6:20 pm - 10/08/2018

BTS to receive Order of Cultural Merit from Korean government + Fallon tweets about #BTSxCitiField

BTS will be awarded a special honor from the Korean government!

In August, it was announced that BTS is one of the 12 nominees for an Order of Cultural Merit this year.

On October 8, the recipients were determined at a cabinet meeting.

Blue House spokesperson Kim Ui Gyeom revealed, “It was decided that the Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit will be presented to the seven members of BTS who have further spread hallyu (Korean wave) and contributed to the development of popular culture and arts.”

Prime Minister Lee Nak Yeon commented, “With many of the youth in foreign countries collectively singing lyrics in our language, not only have they spread hallyu, but they are also contributing to the spread of the Korean language.”

BTS is the first idol group to receive an Order of Cultural Merit, and the members are also the youngest ever recipients.

Veteran actor Lee Soon Jae will also receive the Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit this year.

Sources: Segye Ilbo via Soompi, @jimmyfallon, @BTS_twt
nekokonneko 8th-Oct-2018 12:05 pm (UTC)
What an amazing award to win. All the other nominees had decades and decades of experience in their fields, the closest to bangtan being a singer in his 37th year after debut.

I have to wonder if Jimin doesn't know how to reply to tweets or if he just wanted his response to stand out more. The ☺ emoji is 100% the most Jimin-esque
jyusou 8th-Oct-2018 12:26 pm (UTC)
You cannot deny their impact tbh. Congratulations on the win!

Although Jimmy is not my favourite late night host by far (his interview skills are truly lackluster) I honestly appreciated that he made the group feel so relaxed on his show. That and the Jimmy/Chimmy thing he has going on with Jimin is cute af.

Edited at 2018-10-08 12:27 pm (UTC)
babyjenkski 8th-Oct-2018 12:33 pm (UTC)
They deserve it. They're putting KPOP out there on a different level. South Korea has benefited so much from the Halyu Wave which started middle of 2000 til now.
damascus_127 8th-Oct-2018 12:53 pm (UTC)
I finally googled what Chimmy is since I've been confused each time he was mentioned. I thought it was some random character from a cartoon that just happened to sound like Jimin's name haha.

Can't believe I missed this since I've watched quite a lot of their stuff. Some things make a lot more sense now lol.
lulufairybubble 8th-Oct-2018 01:51 pm (UTC)

BT21 is some cute stuff. I have the big Shooky and Many pillows.

lydzi 8th-Oct-2018 03:58 pm (UTC)
This is great and well deserved ♥
lonelymoon 8th-Oct-2018 05:34 pm (UTC)
This is just unbelievable. I've been a k-pop fan for over a decade but only just started really listening to BTS a couple of weeks ago and I'm obsessed. They really are so talented and great ambassadors for SK
mc1a 8th-Oct-2018 06:36 pm (UTC)
Legends or legends?
dbsked 9th-Oct-2018 05:09 am (UTC)
I am beyond proud. I am sure they all are very happy to hear this news as well.
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