BTS had a hard time when they debuted, because not many people gave them support. Besides, BTS is originally from a small billionaire and is exclusively trained by Big Hit, so they don’t have many friends in the idol world since the early days of their debut. However, from the beginning of their career to the present time, there have always been some celebrities willing to support the members of BTS. Here is a list of some of those celebrities:
Previously, in an interview, RM talked about how they didn’t have many K-Pop friends since their debut days. RM explained that because Big Hit only trains them and the members also spend more time together than in other relationships, it’s difficult to be friends with other celebrities.
Not only that, we also know that when BTS first debuted, they did not receive much support from the public but were even ridiculed and ridiculed along with malicious rumors about cheating and plagiarism. However, during the first difficult years of his career, there were many famous artists who gave their love and support to BTS. Here are some of the celebrities who have trusted BTS since the very first day of their debut:
1. The members of GOT7
Previously, CEO Bang Sihyuk was a producer of JYP and then he separated into his own activities and founded Big Hit. Therefore, ARMYs believe that there is a certain close relationship between JYP and Big Hit trainees. As for BTS, they have a warm friendship with the GOT7 members. Fans of both groups have felt happy many times when they see the happy interaction between the members of GOT7 and BTS as they stand on the same stage.
One of the famous friends between the two groups is two maknae Jungkook and Yugeom. They even have double tattoos and during the live broadcasts, Jungkook and Yugeom also mentioned each other as the best friends and always supported each other in their careers.
Another pair of close friends between the two groups is Jackson and RM. In a previous interview with Zach Sang Show, Jackson talked a bit about his friendship with RM. He shared that they were friends before they debuted: “Let me talk about RM. Him and I go all the way back, when we were trainees […] We met through a friend. And he’s the same year with me, year of the dog.”
Jackson also gave praise and pride when talking about BTS’s success and RM’s leadership: “They’re really hardworking, and RM is really, really hardworking. And he has a lot of pressure, ’cause he’s the leader of the group. Because of his personality, I feel like everything that he does, or they do, it just feels right. Yeah. I will say, they’re very talented and they think ahead, a step ahead. Very good strategy on everything.”
2. Eric Nam
Eric Nam is one of the celebrities who love and support BTS in both music and issues related to ŕäċïṩṃ and equality. He and BTS have known each other for many years and used to have fun interactions together. Eric Nam also very often shows support and praise for BTS’s successes: “I’ve seen them go through the entire thing. When they started, they were these underdogs in the industry and I know they were having a very difficult time because Korea, K-Pop, is so competitive. You have hundreds of groups debut every year. Maybe one percent is going to stay around for a few years.”
In particular, when Eric Nam watched the video-audio podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, he talked about BTS’ incredible journey to success. He also talked about how BTS was able to break through thanks to ARMYs and their incredible sk̾i̾l̾l ̾s: “I think what really took BTS was their fandom, ARMY though. They were really rooting for that underdog. They were that perfect underdog story. But it worked because they’re amazing performers.”
3. Jo Kwon
Ever since the members of BTS were trainees, Jo Kwon had put a lot of faith in the BTS members. Not only that, Jo Kwon was already an idol singer with many achievements back then so he also gave BTS the opportunity to appear a lot in his music videos like “Da One”, in which some members are backup dancers and others are actors.
I'm Da One by JoKwon – predebut V, Suga, j-hope, Jungkook and Jin all appear in the MV. even better is watch lives and seeing FOURTEEN yo JK and 18 yo j-hope as backup dancers. the song is also a bop. linking my fave live performance. https://t.co/4MoB3mOuJi
— NickyNumbers🔞 (@Nicky1388) February 24, 2021
Not only that, Jo Kwon also chose J-Hope to appear in the song “Animal” when J-Hope was just a trainee!
To this day, Jo Kwon and the BTS members still maintain a close relationship and support each other in their careers.
4. Seunghee (Oh My Girl)
Through a show, Seunghee revealed she’s been friends with V and Jimin since high school. Ever since BTS debuted, Seunghee has always supported his talented friends.
Seunghee sang a bit of BTS' Boy With Luv!
— sgt.ottersberg (@sgtottersberg) April 14, 2019
Later when BTS was successful and Seunghee was also released with Oh My Girl, they still supported each other.
aww look at the way jimin and taehyung cheered for their high school bestfriend seunghee from oh my girl no wonder she was laughing during her part 😂😂😂i live for their friendship! pic.twitter.com/0MeO3qoJJK
— ｡ (@jiminocturne) February 27, 2019
5. Bang Si Hyuk
This list wouldn’t be complete without the man who has been with BTS since they were trainees, as well as the man who created the group. Right from the first days when he discovered BTS members and at that time President Bang was still carrying a debt of hundreds of billions, he still believed that one day BTS would succeed.
Bang Sihyuk has been with BTS since the very first musical products, accompanying them to overcome the prejudices of the idol world and until later in important BTS events such as their first stage at Wembley, the last concert of the Worldtour in Seoul, when they received the Daesang,…CEO Bang Sihyuk has always supported and cheered for his boys.
When BTS won their first No.1 for the first time in their career, he wrote to the boys with the belief that they could achieve even more and he always supported them behind.