American singer Charlie Puth tweeted last week, seemingly at BTS’s Jungkook, but some fans aren’t altogether happy about this interaction.
jungkook look https://t.co/XfZPTeBPPA
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) July 9, 2018
Along with the words “jungkook look” he posted a link to his newest music video.
It’s no secret that Jungkook admires Charlie Puth, as he covered his song “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and stated several times that he would love to collaborate with him one day.
Charlie has acknowledged BTS and Jungkook’s cover, and has sent lots of love their way via Twitter.
Korean fans seem to be excited by the tweet from Charlie, as they know Jungkook is a huge fan of his and view it as the result of BTS’s international popularity.
찰리푸스의 정국 사랑은 멈추지 않긔 pic.twitter.com/oORILplE3A
— 꾸린 (@_kookie_bunny) July 9, 2018
“I hope Charlie Puth’s love for Jungkook never stops.”
찰리푸스가 정국이를 언급함으로써 생긴 2가지 의문점
— 뽀둥왕자 (@pbodoong_prince) July 9, 2018
“My thoughts as to why Charlie Puth mentioned Jungkook.
1. To tell him to do a cover
2. Just to show off”
우리 정국이 미국에서 인터뷰 했을때
콜라보하고 싶은 가수 누구냐 했을때
찰리푸스가 진짜 정국이 이름을 불렀네ㅜㅜㅜ
— ⭐️탱누나⭐️ (@hjteach905) July 9, 2018
“When our Jungkook does an interview, he asks ‘Is Charlie Puth coming too?’ and mentions Charlie Puth when asked which artist he wants to collaborate with. But Charlie Puth really called out Jungkook’s name… Jungkook, do you see this?”
Some Korean news outlets have reported positively on the tweet as well.
— 전정국 갤러리 (@dc_jkgall) July 10, 2018
These articles have headlines like “Charlie Puth’s world wide love for BTS’s Jungkook”, “Charlie Puth’s unique love for Jungkook”, and ” ‘Look Jungkook’…’BTS Fan’ Charlie Puth Asks Him to Watch His New Music Video”, showcasing the generally positive spin on the situation in Korean media.
International fans have different opinions about Charlie Puth’s intentions, however, believing he’s just using Jungkook’s name to spread his new song and music video.
I guess the reason why charlie puth tweeted jungkook look with his new music video or something was just because he wants views wow never thought he could do such thing I used to like and support charlie but now idk how I feel about him now
— 엠마 🐾 (@LLovingJimin) July 10, 2018
the fact tht jungkook actually appreciates charlie and makes time to cover his songs only for charlie to use him for clout to get more views and attention is just :(( sigh jk deserves better pic.twitter.com/j83CJtpREn
— ً (@7thots) July 9, 2018
charlie puth using jungkook’s name to get views on his mv hhh can y’all maybe not? I ruled him out the day he talked about how impressed he is by bts’ clout rather than complimenting them as artists
— ً (@cyphrkv) July 9, 2018
Many fans are referring to a previous interview Charlie did in which he raved about BTS’s huge social media following before stating he’d like to collaborate with them one day.
firstly, he literally.. LITERALLY admitted that he only wants to collab with bts for ther ‘social following’ and huge fanbase🗿 pic.twitter.com/Lz5mD8sEpZ
— jinah – h*seok strike (@seokteas) July 9, 2018
“They’re massive, I want that social following…Me and Shawn Mendes are like how do we get that kind of fanbase? I’d love to collaborate with them.”
Several Korean fans and international fans are now defending Charlie Puth in the wake of these accusations.
찰리푸스 인성 어쩌고 그거 다 주작이고 피드백 했대요ㅠㅠ지금 해외팬이 타래 만들어서 일 좀 커졌는데 찰리푸스님 팬들 얼마나 기분 안 좋으실지 저희도 알잖아요,, 졍극이가 좋아하는 가순데 팬들끼리 이러지맙시다 진짜ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ팬덤이 커지니까 가끔 아미들 잘 모르고 행동하는 일 있는 거
— 김갓진ಠ_ಠ (@Jin__hopes) July 10, 2018
“Charlie Puth’s personality controversies, he already gave feedback on that. Right now, international fans made a thread [about the situation] and now the situation is getting bigger. How bad would Charlie Puth’s fans feel? It’s a singer that Jungkook likes so let’s not do this. As the fandom grows bigger, there are times I don’t understand ARMY.” — @jin__hopes
ya'll better stop attacking charlie puth like what ya'll did to wale do ya'll remember how we got namjoon so dissapointed bc its his idol and jungkook would probably feel the same dont jump to conclusions and bts is not those kind of ppl who lets others to use them for clout,,
— saf ☽ (@outroslay) July 9, 2018