A recent clip of BTS member Jungkook’s amusing interaction with ARMYs is going viral on social media.
Jungkook’s affectionate fondness for ARMYs is no news. He never misses a chance to show fans his appreciation and love, be it through virtual communication or face-to-face.
jungkook looking so fondly at armys heart hurts i love him so much pic.twitter.com/FpQhsGafGA
— ⁷ ᵇʸ ʲᵏ⋆ (@goldenkku) March 21, 2022
jungkook loves us so much omg he started crying after reading a letter he wrote to us & then again said “whatever happens, army must be happy” he’s the sweetest boy with the biggest and most loving heart i’m so fond of him i‘d do anything for him :((pic.twitter.com/lQ4zEQi7gs
— ameera⁷ (@jjkthelittleone) January 30, 2020
But recently, Jungkook saw a new side of his fans, which was visibly too much for him to handle for a few moments. The incident happened on November 15, during the pre-recording of his M Countdown performance.
Jungkook has arrived to Mnet for the MCountdown recording. pic.twitter.com/5UuT8HG6kg
— Golden JK Universe (@GoldenJKUnivers) June 13, 2022
Jungkook performed “Standing Next To You,” the title track of his recently-released album Golden, at the pre-recording in front of a live audience. Since these shoots only allow a limited number of fans to attend the recording, the atmosphere is often pretty cozy, allowing for a much closer interaction between fans and idols.
In between the takes, Jungkook shared some heartfelt moments with ARMYs in the audience, treating them with expensive gifts, receiving a surprise fan event, and even taking song requests for live renditions.
jungkook’s sweet reaction to his 7 trophies and hearing armys screaming “hey wassup bro! congrats on 7 trophies!!” pic.twitter.com/iq3FCFpU0w
— jungkook vids (slow) (@jjklve) November 17, 2023
army: thank you so much for the perfume!!
jungkook: there are gold flakes in it, right?
army: 24k gold! pic.twitter.com/Qcfg0pbt6v
— jungkook admirer₇ (@dreamjeons) November 17, 2023
Jungkook noticed the crowd was asking for HATE YOU and he started to sing pic.twitter.com/6ozZWI5dXX
— 나비.97 (FAN) (@maineventjeon) November 17, 2023
But one particular moment drew out the most iconic response from the BTS maknae, and it was when he took a sip from a water bottle while on stage. The simple action sent all the fans at the venue into a frenzy, resulting in loud cheers. But Jungkook couldn’t help his bewildered facial expressions.
jungkook: *drinks water*
jungkook: :] pic.twitter.com/SCt6q5Fjr4
— jungkook loops ⁷ (@jeonjkloops) November 17, 2023
Since the clip emerged online, ARMYs can’t handle the way Jungkook was taken off guard by the audience’s reaction, and many interpreted his hilarious expression as him urging them to “touch grass.”
his face really said ‘get some help’ i’m crying https://t.co/EpxbeSCVYD
— bts 🪁 SE(ꪜ)EN (@dilijeon) November 17, 2023
i’m crying he’s like “pls touch grass” https://t.co/EXO00NGSvl pic.twitter.com/msl9xyzYXd
— kaia⁷ (@jnggkuk) November 17, 2023
THE LOOK OF SLIGHT JUDGEMENT https://t.co/HOBkiKm55T
— Michelle⁷⟭⟬ (@rephangirl4ever) November 17, 2023
he said you btches are crazy https://t.co/N1k5r0UZIJ pic.twitter.com/ebVnzk3Iid
— ani (@Sugjinius) November 17, 2023
If “these bixhes need therapy” had a face: https://t.co/BRp6rycyM5
— jungkook’s attorney ⁷ (@0UTR0EG0) November 17, 2023
he was slightly concerned i’m crying https://t.co/VFwOt6NjrZ pic.twitter.com/vzC7o84Qq8
— 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐧ᵇʸʲᵏ (@for_bangtan7__) November 17, 2023
he bout to tell us to stand up omg https://t.co/Rj6tvmuR9M
— zoe amira⁷ (@zoeontheside) November 17, 2023
Well, you can’t blame ARMYs for being down bad when this is the material they are dealing with!