world : BTS' Jin to hug 1,000 fans as he returns from army

world : BTS' Jin to hug 1,000 fans as he returns from army
world : BTS' Jin to hug 1,000 fans as he returns from army

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:51 PM

Nafeza 2 world - But this caused an uproar and HYBE was accused of using the event to sell unsold albums. The agency eventually apologised and loosened the criteria to allow anyone who had ever purchased certain BTS albums.

Jin addressed the controversy in his livestream on Wednesday: "This is something that the company and I prepared in good intention, so please understand."

To fans, Jin's return is also the beginning of BTS' return from a forced hiatus. But the question industry insiders are asking is whether the world's most famous boy band can be as successful after a pause?

"BTS will be perceived as older," says music critic Lim Hee-yun. But he doesn't think that will necessarily hurt the band's image.

"BTS has been active for more than a decade. They will not attract new, young fans who will find them fresh, but their existing fan base will go with them. They are growing old with the band."

Fans seem to agree. "I think that shouldn't be a problem between ARMYs and BTS," says 20-year-old Samantha, who did not win the chance to hug Jin but will attend the second part of Thursday's event.

She has been following the band since she was 10 and doesn't see that changing anytime soon: "I like their music, not their popularity."

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