Harry Styles had a concert on November 20, and it was noted that a number of celebrities were in attendance, including Jimin, V, Jungkook, and j-hope from BTS. During this concert, the interaction between the BTS members and Lizzo gained a lot of attention, especially since Lizzo has previously stated that she is a fan of Jimin and he is her bias. Lizzo also stated that she likes his friendship with V.
]@lizzo spoke about #BTS being her fav group & sis being an Army!
She said "Jimin is my fav. Jimin is my bias? That’s wht u say? I love Jimin I like V too! Their relationship.. Whenever they perform, they be next to eo… They’re like BFFs"
— ⟭⟬♡ (@BTSupdate_7) August 19, 2021
The news of BTS’ attending the concert and how they enjoyed themselves had spread everywhere with photos and videos posted on social media by fans who saw them, and Lizzo was right by their side equally having a good time. In particular, Jimin’s interaction with Lizzo went viral on various online platforms, including Twitter, TikTok, and theqoo, as fans and ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾an netizens swooned over how sweet their meeting was. Jimin politely bowed to Lizzo, and she bowed back. He remained socially responsible all through the concert, so much so that even representatives from the World Health Organization acknowledged and praised him for this. ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾an media even reported on how this interaction was more mentioned on SNS than Harry was.
Consequently, when BTS attended the AMAs on November 22, where they had a clean sweep for all of their nominated categories, including the Artist of the year Award, Access Hollywood asked about this meeting with Lizzo during Harry’s concert, while they were on the red carpet.
Jimin only had nice words to say about Lizzo, and further added that she is attractive/charming, as translated by RM.
: talk to me a little bit about your bestie lizzo : she was really attractive/charming : and actually we heard (who was she a fan of?) : jiminie and taehyungie : we heard that lizzo is a fan of especially these two guys : she told these guys like you guys are sexy pic.twitter.com/R1BPgkyGVQ
(slow) (@vmination) November 22, 2021
This particular statement immediately gained traction and became a hot topic online, as fans praised Jimin and found comfort and validation from such words. Mainly, Lizzo has previously spoken of the struggles she faces because of her body size, and it is relatable to many people who consider their bo∂ιєs to be plus-size. She said, “I know i am beautiful, I just don’t feel it.”
Such negative feelings and thoughts come from what society defines to be beautiful, and not fitting into that criteria can make anyone feel not beautiful, which can be detrimental both emotionally and mentally. Therefore, the fact that Jimin, a global superstar and one of the most attractive men to ever exist, referred to her as charming/attractive was refreshing to many fans, especially those who consider themselves as plus size. It was even more meaningful because South ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾a is one of the countries with stringent beauty standards, and yet Jimin did not abide by those standards.
Kind of breaks my heart to hear lizzo say this. The way y’all troll women actually affect their MH pic.twitter.com/PS54hqC3Wd
— ring the alarm stan (@queenoferi) December 12, 2020
Fans on Twitter praised Jimin for his statement, saying they felt better about themselves after hearing him call a lady of their size as attractive/charming. Some specifically say that even though they try to maintain a healthy lifestyle as opposed to trying to cut down weight, it is still a struggle for them due to popular opinion and the media that dictates what the perfect body size is or should be. Here are some of their comments.
jimin finding lizzo attractive means a lot to me as someone who is also plus size 🙁 pic.twitter.com/dEYYSr6dS5
— dani⁷ ◡̈ (@kthspout) November 22, 2021
This may sound weird, but Jimin saying Lizzo is attractive, instead of sweet,nice, funny & a lot of other ways to describe her,made my heart warm as a plus size woman. Lizzo is so beautiful to me, I love how confident she is. JIMIN that man stole my heart #BTS #BTSxAMAs #JIMIN
︎ᑮ𝚎ᥲ𐒨ђỵᏏᥲ∩ց߲𝔱ᥲ∩ ︎ (@bang_tanspeach) November 23, 2021
you've no idea how happy and valid i feel being a plus size woc seeing jimin complimenting lizzo as “attractive” and not just casually sweet/nice, plus that lil nod when asked about their love connection pls tears in my eyes, i love them so fkn much. pic.twitter.com/sUNAY3Cpu3
— april (@taescurlss) November 22, 2021
jimin said lizzo is attractive… it’s a good day for me pic.twitter.com/UmCSayXh0A
— ً sope gf (@gotbangtanwhore) November 22, 2021
Well if Jimin says a beautiful plus sized woman like Lizzo is attractive then well I'm attractive too I guess? Love you BTS huhu I stan the right men pic.twitter.com/BAz8UJtBzq
cake noona is busy as (@gin_mochii) November 23, 2021
There were thousands of such comments, and some media outlets even picked it up and acknowledged the praises flowing in for Jimin.
Jimin is a true source of comfort for everyone experiencing different issues in life, be it regarding physical appearance or mental and emotional struggles. His words and actions always heal and bring confidence to everyone. It is an absolute blessing to know Jimin.