In order to give birth and raise the 7 excellent BTS boys like today, ARMY has always been grateful to the families and especially the parents of BTS members for letting BTS pursue their dreams. The stories between BTS members and their families are always heartwarming stories that ARMYs want to hear. And today BTS LIVE will tell a story that Jimin’s father told about supporting his son in his pursuit of becoming an idol!
Referring to BTS, people immediately think of the most successful and popular boy group today. From 7 young men from a small entertainment company, BTS is now truly the pride of Kpop. Standing behind the success of the group, it is certainly impossible not to mention the large and large A.R.M.Y community. However, besides that, there are other very special people who are also wholeheartedly supporting and following in the footsteps of BTS. That is the family of 7 boys. Of course, to raise such excellent boys, their parents are also very special.
And one of them is Jimin’s family – who is fortunate to have his parents’ support to pursue art from an early age. ARMY recently re-shared an interview of Jimin’s father for Busan Art School magazine. In the interview, Jimin’s father told some interesting stories about Jimin as a child and his pa̾s̾sion for art. Besides, through the story, ARMYs also see how much love Jimin’s parents have for Jimin.
Specifically, Jimin’s father revealed that he and Jimin’s mother soon discovered Jimin’s dancing and artistic talents when he was young. Jimin excels in choreography, especially contemporary dance and that’s why his parents let him attend Busan School of the Arts. But it is also because Jimin is so talented with contemporary dance that his teacher opposes his dream of becoming an idol instead of a professional dancer.
This teacher was asked in the interview, “We heard that you are against Jimin’s dream of becoming an idol because you feel it’s a waste of talent. How talented is Jimin? in this time?”
Jimin’s teacher replied, “Yes, Jimin was very good at contemporary dance since his acceptance to the school. He also had the talent for all forms of dance as well. When he expressed wanting to go down a path of a public dancer rather than just pure dancing, it felt like I was losing a genius. I also couldn’t help but think about just how hard a dance singer’s path is and how success is not guaranteed in this type of work. That is why I was against his decision…
…I didn’t know he would succeed like he is now. Either way, Jimin is a type of student who puts his all in whatever he does. He is where he is now because of his continuous efforts as BTS.”
During the interview, Jimin’s father was also asked how he decided to become an idol: “Let’s talk about how Jimin was able to transition from contemporary dance to music with his abilities since his childhood.”
With this decision of Jimin, his father shows his support and is always watching his every move: “Let me first explain how he was accepted to the Busan Arts High School. In middle school, there was a time where he had to write about his future. In his paper, he wrote that he wanted to go to Busan Arts High School and learn dance and use that background and combine it with music to become a singer or a celebrity. His paper was very detailed and I think this was the start of his dream to become an idol.
Of course he was good at dancing and singing from a young age. In fifth grade, he would sing Maya’s “Azalea” at karaoke and he was able to sing the high notes very well.”
But after all, Jimin’s dad shows respect for Jimin’s opinion and accepts the pa̾s̾sion and dream he wants to purse: “Truthfully, because he was also good at math and science, I wanted him to go to a science high school and study more. But that didn’t mean that I was against his wishes. Because his paper about his future was so perfect (laughs) I couldn’t oppose it and decided to respect his decision.
Jimin used honorific speech since he was young and was quite an adult-like child so I allowed him to do as he pleased. I guess you could say we caught on to our child’s talent at a young age.”
In the end, after all, Jimin has become an integral part of BTS with the enthusiastic support of his parents. The path he has chosen is now lined with roses, Jimin and BTS have become some of the most powerful and influential figures in the music industry!