After the recent false dating rumors that HYBE officially denied, BTS member V came online after weeks of social media inactivity to express his disappointment about the issue.
Most idols choose to be silent and let the company speak for them whenever issues arise, but Kim Taehyung is known for being ‘real’ and straightforward. He and people close to him stated that his public persona is the same as his real personality.
Taehyung spoke up not just for himself but the family that was involved in the false rumor and became the victim of harassment by malicious netizens. V has also called out saesangs and shippers in the past.
Inspired by Taehyung’s courage, V fans donated to Speak Up, a charitable organization that encourages honesty & openness.
Today's donation is not a coincidence. @SpeakUp_org works so teenagers will have the courage to be themselves, speak up, be willing to ask for help, and strengthen their network of support. ❤#태형 #KimTaehyung #방탄소년단뷔 #BTSV @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/3QZcmSEJVv
— Kindness4Tae ❤ (@Kindness4Tae) October 15, 2021
ARMYs praised Taehyung for breaking out of the mold and doing what most idols don’t do by speaking up on the issue.
I was patiently waiting for this DAY💅
For an idol to speak up for himself AS HE SHOULD
WE LOVE YOU KIM TAEHYUNG
— ᴮᴱiRaM∞ ⁷🍥 (@jinagaWithBts) October 14, 2021
STAN A PERSON WHO DOES NOT TAKE SHIT FROM ANYBODY. IN SHORT, STAN KIM TAEHYUNG.
— yawa⁷ ♡'s erica | check pinned's thread ! 🙂 (@kimchitaeggukie) October 14, 2021
got army right behind you when you say so, we love you so much taehyung @BTS_twt
— tonni⁷ (@jtoni_n) October 14, 2021
Taehyung never fails to stand up for himself. He has called out sasaengs multiple times and today, he bravely called out those spreading false rumors. We stan the right man.
KIM TAEHYUNG IS A LEGEND
— KTH Voting Team (@vote4kths) October 14, 2021
he’s never been one to not speak his mind or sugarcoat shit to suit others, he’s so honest n straightforward and that’s just very admirable imo
— v (@vkslevi) October 14, 2021
ive never been more proud to stan taehyung more than today. people always say to stand up for yourself& never be afraid to speak your mind so why cant he.hes a human first before an idol. people touched a nerve so he has every right to talk.I AM PROUD TO LOVE&SUPPORT KIM TAEHYUNG
— v crop (@kthvcrop) October 14, 2021
kim taehyung is the symbol of freedom and liberty. industry’s strict rules and mindless restrictions are irrelevant for him. he shut down delulu fans, company stans, sasaengs and even antis. mark the date cause kim taehyung is paving the way for a new and better kpop community
— doka⁷ • prod v (@taexprod) October 14, 2021
Honestly mad respect to kim taehyung,the realest idol ever.He’s a sweet person but also has his fierce side.Always stand up for himself, upfront and never sugarcoat. He takes no bs,he’s the bravest soldier. That’s so admirable,love that for him. He’s insane!
KIM TAEHYUNG LEGEND
— ᵀᵉᵗᵉTaehyung's squad ¹¹⁸ (@Taehyungimpact) October 14, 2021