BTS put on the performance of a lifetime in Los Angeles, but did J-Hope get enough time to shine?
According to some fans, the answer is no. Following BTS’s PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA shows, this fan-collected data began to circulate, prompting a heated debate. These stats indicate that J-Hope sang and danced (solo) for “a grand total of…5 minutes.”
The image is credited to Twitter user @BTSdailyinfo, who was not involved in the data collection. They claim the stats were added to their fan-made setlist without permission.
This is the ORIGINAL graphic for the setlist. The edited version going around IS NOT mine.
I don’t know who edited it but I didn’t allow it and please don’t edit over other people’s work. https://t.co/uwXF03vddg
— BTS UPDATES⁷ | @BTSdailyinfo (@BTSdailyinfo) November 29, 2021
In response to the image, fans began tweeting the hashtag #JhopeDeservesBetter to call attention to the alleged issue.
— 𝐆𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 ᴴᵂ | ام داروين (@ilovesoekie) November 28, 2021
j-hope only had 5 mins of 3 hour concert today and it’s unacceptable! His verses were cut too. We armys want to hear him as much as the others. Please stop wasting his talents #JhopeDeservesBetter #GiveJhopeLines pic.twitter.com/ArW07giLBn
— j-hope trends (@jhope_trends) November 28, 2021
This is really frustrating.. it's the first concert after 2 years and this is who they treat the most interactive member of the group?? Not to mention that it's quite ridiculous that his verses were cut in more than one song..#jhopedeservesbetter pic.twitter.com/TjwYgjFPQr
— hishope¹¹⁸💕 (@KBlovesHobi) November 28, 2021
Not all ARMYs, however, are on board with #JhopeDeservesBetter. Some have pointed out how much fun J-Hope had during the shows. After nearly two years of online concerts, he was thrilled to perform in person again.
Opening Twitter to see “J-HOPE DESERVES BETTER” and being absolutely confused as to why?!!? I was at the concert last night, and he way jumping out of his skin with JOY! Where were all of you????? #Confused #JhopeDeservesBetter #ARMY pic.twitter.com/YxuwusuiKT
— Annie Driscoll⁷ (@AnnieDHarpie) November 28, 2021
MAN WAS LIVIN' THE BEST MOMENTS OF HIS LIFE AND WAS LEGIT SO HAPPY WHY Y'ALL GOTTA OVERANALYZE THINGS.
LIKE LEGIT HIS DANCE K!LLED EVERYONE AND DO YOU THINK JHOPE ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT HIS LINES!?!? MAN WANTED TO PERFORM AND HE FREAKIN LOVED WHATEVER HE DID.#JhopeDeservesBetter pic.twitter.com/VwpzUZ6h97
— soulleftmybody (@skyeee_2130) November 28, 2021
Moreover, some fans feel that trending the hashtag will hurt rather than help BTS, who worked hard to plan and prepare for the concert.
because they are 7 not 1. BTS is 7 without jhope their is no BTS. Remember what Yoon-gi said in concert today. Watch this so you will understand why BTS is 7 💜 and please stop this #JhopeDeservesBetter . You making the situation worse. pic.twitter.com/dJ7sox2Jau
— JAM.Jimin (@JamYOONGI03) November 29, 2021
Big Hit Music has not responded to the situation.