It seems BTS’ V has got fans deep in their feelings after a selection of shots from the group’s recent Variety cover shoot were shared online. In the latest issue the superstar band – made up of V, RM, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope and Jin – graced the cover and chatted about a range of topics, including their stance on being political figures, their massively loyal fandom, Army, as well as their recent $1million (£779,000) donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. While we’re not short of a glorious shot of the band on any given day, it was the sharing of certain suave images of Kim Taehyung – otherwise known as V – that has everyone in a twist, as he showed off one of the chicest looks, like, ever. In shots shared by BTS’s official Twitter account overnight, the 24-year-old rocked two different designer suits – one being by Kim Seo Ryong, the other Tom Ford – with a mullet that was definitely working for him. The series of shots had him posing on a plain background, with one photo making the VCut seeing him having a cheeky yawn – perhaps not knowing he’s still got the camera on him. Honestly, it may be the most adorable thing to happen all week as people were loving the look – and Kim Taehyung began trending on Twitter.
You could say, the images essentially broke Twitter. One fan, who was feeling a little taken aback by the shoot, wrote on social media: ‘Who will tell Kim Taehyung that it’s not ” vcut ” it’s called cutting my lifespan SHORT..!!!!!’ Another dramatic (warranted) fan mused: ‘WHY WE JUST HAVE ONE KIM TAEHYUNG IN THIS WORLD??!!!!’ We know, it’s criminal. And one frankly summed up the entire mood, as they added: ‘kim taehyung ended all the models career with just yawning.’
V’s stylish turn followed his breathtaking look in the Dynamite clip, released earlier this year, that saw the singer similarly slick back his hair. We were all sorts of moved, as he mused some John Travolta Saturday Night Fever vibes with his green suit. Away from the glorious shoot, which saw each member score their own cover, the band spoke about some important issues. In the interview, BTS candidly shared they have been subjected to prejudice during their travels around the world – which is part of the reason they, along with their agency Big Hit, donated $1million (£770,000) to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement this year.
The donation was made as the band’s fans, called Army, rallied together in the wake of the death of unarmed black man George Floyd – which was the catalyst behind massive Black Lives Matter demonstrations around the globe. Speaking to the publication about the group’s donation, Jin explained: ‘When we’re abroad or in other situations, we’ve also been subjected to prejudice. We feel that prejudice should not be tolerated; it really has no place. ‘We started to discuss what we could do to help, whether it was a donation or something else. That’s where the conversation began — just trying to see what we could do to try to alleviate this prejudice.’ Group leader RM said they were well aware of the power of Army and the waves they had caused in raising awareness for the important movement. He said: ‘We were aware of the fans, the hashtags and their participation. It was a decision we thought about very carefully: what could we do, as part of our overall message of speaking out against prejudice and violence? ‘We discussed it very carefully with the company and that’s how this came about.’ However, even though they managed to contribute a massive amount to the cause (as well as donating the same figure to help with live entertainment personnel affected amid the pandemic), the band has denied they are explicitly ‘political figures’.
Suga said: ‘I don’t consider ourselves as political. We aren’t trying to send out some grandiose message. ‘We would see Army as a conduit for our voice or our opinion. Army speaks their own initiatives, and we always respect their opinions, as we respect any other person’s.’ That’s not to say the group is against becoming more political in the future, with RM adding ‘everything is political’. Even VCut?