BTS recently announced that they plan to take a temporary hiatus as a group. This will allow the members to focus on solo activities, but they made sure to emphasize that this is by no means permanent. BTS will be back once the members each have the opportunity to explore their own colors!
ARMY has been praising them for the incredibly sincere way in which BTS delivered the news to fans. Not only did they do it in a very personal manner…
and I am so happy they told us firstly during their dinner and not through a press conference or whatever, its always been us and them and so it will be
— v (@gukkstat) June 14, 2022
also, please actually listen to what they have to say. they could’ve easily let the company handle the hiatus notice but we all know why they wanted to sit down and personally talk to us about their honest thoughts and feelings. they deserve this break more than anyone.
— 144p bangtan (@144pbangtan) June 14, 2022
…but they were incredibly honest about what they were feeling.
“We’ve lost our direction and I just want to take some time to think”. They sincerity you need to say something so raw and real.
— ᴍ (@meroutro) June 14, 2022
But their honesty revealed something that many ARMYs found heartbreaking. As members of one of, if not the, biggest group in history, the BTS members openly shared that they’ve been facing incredible amounts of pressure. But while this is to be expected, they also revealed that a significant part of that pressure is their fear of disappointing fans.
the fact was made clear how nothing scares bangtan but the thought of armys being disappointed on them.
— tonni⁷ • 22.06.10 • (@jtoni_n) June 14, 2022
ARMYs were utterly distressed to hear that the members had hesitated so much about sharing some things…
Jimin words really made me cry when he said : we're kind of unique, we grew up together with our fans.. but despite that we can't share everything with them. it's the saddest and hardest thing.
— 🐻🐥 Moni ⁷ (@hourlyvmining) June 14, 2022
…even when it is something as simple, yet important, as the fact that they need rest.
i don't think I'm crying because of the hiatus…. i think I'm crying out of sadness because these people, who have shown me so much love, who have provided me with a safe space to rest, are so afraid of disappointing us they shed tears just to announce that they needed rest too
— namjoon's dear⁷🌿 (slow) (@fated0613) June 14, 2022
when namjoon said “it felt so wrong to say we are exhausted” was the moment when i started to feel like my heart was getting heavier. i am not crying because of their need to take some time and restart, that’s only human, but because of what they had to go through.
— ًeffe (@tyuarte) June 14, 2022
Fans have been voicing their feelings about this, pointing out how incredibly sad it is that the members felt as if they needed permission from them.
jungkook asking for our blessing…
— .ᴖ◡ᴖ. (@kkukstudio) June 14, 2022
fuck this really shows that bts have been so burnt out and been so stressed with all the expectations and demand expected and wanted from them and it breaks my heart that they think they need permission and acceptance from us and strangers who might not be accepting of the change
— van⁷ i love you bts💜🏳️🌈 (@btseternaIs) June 14, 2022
Considering how much the members have achieved, it’s clear that they sacrificed a painful amount of themselves. It is for this reason that the group hiatus is necessary, as it’s important that each member take the time to recharge and reconnect with himself.
Given all the pressure the members felt to not disappoint fans, ARMY is emphasizing now more than ever that they will always be there for BTS with unconditional support.
it feels wrong to even try to write down thoughts/opinions about what bts just shared about being exhausted and taking a break. i’m just glad they are comfortable enough to be this honest with us, and i hope they know that taehyung is right; we support them no matter what.
— ⁷ (@raplineIover) June 14, 2022
It breaks my heart knowing that the pressure being the best and most popular act rn had taken a toll on them. You always make and will forever make us proud @BTS_twt . Do whatever makes you happy. You’ll always have our support.💜
— yraj💜 (@dainTaeBear) June 14, 2022
Hopefully, as the members take this time to reflect, they will see that ARMY has nothing but their well-being at heart! After all, no matter what they do, they are sure to do whatever is for the best, whether it’s in their music or their personal life.
bts taking a break to focus on themselves is something im never going to complain about.. it could be thousand years and I’ll still be waiting for them with open arms
— ْ (@pjmvelvets) June 14, 2022
i hope and want bts to know that whatever they do and whatever direction they want to go in we will always follow them and support their decision
— mon⁷ 6.13 (@knjgIoss) June 14, 2022
ARMY will always be there for BTS in all their endeavors!