Fans are expressing their disappointment at how J-Hope was treated unfairly during BTS’s concert in the U.S.
BTS successfully completed the first offline performance in the series of “Permission To Dance On Stage” concerts at SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, the U.S, after 2 years of not being able to perform in front of fans due to the pandemic spread. As usual, V and Jungkook continued to steal the spotlight and shine the most on stage. However, the fact that J-Hope didn’t have many lines and screen time compared to his members has made fans angry.
In particular, J-Hope’s lines only accounted for 4 minutes and 44 seconds of the whole concert that lasted for 3 hours with 24 songs in total. Moreover, they also reduced his screen time in several performances.
J-Hope only appeared for 10 seconds during the “Blood Sweat and Tears” stage. “Airplane pt.2” was inspired by J-Hope’s solo song “Airplane” but his screen time in this performance was cut a lot. In addition, the chorus and freestyle part of J-Hope in “Baepsae” was also canceled, resulting in him singing only 10 seconds.
In BTS’s songs, J-Hope is originally not given many lines because he takes on the role of main dancer. But in the latest concert, the severe lack of J-Hope’s screen time and singing/rapping verses has caused the fans to be unhappy. BTS’s main rapper could have had more opportunities to shine, instead of having his spotlight taken away.
After the concert, the hashtags #JhopeDeservesBetter and #GiveJhopeLines started trending on Twitter. J-Hope‘s fans all spoke up to reclaim justice for the male idol. J-Hope’s stage name, real name and nickname all entered Twitter’s worldwide trending in light of fans’ dissatisfaction with the way he is treated.