BTS beloved eldest hyung, Kim Seokjin (Jin) had successfully enrolled for his mandatory military service enlistment. But did you know that after BTS Jin military enlistment date, mixed reactions began to emerge towards BTS fans and soulmates, ARMY? So, what really happened? Check out the following reports for the complete details.
Did You Know? BTS Jin Military Service Enlistment Caused Mixed Reactions Towards ARMY
The enrollment of BTS first member and eldest hyung, Jin, had been the talk of the international community for a while. That was especially how Jin delivered a personal request for BTS fans and soulmates, ARMY, topped with the touching send-off by BTS remaining members and dongsaengs.
However, did you know that following BTS Jin military enlistment date, the public raised mixed reactions towards BTS fans and soulmates, ARMY?
Apparently, behind the process of BTS Jin enlisting for his mandatory military service, various things happened that were truly unexpected. And some of them may seem to be a simple misunderstanding, but it cannot escape the public’s eyes.
BTS Jin Successfully Enrolled for Mandatory Military Service – ARMY Gains Well-Deserved Praises
While the news of BTS Jin military service was public knowledge, you may not realize the unexpected surprise on his enlistment date.
December 13 was the date of BTS Jin enlistment to his mandatory military service. The BTS eldest hyun enrolled at the boot camp in Yeocheon, located near the border between North and South Korea.
As BIGHIT MUSIC previously stated, there was no special send-off celebration or fan event for BTS Jin. It was just the reporters and journalists who broke BIGHIT’s requests with their desperate attempts to get their exclusive scopes.
However, an unexpected turnout happened during BTS Jin military service enlistment date. Aside from the reporters, no ARMY fans appeared to send BTS Jin off at the military training base.
And this brings tremendous admiration towards the community, especially following the personal request from BTS Jin himself.
When the news of his military enlistment date broke, BTS Jin rushed to Weverse and requested ARMY not to come to the training camp. He put this request knowing how much power the ARMY holds, so he didn’t want to get them into danger due to the possible chaos.
And ARMY honorably granted his wish.
Against all the negative speculations, nobody showed up at the training camp. Instead, ARMY bid their temporary goodbyes to BTS Jin via the internet and social media.
입소 실시간뉴스 틀어놨는데..— 보라보라뷔보라 (@MyAnpanman_V) December 13, 2022
기자들 대화 내용 뿌듯😁
간 사람 몇몇 보이지만 잘 하고 있어요 !!
🙍♀️근데 팬들이 진짜 안올건가?
🙎♂️오지 말라고 했으니까.
🙎♀️말을 그렇게 잘 들어?
🙎생각보다 BTS팬들이 질서를 잘 지켜요..공항에서도 그렇고~
🙎♀️아~가수따라 가나보다 가수애들이 착하니까… pic.twitter.com/XCS0qbygEO
This admirable action from BTS soulmates, ARMY, gains public praise. It shows how ARMY proved to be the most powerful fandom with the most mature and honorable fan culture.
Criticisms Started Due to Flooding Messages in Military Online Community – What Happened?
Since ARMY fans couldn’t show up physically at the training camp where BTS Jin enlisted, all they could do was sending their beloved idol off virtually via SNS and the online community.
However, it turns out that criticisms began directed at the fans due to the flooding messages they sent in the online military community.
Following BTS Jin military service enlistment, fans expressed their concerns and worries regarding Jin’s safety on the training camp. They sent multiple messages on various online military communities dedicated for families of the military trainees. And this has angered members of other trainees’ families.
There were many posts from fans worried about Jin’s well-being in a military community called THE CAMP. It is an app that provides various services to soldiers, their families, and acquaintances regarding pre-enlistment, while serving, and after discharge. After BTS Jin’s enlisting, fans flooded this app with messages, asking how the BTS member was doing.
In fact, the open bulletin board of THE CAMP’s ‘5th division key unit family love room’ was full of questions asking whether Jin was eating the right food considering his allergy. The moderator decided to address the questions stating that the military is not kindergarten.
These questions triggered anger from other families of the soldiers. That is because the flooding messages had become spam, and they could no longer pay attention to important information.
“Too many posts about Jin. We cannot see important notices!”
“Who is this Kim Seokjin that’s filling the community?”
“Jin is not the only person who enlisted in the military.”
“This is not a fan cafe!”
“It’s so hard to find information and ask about my son.”
BTS Jin Gets Personal Mailbox During Military Service Enlistment
Due to the flooding messages and heavy criticism, THE CAMP finally assigned a personal mailbox for BTS Jin during his military service enlistment. The personal mailbox named ‘BTS’s Jin A.R.M.Y.’ appeared as a sub-division in THE CAMP 5th division community.
THE CAMP posted the notice several days ago, asking fans to refrain from sending too many messages to Jin. This request came from THE CAMP moderator with good intentions so the app’s server would remain stable.
The official statement from THE CAMP moderator is as follows:
“As a pilot program, trainees in 5th division unit are allowed to use mobile phones for 30 minutes a day. They will be checking the online letters individually using their mobile phones.
However, since they all use the same server for the Internet, the server will become very unstable if too many messages arrive, making it impossible for other trainees to check their letters.
THE CAMP’s 5th division community is where active soldiers’ parents, friends, and colleagues show their support and encourage each other. In fact, there is no direct connection between THE CAMP and the official 5th division of the military unit.
Please understand that THE CAMP 5th division community is a place for supporters, and refrain from sending too many messages to maintain the server.
Also, please do not send handwritten letters or gifts. The on-duty soldiers have original tasks they need to take care. Excessive mailings will only cause a problem in the training.
Please use the fan community, Weverse, instead.
This message does not come from the 5th division but from me as the community moderator. I am personally asking the fans to consider the heart of other trainees’ parents who are also worried about their children.”
Finally, what do you think about the mixed reactions towards ARMY following BTS Jin military service enlistment?
It is perfectly understandable that fans worry so much about Jin, knowing that most ARMY grew up together with the BTS members throughout their careers. However, online military community is dedicated for other soldiers’ families as well. It would be very unfortunate if these other families had to miss important notice or information to the overcrowded servers.
All in all, we all wish BTS Jin a safe and healthy military enlistment and BTS soulmates, ARMY, to stay strong during the brief separation period. After all, BTS Jin will return to his fans’ embrace on June 12, 2024. It would be just right in time for BTS anniversary.
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