BTS Jungkook is such a hot topic as he appears everywhere in America, from talk shows to dramas, animations, documentaries, and political cartoons.
On May 30th, the U.S. HBO talk show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” caught the attention of fans as Jungkook was mentioned along with a photo of a bus wrapped with Jungkook‘s photo. Speaking on the talk show, host John Oliver said: “You can put whatever you want on the bus, like Jungkook of BTS,” he said, introducing a photo of an advertising bus wrapped with Jungkook’s face.
Jungkook was also naturally mentioned as an individual in the lines of several American dramas, drawing surprising responses. In the popular drama “How I Met Your Father” aired on Hulu in the U.S., a character appeared and said, “Did Jungkook leave BTS and go solo?” and “Mm, we all saw it coming!” becoming a hot topic. In CBS Studios’ popular drama “Nancy Drew,” the main characters talked about Jungkook’s latest hair color, and the character “Nick” appeared as a fan of Jungkook. In a Netflix children’s sitcom, there was a line saying “I’ll legit die if I meet Jungkook.”
There is no exception in animation series as well. Following the line “Jungkook, he’s too pretty” in the famous sitcom “The Simpsons,” Jungkook appeared as a special character in the Peabody-winning Disney animation “The Owl House.”
In a Netflix documentary about Bob Ross, a famous painter known as Uncle Bob in Korea, Jungkook’s autograph appeared, and in the review of The Record, a New Jersey newspaper in the U.S., there was a line saying, “All the girls would have gone home to watch Jungkook’s video…” Among the English-speaking news magazines, the oldest magazine in Britain, “The Spectator” political articles, likened the political fight of the time to the school girls fighting to marry Jungkook.
Jungkook was mentioned as a celebrity whom people wanted to be with on Thanksgiving and Independence Day, the biggest holidays in the U.S., and was the only Korean to appear as a candidate with other top stars of the time, including Olivia Rodrigo and Harry Styles. The U.S. burger store “Tonyburgers” has a list of celebrities who can eat their burger for free for life every year, and it was surprising that Jungkook’s name was listed alongside Jimmy Fallon, The Weeknd and Matt Damon.
ARMY responded, “Whenever you turn on American TV, it’s like Jungkook is everywhere,” “I think he’s an icon of the generation,” “It’s amazing that Jungkook is mentioned only as Jungkook without his group name, not Jungkook of BTS,” “It’s amazing because Jungkook is hard to pronounce for Americans,” and “He seems to be mentioned as much as a local singer in the U.S.”