9:44 am - 05/22/2019

BTS on The Voice and iHeart Live Full Interview







Source: The Voice, Bangtanism

I'm glad I didn't stay up to watch the interview because the fans' behaviour was a m e s s - from shouting all the time (so that the host had to shush them) to pointing at Jin & Namjoon and screaming their names when the members were asked who messes up the most on stage. Sure, they're not good dancers, we all know that, but this was just pure disrespect from fans (BTS fans on my twitter were rightfully pissed off, hah). BTS aren't your friends or pals to be "joking" around like that with them ... Smh. I could go more into detail with my thoughts re: this. Maybe in the comments section.
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taylormercury 22nd-May-2019 08:40 am (UTC)
I haven't watched the iheart interview yet, just seen a clip of the audience being a mess and wow, I'm so upset and angry at them, that was beyond rude. It's especially bad when you see Jimin, Tae and Jungkook all trying to make the audience be quiet too.

smh, the boys might joke about namjin's dancing (and namjin themselves will joke about it too) but it's not our place to joke about it in their faces, and they work so hard. show some respect to the group you're meant to love?
dallinferno 22nd-May-2019 08:44 am (UTC)
Yeah it's one thing if the members themselves joke about it (which they do a lot but all in good spirit!) but these fans aren't their friends who could join in on this inside joke. It's downright meanspirited and disrespectful to the members themselves.

They probably think they're funny but lol no, so far from that.
jyusou 22nd-May-2019 09:30 am (UTC)
Their performance on the Voice was really good. For once Jimin's voice wasn't completely falling apart on his opening lines. I usually have no problem with his voice but making him the opener for this song, singing these high-ass notes, in that tone, while doing choreography, what a terrible idea.

The iHeartRADIO Live tho, I was lowkey cackling about it this the whole morning. I usually don't trash ARMY because I honestly like the fandom's general positivity, but I honestly rme when things like this happen everyone is reminded that at the end of the day they're a big fandom with a lot of immature fans. Funnier still was seeing fans trying to disown these people from the fandom. Nonono ARMY, this is who you are as well, own it!

(I also hope this gives BTS a wake-up call that gushing about your fandom so much can spoil them rotten, and that it's not a bad thing to be clear about your boundaries.)
sciencebottle 22nd-May-2019 02:51 pm (UTC)
mte. The whole “we don’t claim them!!!!!111!!1!11” nonsense is ridiculous lmao
pepper 22nd-May-2019 12:55 pm (UTC)
Their suits and hair are a mess. Jesus. Fire their shit stylists already.
garnetstar38 22nd-May-2019 01:48 pm (UTC)
Probably the best performance on US tv. The production was the best they’ve received as well. I think the voice being a singing competition had the best sound too. Like the mics were equalized correctly and you could tell when they were singing live. Like there were even some lines I heard that Hoseok & Joon doubled with vocal line on that I had no idea they had been doing this whole time.

Iheart thing ehhh. I’ve heard these live stream radio gigs before & they are rarely good. The best part was Halsey showing up and making Jimin shy by staring at him hard during their dance together.
sheisagentleman 22nd-May-2019 03:58 pm (UTC)
the voice performance was so good!!!!!

im not touching that interview at all lmao i don’t even watch concert livestreams because of the screaming and knowing they were screaming like idiots — nah thanks

and the audacity of these bitches to be joking about seokjin and namjoon’s hard work. damn

(good thing halsey called it out)
otraera 22nd-May-2019 04:40 pm (UTC)
All I have to add is I saw the Empire State Building while driving home and I got pretty excited.

Also did not know the fandom color was purple.
garnetstar38 22nd-May-2019 05:13 pm (UTC)
Not an official color pretty sure the fandom doesn’t have one. I guess it’s just been adopted because of Tae’s I purple you.
daynr 22nd-May-2019 05:41 pm (UTC)
oooh, I want to hear more about all the fandom drama, I'll have to go looking. I live for this kind of relatively, harmless drama.

I don't mean that it's okay to make the performers feel badly, of course they deserve respect, but on the scale of fan drama, at least this seems less offensive than it could be. So, popcorn time!
lil_poisonfrog 22nd-May-2019 05:48 pm (UTC)
Pro-tip: going to r/bangtan and sorting by controversial is always fun lol
lil_poisonfrog 22nd-May-2019 05:47 pm (UTC)
This is one way in which Kfan behavior is def superior to ifan behavior. Kfans know when it's time to be quiet. Screaming at concerts is fine but doing it during interviews while the artist is talking is beyond disrespectful and pure attention seeking. Imo you're not much better than a sasaeng if you are purposely making them uncomfortable just so they'll notice you. I've also seen this happening at American fanmeets where there's a Q&A/interview portion. Ppl won't shut the fuck up shouting random nonsense; it's funny maybe ONE time (depending on what's actually said, or if the fan is responding to the idol addressing the audience) and after that it's just obnoxious and ruins everyone else's experience.

