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“ARMYs out there!”
On June 13, BTS celebrated its 8th Anniversary, and up next is ARMY DAY. BTS Army is all around the globe.
Every soul on this planet, by now, probably knows what BTS stands for, but have you ever wondered what their fandom name ARMY stands for?
Well, we’ve got the best answer possible, specially curated for you!
July 9, 2013, BTS officially named their fans A.R.M.Y, which stands for Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth. The word ARMY, we, as the citizens of this planet know, is originally associated with a powerful force that vows to protect its nation against all odds. And so is the case with BTS Army as well. If a Military’s task is to protect its nation, BTS Army’s task is to protect the band, be loyal to them, and love and support them, from the beginning till the end.
Cause, well, once you Jimin, it’s impossible to JimOUT!
ARMY stands for ARMOUR.
You heard it right. If BTS is Bulletproof Boy Scouts, their fans, ARMY, are like body armor. There’s no separating the two, and nobody can do any harm to BTS as well as ARMY, as long as they are together.
BTS won’t keep quiet if anyone offends BTS. Be it BTS’ agency, or some radio host, trying to act like some cool guy. ARMY will strike online whenever they feel that the group is under threat.
ARMYs started a hashtag called ‘Scammys’ after BTS lost out the Grammy award in the best pop duo/group category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
The fandom accused the Recording Academy of using BTS to harness viewership and engagement.
In 2020, ‘Savage Love remix’- featuring BTS, Jason Derulo, and New Zealand DJ Jawsh 685 topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Jason posted a video on TikTok where he was seen celebrating the success of Savage Love along with his friends. However, Jason received an immediate backlash, after ARMYs noticed that BTS and DJ Jawsh 685 were not given the proper credit for the Billboard chart-topper remix. BTS Army took to social media and started trending #JasonDeruloIsOverParty, accusing Jason of using BTS for clout.
Why is ARMY so Protective of BTS?
All those who know BTS and their fandom, must be surely wondering why ARMY is so protective of their band?
We have your question answered right here.
BTS fought, struggled, and had a ROUGH time becoming who they are now. They come from a company that had little to no financial support, and all seven members come from a background that will literally make you cry. And over the years, all the discrimination, prejudice, and injustice that BTS had to go through, made ARMY became more protective of them.
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ARMYs Stan, a group that stans them back.
Everyone knows that BTS means the world to any BTS Army, but do you know that the band loves their fans just as much?
One reason as to why ARMY is so protective of BTS is because the band is protective of ARMY. ARMY can’t stand injustice being done to BTS, and vice versa. BTS got to the point where they are with the help of ARMY. And BTS themselves, go out of their way to show just how much they love their precious ARMY. If Jungkook getting the word ‘ARMY permanently inked onto his skin, doesn’t prove it, I don’t know what else will.
Wanna be a part of this fandom too?
How does one become an ARMY?
To be an ARMY, you just have to love BTS and be dedicated to them. Simple as that. It’s all easy peasy lemon squeezy.
And there’s another way too. ARMY Membership.
What there’s something called ARMY membership as well?
Well, the answer to this is, YES
It was on December 9, 2013, when BTS introduced something called ARMY Membership. The perks of becoming an official member of the Fanclub are countless. This includes advanced reservations for the band’s concerts and receiving handwritten birthday wishes from none other than BTS. Spend $30, and you can have access to all the benefits and more. And no, it’s not compulsory to have an official membership. If you are broke like half the fandom, just follow BTS on Instagram, Twitter, and weverse, and that’s all you’ll ever need.
Here’s how one can buy a BTS ARMY Membership on Weverse.
Introduction to BTS.
Introduction to ARMY.
BTS help ARMY gets through the tough times in their life. So protecting BTS from all the not-so-good things, is a feeling that naturally bubbles up in ARMY. The world can throw all the hate and all the “stones’ ‘ at us, for as long as we are together, we aren’t afraid of anything.
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