#ARMY_apologize hashtag has been trending worldwide on social media on Tuesday, and it not what you think.
Many after looking at the trend were left perplexed specially in Pakistan, but it has nothing to do with Pakistan Army!
Basically ARMY or A.R.M.Y (아미) is K-pop group BTS’s official fandom name. It was officially established on July 9, 2013, after the first recruitment closed.
And this time BTS ARMY is back in the news as they once flooded Twitter with hate-filled tweets.
As being reported, the hashtag allegedly originated from several ARMY members sending a death threat to fans of fellow K-pop group Astro.
However, many ARMYs sincerely apologized for this inappropriate behavior, as for many of them it poorly reflects on the majority of BTS fans and, by association, BTS.
If yall think death threats is okay, then you're seriously messed up. like very seriously messed up. if you think telling those boys to disband and insulting them is okay, YOU ARE HORRIBLE. Yall got the dumbest excuses for everything. #ARMY_apologize— ~ 𝓒𝓸𝓻𝓲 ⁷ ᶠᵒʳ ⁷ 𓅫¹²⁷~ (@FanGirlBibleG7) August 4, 2020
#ARMY_apologize— ⚫️𝔸𝕣𝕚𝕤⁷⚪️ (@SOPE__SOULMATES) August 4, 2020
This is getting really annoying so I’ll say this, then go back 2 sleep. I don’t care what happened. I seriously don’t. If you want ppl to apologize, then collectively as the Kpop community we need to apologize to each other 💯. Death threats are never okay, &+
only 1% of the fandom sent death threats to your idols or attacked your fandoms why are u calling all of us out 😭 i didn't even know what happened damn i hate it here #ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/DEVmnnkHnT— rory⁷ (@kookyblooms) August 4, 2020
And soon the hashtag ARMY_apologize was trending on top Twitter but its purpose turned out to be something that was not anyone would have expected.
The BTS Army is calling out fellow fandoms, particularly Astro’s Arohas, for attempting to sabotage BTS’s chances of winning the Global Artist Award via the Starplay app.
The thousands of BTS fans started chain posts to counter strike the actual issue and covered it up with fan-based messages. Several comments include a list of details of why BTS is the most deserving music group, including apologies.
Sorry for all those haters out there for being the greatest fandom of all time. Dont worry loves, yall can stay at your app and we can also stay at the charts. 🥴🤪 #ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/JhrqA3uht2— 𝒶⁷| billboard hot100 no.1 singer ❣ (@bngtnwrldluvs) August 4, 2020
Been doing a lot of reflecting and I sure realized that we, ARMYs do owe an apology. A sincere apology for being so ignorant and toxic. I sure am ashamed. Please do accept this apology. #ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/pDTLxJ6WKC— night apple is poison apple, you know?⁷ (@kajjafeeluvluv) August 4, 2020
I speak for all the ARMYs when I say we solemnly apologize.— Ms. Tea (@KPopxBL) August 4, 2020
We saw BTS donated $1M towards the BLM movement and we matched the donation to raise over $2M together.
Sorry that we did what other kpop groups couldn’t assemble together to do.#ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/rU030HMugb
As an ARMY, I would like to apologize for BTS.— Ms. Tea (@KPopxBL) August 4, 2020
I am very sorry that Kim Seokjin had the audacity to call out those who use Sajaegi to manipulate the charts in a selfish attempt to elevate their status. Like how dare he talk like that!#ARMY_apologize pic.twitter.com/dEYMyBixke
in behalf of Kim Taehyung, i would like to apologize for him being the first and only artist in history to achieve #1 on itunes in 115 countries with his song Sweet Night. HE PAVED HIS WAY #ARMY_apologize @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/GLwGdnjAIX— hey jimin you nice keep going (@lachimoooch) August 4, 2020
But still many could not relate to what was actually going on:
Why is #ARMY_apologize trending? I don’t understand— ♯ Kanija𖧵⁷ ! ☽ ❂ hates v live and weverse stans (@felixoligi) August 4, 2020