V (BTS) accidentally followed Jennie (BLACKPINK), causing both idols to be attacked by “crazy” fans.
On December 6, all 7 members of BTS set up their personal Instagram accounts. Immediately, all activities of the 7 boys on this platform attracted great attention from netizens. However, an unfortunate “accident” happened to V, leading to a serious controversy on social networks.
Specifically, on the morning of December 7, netizens suddenly discovered that V was following Jennie (BLACKPINK). Right after that, he unfollowed the BLACKPINK member. While many fans thought that he just accidentally pressed the follow button, many others believed that V has a secret relationship with Jennie.
On the other hand, BLINK and ARMY are also not in a good relationship so some extreme fans took advantage of this opportunity to create a fanwar between the two fandoms.
Jennie’s Instagram account soon began to be flooded with malicious comments from anonymous Instagram users. A series of comments were left on her Instagram such as: ‘Are you dating V?’, ‘What does Jennie Kim think when she gets V’s attention?’, ‘Free Tae!’, etc
It is worth noting here that Jennie is not the only one who has been attacked. After the incident, V immediately posted on Weverse: “Instagram recommendation, is there a way to get rid of this? Such a scary app”. Although he did not directly mention that he accidentally followed Jennie to avoid causing unnecessary trouble, V‘s post cleverly explained why this incident happened.
However, this post of V as well as the fact that he followed Jennie also caused the male idol to receive a lot of hate. Notably, because all BTS members locked Instagram comments from outsiders, many antifans couldn’t comment under V’s account like they did with Jennie. That’s why, they took to Twitter and also continued to criticize V as ‘an attention-grabber’, ‘creepy stalker’. Someone even quoted V‘s explanation and disrespectfully mentioned his late grandmother.
This chaotic situation was reported by many Korean media and made Knetizens feel extremely confused, even angry. They said this was just a storm in a teacup and that fans did not need to make such a fuss. Others expressed pity for both Jennie and V as just because of a small incident that both of them were attacked in such an unreasonable way.
Some comments from Korean netizens:
- This is not even a big deal, but both of them have received thousands of hate comments. I hope Jennie and V can get through this.
- Well… it’s only been a day since his account was created and there’s been this much chaos. It’s tough to be an idol.
- Find strength Jennie and V..
- Jennie didn’t do anything wrong so why was she dragged into this?!!
- God… let them live and breathe in peace! Leave them alone!
- Wow, this was blown way out of proportion!!!
- I-roaches are doing it again
- Jennie didn’t do anything wrong, it was V who mistakenly followed her but she is the one getting hate?
- Fans of male idols are always ignorant
- Whenever V and Jungkook do something, articles keep coming out as if they broke the law.
- V already explained but his post was used to fuel more hate?!
- There are many articles reporting that Jennie was attacked by V’s fans and made the whole thing look more serious than what actually happened. Meanwhile, V was also attacked because he turned off Instagram comments. On Twitter, there are people who even dragged his family into this?? All these I-roaches are crazy!!
- Those who are commenting here should go to Jennie’s Instagram. Negative comments are just a part of it and it’s hard to see them right now. There are many fans who are helping clear the malicious comments targeting Jennie, including BTS fans.
- But it seems that many people are only taking screenshots of bad comments, no? I went to Jennie’s Instagram and saw a lot of positive comments with many likes tho?
It is not difficult to notice that aside from a handful of ignorant and immature fans, many of the Instagram and Twitter accounts that lash out at V and Jennie are ‘bots’, accounts without many posts or profile pictures, or using profile pictures of BLACKPINK or BTS to pretend to be fans. The purpose of these accounts is to ignite fanwar and draw attention. This is very common on Twitter and Instagram and has happened to many idols, not only V or Jennie. Perhaps if fans of both groups stayed calm and looked at the situation more thoroughly, things would have not gone this far.