On July 19, ARMYs were shocked when they saw that Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, had tweeted out her support for BTS‘s “Permission To Dance” as well as an article about a new challenge fans can participate in on YouTube Shorts.
— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) July 19, 2021
While it’s normally celebrated when any person with a blue checkmark praises BTS for their music, ARMYs aren’t too thrilled about Susan in particular because YouTube has been suspected of unfairly deleting views from BTS’s music videos in the past.
Even though the official Twitter account of the YouTube team has responded to the allegations before, (back when “ON” was released last year, for example) ARMYs weren’t satisfied with their statement.
It's normal to see views slow down, freeze, or adjust while we verify that those are real and accurate. Here’s more info on how this works: https://t.co/x3N7d5IYy2. If you meant something else, let us know!
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) February 28, 2020
Our views slowed down from 10M per hour to ~1.5M per hour from one second to another. Stop lying and give us our views back.
— Nat⁷𖧵 (@eternallykook) February 28, 2020
Therefore, some ARMYs are apprehensive to believe that Susan is actually a fan of BTS, reminding others of the past controversies involving YouTube’s view verification process.
Susan our relationship isn’t the best, but okay
— carxlina⁷ PTD 🤠 (@twftbiebs) July 19, 2021
oh Susan you made the cb days hell for us
— za ༄ PERMISSION 2 DANCE ⁷ (@zazanamjoon) July 19, 2021
On the other hand, quite a few ARMYs are hopeful that Susan has potentially joined the fandom herself, crossing their fingers that there won’t be any tension between BTS fans and YouTube in the future!
Hi Susan. Let’s be a good good friends in the next comeback okay? okay? okay? Yes! Yes! Thank you! Thank you!
— Feli⁷💜 (@aeyaminmin) July 19, 2021
Hi Susan, continue to be nice to us it looks good on you
— leona⁷ ☂️ STREAM PTD (@leovlee7) July 19, 2021
And hilariously enough, there are a handful of ARMYs who thought that Susan was a made-up name for fans to use when referring to YouTube, totally unaware she was a real person until now!
all this time i thought the nickname for yt was susan was just made up….now i know that susan is actually a real person😭
— STREAM PTD & BUTTER⁷ (@riseoftannies) July 19, 2021
Wait youtube ceo name is susan that’s why we call it susan and all the way along i thought it’s a name that people give to youtube my whole life is a lie now🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/rf2yluKIbq
— Nan⁷🦋ᴾᵀᴰ📚 (@taekkmyhand) July 19, 2021
What do you think about the whole situation?