Also meme bullshit should be kept to social media, or at least not constantly shoved in the idols' faces. It's one thing to make jokes about the members' skills in a space for fans and another to say it to their faces. Reminds me of that weirdo who filmed themselves offering an NCT member money on the street, these ppl think they're gonna go viral or some shit but end up looking like clowns.

Edited at 2019-05-22 05:49 pm (UTC)
u_know 22nd-May-2019 07:08 pm (UTC)
Smh at the fans. This just falls into how entitled some people are and the absolute lack of respect they have for the artists they claim to love.
the3rdjester 22nd-May-2019 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oof that iHeartRadio interview was a mess. Second-hand embarrassment at its finest and I didn't even watch the whole thing, only that part with "who's the one to make mistakes during dancing", which greatly infuriated me. Who needs antis when part of your own fandom mocks and disrespects you right in front of your face. Undoubtedly, BTS' relationship with their fans is tight, but ffs, this doesn't mean fans have the right to behave like that. BTS aren't your buddies, no matter how much the boys love you. Don't even get me started on the fans' constant screaming. Nice going @ these people, for enforcing the image the media has about ARMYs, that they all are crazy teenagers. Great job embarrassing the rest of the fandom.

I really hope this would be a great time for BTS to say something about respect and boundaries regarding their fandom, but, let's be real, it's never gonna happen, they wouldn't want to anger/disappoint those who pay their bills. And ARMYs have to get rid of the whole "we don't claim them" bit. Accept that part of your fandom is immature/messy, and especially when it's so huge, it's difficult to go unnoticed. Every fandom has its bad apples and ARMYs aren't immune to this. Miss me with the victim card and the holier-than-thou attitude.

Honestly, I've been so done with all the drama (and it's been a lot, holy shit, from the fansites to this interview and more) for some days now and I'm so happy BTS are finally leaving the U.S.
lil_poisonfrog 23rd-May-2019 02:17 am (UTC)
What's the fansite drama?
mandm13 22nd-May-2019 07:49 pm (UTC)
Good to know I have to stay away from that interview lol

Their performance in The Voice was great, and does anyone know if they got their own mics? I'm not following their US tour closely. Cause I noticed Jin has now a pink mic and Namjoon a blue one that I absolutely love! I think I saw them on the Make it Right TV performance with them too
dallinferno 22nd-May-2019 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yep, they have custom mics for the tour that they also use for other promo activities! (got the photo on twitter, just open it in a new window to see who they belong to!)

mics
jackieee94 22nd-May-2019 07:59 pm (UTC)
As soon as I saw the fans with their phones out I knew this was going to be a mess. Fans will do just about anything to get a reaction from them. As I was watching it live I would stop every now and then because I really couldn’t take it. It sucks that Namjoon and Jin got called out like that. I’m glad the other members stepped in right away. Twitter has been a mess this whole week. I can’t believe I read that one fan went into the trash and pulled out some cupcakes the members took a bite out of. Saesangs aren’t just in Korea.

Edit: The Voice performance was amazing, I thinks it’s my fav BWL performance they’ve done here in the US.

Edited at 2019-05-22 08:05 pm (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 23rd-May-2019 02:16 am (UTC)
I can’t believe I read that one fan went into the trash and pulled out some cupcakes the members took a bite out of.

I'm sorry what the fuck
izumichan31 22nd-May-2019 09:04 pm (UTC)
The Voice performance looked and sounded great but the real star of the night was Hoseok deciding he wanted to stream on vlive just as the show started all the way until just after they performed. I had the show on mute almost the entire time just to watch him. Ended up having to rewatch the performance on Youtube afterwards.
reader17 23rd-May-2019 12:34 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the voice performance I think it was good. It looks like the stage was more like what they are used to on music shows so maybe it made them feel more comfortable.
infj23 23rd-May-2019 01:25 am (UTC)
You would think after the Ellen performance plp would have learned but hopefully, enough people will shame them and be embarrassed about it to stop it from occurring during the European leg of the tour. The last Norton interview was mess per fan accounts, too.

It's a shame when you have to teach fans that their social media persona should not be their live interview persona but here we are.
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