BTS‘s RM went on an online broadcast entitled “It’s been forever” last December 15. Besides revealing his “everyday voice” to ARMYs, he also read their comments aloud and shared anecdotes about his life.
One of the stand-out stories of the broadcast was when RM revealed just how many Apple AirPods he has misplaced so far.
A fan commented on the broadcast, “I lost my AirPods” to which RM immediately started clapping and explaining why they can be friends: “I am not alone.”
As AirPods have no string attachment, it easily falls off the user’s ears, something RM explained is not new to him.
Ahh, AirPods. Since this is my 34th pair, I guess I bought them 33 times?
– BTS’ RM
NAMJOON REALLY CLAPPED WHEN ARMY SAID THEY LOST THEIR AIRPODS, AND THEN HE SAID HE LOST 33 PAIRS AND IS ON HIS 34TH..!!!
— BTS_UPDATES (@btsarmy_74) December 14, 2019
The staggering number of AirPods that he has lost surprised ARMYs all over the world.
Me when I find out RM lost 34 AirPods….. pic.twitter.com/3uf56JH63P
— I want to hug mila (@YADIRAC08201513) December 14, 2019
RM LOST 33 PAIRS OF AIRPODS ????? 33 ??? THIRTYTHREE ????
— 🪐 (@tatangels) December 14, 2019
Fans calculated that RM must have spent a minimum of $5000 USD and a maximum of almost $7000 USD as each AirPod retails for at least $159 USD.
ARMYs were shocked, to say the least. It was a clear visual of just how much money the BTS member has on hand.
Someone shared they lost their airpods, and RM clapped, saying there's someone he can become good friends with. He thinks he's on his THIRTY FOURTH (!!!) PAIR OF AIRPODS NOW I FEEL SO POOR ASFGJKL pic.twitter.com/RNH7nsxAtN
— •chesca🍑 (@bngtn_dna) December 14, 2019
rm has lost over 30 pairs of airpods while i can’t even buy one… OVER 30 PAIRS ARE YOU SERIOUS I CANT EVEN BUY NORMAL EARPHONES WITHOUT BEING POOR, HE RICH JSJSJS
— 𝒓 𝒐 𝒔 𝒚 ♥ (@ETHEREAL00NA) December 15, 2019
They began to comically suggest ways he can stop misplacing his things.
If only someone invented airpods with a string so they could stay attached to the phone and RM wouldn't lose them!
Oh, wait…. pic.twitter.com/a2FM84vFoS
— Natasha🌿 (@helloiamnash) December 14, 2019
RM did not seem to mind, finding the whole situation amusing as he burst out laughing while telling his story.