BTS feature among South Korea’s national icons at Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony.
Globally loved BTS feature at Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony on Friday among the three national icons of South Korea to represent the country at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. The other icons were 14th century built Namdaemun (South Korea’s first National Treasure) and 16th-century Korean admiral and military general Yi Sun-sin famed for his victories against foreign invasion.
However, after spotting BTS in the South Korean march past, ARMY members were left in complete awe. Several fans took to Twitter sharing the screengrab from the event and expressed happiness and excitement “Our boys @BTS_twt shown as the main representatives of South Korea even on the Olympic ceremony. It’s indeed the national pride to have them to represent South Korea”.
Our boys @BTS_twt shown as the main representative of South Korea even on the Olympic opening ceremony.— Jayelle_Kdiamond💎 (@JL_Kdiamond) July 23, 2021
It's indeed the national pride to have them to represent South Korea 💜 pic.twitter.com/nTmfDkoMwH
A third fan also shared a picture of the icons and tweeted, “It’s indeed the national pride. So, there were 3 images that are representing Korea in Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony. Namdaemun (The first Korean National Treasure, was made in 14C). Yi Sun Sin, admiral (military general famed for his victories against foreign invasion 16C). BTS (World domination 21C).
So there were 3 images that are representing Korea in Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony— Soo Choi 💜 (REST) (@choi_bts2) July 23, 2021
Namdaemun (The first Korea National Treasure, was made in 14C)
Yi Sun Sin, admiral (military general famed for his victories against foreign invasion 16C)
BTS (world domination 21C)@BTS_twt https://t.co/S96keKWWq6 pic.twitter.com/Bm9mM71Fpx
This comes a day after, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated BTS members for getting appointed as South Korea’s special presidential Envoy for Future generations and culture. The group comprises RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
On Twitter, he wrote, “Dear @BTS_twt Namjoon, Jin, Yoongi, Hobi, Jimin, Tae and Jungkook, congratulations on your appointment as #SouthKorea’s Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations & Culture! A well-deserved title for the group that uses music & lyrics to bring hope and healing to this world. “
Earlier Tedros had lauded K-pop bands. Recently after the release of their song Permission to Dance, he had tweeted, “Thank You, @BTS_twt, for including sign language in your #permission to the Dance music video. As 1.5 billion in the world are affected by hearing loss; sign language can help them to continue enjoying music which can bring joy to life”.
Permission to Dance is upbeat about spreading joy with the help of music and dance. It highlighted a Covid -19 free world in the near future which is all-inclusive. The song recently made it to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It replaced their earlier song Butter, which had retained the top spot on the International music chart for seven weeks.
On South Korea's team entry, they used BTS as one of those that best represents South Korea, alongside historical monuments, right on the Opening Ceremony of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. WHEN YOU SAY SOUTH KOREA'S PRIDE, SOUTH KOREA'S NATIONAL TREASURE— YES, IT'S BTS. pic.twitter.com/wyoUzwhu1m— shey⁷ (@diminiestata) July 23, 2021