show many of Taehyung's scenes & it’s very different from Weverse version because most of his precious moments weren’t shown appropriately+
— BTS V UK ¹¹⁶ (@KTH_UK) August 19, 2020
Fans know that V is a warm, playful person who deeply loves his members and has a wonderful sense of humor. Sometimes, he quietly listens and observes the people around him, but this calmness came off as coldness due to the show’s editing.
jtbc didn't show a lot of taehyung scenes and he got less screentime than other members. he's being portrayed as someone cold and distant when he's literally the opposite. do we have to pay to see taehyung? why it’s so hard to treat him how he deserves to be treated?
— tiny tae pics (@taetinypics) August 19, 2020
tae being distant? tae being always quiet around them? taekook arent close as much as they used to be? JK doesnt care about taehyung? JK cant be his own person? this is the perception that is being fed repeatedly through bh's official content. and its working. Congrats, BH. 🤍
— cai ♡ (@faithfulkv) August 19, 2020
they always portray him as some rude, cold person, don't promote him well, always forgetting to put his name on merch, invade his privacy, sabotage him & don't let him get even bigger than he already is, want me to name more? this company always treated taehyung in the worst way.
— verra ¹¹⁶ (@tetedear) August 19, 2020
bighit is literally fabricating a personality for taehyung and casual armys really thinks he's the cold and mysterious one but he is the exact opposite of that unfortunately it won't change until tae stans/fanbases learn to boycott things bighit produces
— nathalia (@dIwIrmv) August 19, 2020
nah cus this "hidden member" thing is NONSENSE ever since the beginning… hiding taehyung from the public to prevent him from becoming popular is a cheap excuse that theyre actually threatened by him 🥱
— k. (@vantefcs) August 19, 2020
im tired of bighit and other people not understanding that there are 7 members in bts !! taehyung is equally a member and should be treated like it. when will you understand that you should love and support all 7 members?? pls i’m done
— ً 𝐤𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐲𝐧⁷ (@flwrypjm) August 19, 2020
They are now asking for changes to be made, and for BTS’s members to be given equal screentime in the upcoming In the SOOP episodes.