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Rumors of Jimin being mistreated by HYBE fueled over a netizen’s post about riding in the same plane with BTS

What’s going on with BTS and Jimin?

On November 17, BTS appeared at ICN airport, heading to Los Angeles to prepare for their offline concert and promotions in the U.S. A lucky netizen was able to be on the same flight as the members. Shortly after, this person’s Instagram post sharing about their experience on the flight has caused BTS fans to get mad at HYBE, even fueled rumors that Jimin was mistreated and discriminated against. 

BTS members at ICN airport on November 17
BTS members at ICN airport on November 17
Jimin before the rumors broke out
Jimin before the rumors broke out

Specifically, the Instagram post is as follows:

“Although many of you might be jealous that I got to be on the same flight as BTS, they were so close that I could reach them if I fell… I’m regretting not buying first class tickets! If I had, I would have been able to see the members for the full eleven hour flight, but then I noticed that Jimin was sitting in business class so I purposely went to the bathroom a hundred times just to see him.

I even fantasized about running to first class to ask V to open the lid of my jam and the guards might just ignore me without pulling me away. My DM are going crazy right now (Please look at V’s hands in the fourth clip!)”

The controversial post of a netizen who was on the same flight with BTS
The controversial post of a netizen who was on the same flight with BTS

The post quickly caused a stir on social media, especially among BTS’s fans. Many speculations and hashtags were made to question why HYBE let Jimin sit in business class, while the other members received better treatment in first class.

Some fans even pointed out that not only the remaining 6 members but also the performance director Son Sung Deuk flewed first class, so why was Jimin the only one treated differently?

BTS's performance director - Son Sung Deuk received the same treatment as the members, except for Jimin? 
BTS’s performance director – Son Sung Deuk received the same treatment as the members, except for Jimin? 

However, the original post’s owner later apologized in another post:

“I’m very ashamed of my thoughts and actions. I sincerely apologize. I just felt so honored to meet BTS on the same flight and I just wanted to boast about it because I was so excited. Of course filming and taking pictures of them was really childish on my part. I also think when in my life I will be able to see V right in front of me like that again, so I took advantage before the bodyguards came. I realized the post was a mistake so I deleted it immediately.

And going to the bathroom a hundred times? I only did it once and happened to see Jimin. I didn’t want him to feel uncomfortable, so I walked over quickly, and I didn’t see anyone else beside him. I heard that there’s a lot of uproar because of what I posted. I did not sugar coat anything.  And I feel it’s best to give an explanation exactly like what I’ve seen and apologize.”

Although this netizen’s apology post is more detailed, the issue is still not cleared up 
Although this netizen’s apology post is more detailed, the issue is still not cleared up 

The information given in both posts seems vague. This netizen also just happened to see Jimin briefly in business class. There could be a problem with the bathroom in first class, so Jimin had to move to business class. 

Currently, HYBE has not issued any response to this rumor. Many fans believe that this is just false information. But aside from waiting for feedback from HYBE, fans can’t confirm anything at the moment. 

Rumors of Jimin being mistreated by HYBE fueled over a netizen’s post about riding in the same plane with BTS

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