Fans are taking matters into their own hands to request fair treatment for BTS‘s Jin.
On August 21, BTS released their first music video for “Dynamite”, a disco-inspired summer bop. Some fans were not happy with Jin’s line distribution and screen time, as they felt that both were lacking, compared to his members’.
i’m still so upset abt jin not getting screen time, each member had their solo shots basically back2back and and jin didn’t come out till 2:25 it wasn’t even a solo shot. that’s literally halfway through the song i don’t understand how ppl don’t see a problem with that.
— yuli7 (@4JlMN) August 21, 2020
bh needs to step up their game when it comes to seokjin. istg the man barely gets any screen time, lines etc. i just saw lip sync challenge, i can’t help but feel bad for jin. don’t get me started on dynamite mv. i may not be jin biased but i do love him. he deserves better.
— syaheira⁷ 101.1m ✨ organic (@joonmacchiato) August 23, 2020
This discontent continued to grow when BTS released their acoustic and EDM remixes of “Dynamite” on August 24. According to fans, Jin’s part in the song was either entirely removed from the EDM remix or edited to the point of being inaudible. In response, disgruntled fans trended “BTS is 7”, “Seokjin”, and more on Twitter to request changes, express their thoughts, and show support for Jin.
▶Apple Music: https://t.co/Uupz3xy6Ns
▶Youtube Music: https://t.co/SVJbAK2xdk
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) August 24, 2020
Now, “International Seokjinnies” have stationed a protest truck outside of BTS’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, to speak up on Jin’s behalf. This move has drawn mixed reactions from ARMYs.
Some ARMYs are showing their support for the truck by sharing photos of it and tweeting the hashtag #BigHitLetJinShine.
— yanqii (@yanqii3) August 25, 2020
Other ARMYs feel that “International Seokjinnies” are out of line, and that the truck will lead to a negative rather than positive outcome. Some say that Jin will feel embarrassed rather than appreciative of the truck, and that fans should not be meddling.
How do you think jin would feel knowing the people that loved him sent a whole truck to his own company to be against them, do you think he would be greatful or feel more embarrassed? There are many other ways to help the situation and this isn’t it. What if the media catches on?
— OPAL⁷ 夢 (@Opal7Jimin) August 25, 2020
no but if jin starts feeling like he isn't enough for army, bts, and/or himself i will actually cry. SENDING TRUCKS to his WORK isn't okay. im just absolutely astonished of how everyone doing this doesn't care for jin at all. disgusting.
— milf hunter jul⁷ (@pixiesgoo) August 25, 2020
What you’re allowed to do: feel upset about line distribution. Email bh. Tweet about it respectfully.
What you’re not allowed to do: get a gigantic truck to blast out how j!n is being treated unfairly in front of bh which will only cause extreme public humiliation. Stop!
— Kat ~ Jin Harem AUs 💜🤍🖤 (@JinSquishes) August 22, 2020
if you support the truck thing for jin, please block me. that is disgusting. you're humiliating him for what? he's a grown ass man and doesn't need that shit.
— zee⁷ (@closettedarmy) August 22, 2020
In addition to fans’ request for fair treatment, the truck displays photos of Jin and large text that highlights his achievements in the music industry.