Earlier today, a Thai MC chose to discredit the successes of Thai idols GOT7‘s BamBam and 2PM‘s Nichkhun as a way to complement the solo debut of BLACKPINK‘s Lisa.
When discussing Lisa’s song, “Lalisa,” MC Moddam Kachapa said
This is an event that has finally happened to Thailand that we [Thai people] can consider very prideful. We’ve never seen a [Thai] superstar go this far, back then we had Nichkhun, but he wasn’t successful to this degree, we also have BamBam, but he too didn’t manage to get this far. This [Lisa’s debut] is what we call world-class, truly world-class, it’s finally happened to our country.
This angered many fans, and rightfully so. Both BamBam and his mother posted their responses to social media later in the day. On Instagram, BamBam’s mother said, “I can take this, but… you know the mother’s feelings and heart….”
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ahhh omg he says that he’s okay I wanna cry🥺
“I am okay 👍
sometimes a lot of people may not be aware of my efforts, but with everyone knowing and understanding me, I am already happy☺️”
HE IS THE SWEETEST THING TO EVER EXIST OH MY GOD https://t.co/MHd0hFjzBQ
— 𝐣𝐢𝐧. ☁️ (@peachicnvs) September 11, 2021
Fans followed in BamBam’s example, choosing to post their favorite things about the idol throughout the day using the hashtag “#WeLoveYouBamBam” and “#RespectBamBam”.
Some fans shared powerful quotes BamBam had said previously when talking about haters.
— มัมหมีน้องแบม🎀 (@bbearmt) September 11, 2021
— aj 🎀_ _.. (@bitsyx) September 11, 2021
Remember when Bambam said “Life is too short to hate. Everyone make mistakes. No matter who you are. Artist or idol, we’re still humans. Everyone has to know to forgive each other.”
— ava¨ (@defsoulars_) September 11, 2021
Others shared moments where BamBam showed off his musical prowess, specifically his rap from GOT7’s performance of “Nightmare” during MAMA 2018. Fans looked at this rap with new eyes, appreciating his confidence in his own success.
"get all the money, haters so mad
a lot of cool people right here
but no one got that real money like me"
— otuzikidiş youngjae SOMO:FUME (@ohmychoiyjae) September 11, 2021
While BamBam can appear larger than life, many fans made sure to show the soft side to BamBam and remind others that he is human too.
BamBam deserves everything in this world. He worked hard to become a successful kpop idol while promoting his country. He never forgets his roots. Sadly, some people cannot accept that. #RespectBambam #แบนมดดํา @GMMTV @GMM25Thailandpic.twitter.com/m2QeG1njRk
— bamlisa pics (@bamlisapics) September 11, 2021
What could’ve been a solely negative situation turned into a place for fans to share their love for an idol who had touched their lives.
— lala (@yugbeomhoe) September 11, 2021
We love you Bambam! You deserve respect, love, care from all people here in this world. Keep doing what you love and we'll support you nonstop. Keep smiling! You deserve better 💚 @BamBam1A#WeLoveYouBamBam pic.twitter.com/GGZ57ewOwU
— J ♡︎༄ (@FENDISEUNI) September 11, 2021
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