BTS ARMY has a simple request for Western media members: Would it be possible to stop asking group leader RM how he learned English?
Considering he’s one of the star members of BTS — arguably the biggest group on the planet — you’ve probably heard the story. The factoid made headlines in 2017 when the hit-maker spilled the tea about his “English teacher” during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“My English teacher was the sitcom Friends“, he said at the time.
And it is quite possible that the information circulated – particularly in the Korean media – long before this date.
However, the question has been an integral part of English talks with BTS ever since. This includes a brief on-screen interaction with host Trevor Noah at the 2022 Grammys.
Noah broached the subject with RM during a segment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (April 3).
During the quick chat on Friends, RM hilariously referred to himself as Chandler (aka actor Matthew Perry’s character in the iconic 90s sitcom).
“When I see it, I feel so sad,” RM revealed. “I love it.”
Check out the fun soundbite below:
It was a nice back and forth. And it’s worth pointing out that this could have been a pre-approved question approved by BTS management. However, the ARMY would like the media to be able to ignore the issue.
“Icb Trevor Noah had a full minute to sit down with [BTS] during accommodation and wasted it asking namjoon, again, to learn english from Friends“, tweeted a frustrated fan.
“No because we need to ban questions asking bts who they want to collaborate with and Namjoon’s association with the show. friendssomeone else wrote. ” ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Others clearly agreed on banning lazy questions.
One member came up with a particularly enticing proposition: “When interviewers stop asking about her learning English through Friends the world will begin to heal.”
Sounds good to us!
Check out some of the other tweets (and some very clever memes) below:
Despite the Friends question, BTS seemed to have had a fantastic night at the Grammys.
They performed their hit “Butter” and were up for a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, where they fronted releases from Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco; Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; Cold play; and Doja Cat and SZA, who ultimately won the trophy.
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