BTS continues to inspire fans in many ways. Their lyrics constantly address the stress and high expectations placed on youth in today’s society and continue to encourage listeners to pursue their dreams.
BTS continues to prove their positive influence through actions as well. The group partnered with UNICEF in 2017 for their global LOVE MYSELF campaign. They renewed their commitment “to help end violence and neglect, and promote children and young people’s self-esteem and well-being” with UNICEF in 2021.
They spoke at the United Nations National Assembly in 2021 as special presidential envoys to relay stories of people in their teens and 20s who shared about their past and how they view the world today.
Earlier this year, they also met with the president and vice president of the United States to speak about anti-Asian hate crimes, discrimination, and the importance of Asian representation and inclusion.
They’re still impacting lives daily when they’re not making history with their global influence. Recently, V‘s and Jimin‘s individual vlogs have increased sales at a local restaurant and jewelry design and metal craft shop in Korea.
While the influence may have been unintentional, it still positively impacted the lives of the shops’ owners and employees.
BTS’s J-Hope‘s recent exchange with Suga and a fan on Weverse has also influenced fans in a hilariously unintentional way.
J-Hope has been keeping fans updated on his trip to Chicago ahead of his historic headlining performance at Lollapalooza.
A fan on Weverse, whose username translates to “This Granny’s Bank Account Belongs To Min Kitty” (a play on Suga’s name Min Yoongi), expressed their gratitude for J-Hope’s updates saying, “I was not in a good mood. But, because of Hobi, I am happy.”
J-Hope caught sight of the comment and hilariously claimed that the fan’s bank account belonged to him now, “Yay! Then your bank account belongs to me now!”
Not only did the fan get a response from J-Hope, but Suga also weighed in on the conversation. This is where Weverse’s auto-translation function caused some hilarious misunderstandings.
Suga had replied, “Where’s my say in this?,” or “제 의사는요..?” in Korean. The word 의사 (uisa) in Korean not only means doctor, but can also mean “opinion, thoughts, etc.” Instead of picking up what the word meant contextually, auto-translate went with “What about my doctor?”
Responses to the mistranslation were a mixture of concern for Suga’s health…
- “Which doctooor!!!! Are you feeling bad??”
- “WHAT DOCTOR?!!”
…fans volunteering to become Suga’s doctor…
- “SUGA, I CAN BE YOUR DOCTOR. MARRY ME MY LOVE.”
- “I’m a doctor, can I help you?”
… and fans proclaiming they would study medicine to help the idol.
Luckily, Suga was not in need of a doctor, but he may have hilariously inspired a few future medical students.
Check out the article below for more about J-Hope and Suga’s Weverse exchange!