"You pathetic, ungrateful people." An angry fan tweets. #TaekookersGoingToJailParty is trending, and fans are annoyed.
4 August 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
#TaekookersGoingToJailParty started trending when an exclusive Taekook selca was leaked and spread online after it was posted on Weverse for paid members only.
Wait, what exactly happened? Let's rewind.
First of all, Taekook is the ship name for two BTS members, Taehyung (also known as V) and Jungkook. Since they're a popular pairing, BTS' company, Big Hit Entertainment, released an exclusive Taekook selca for paid members on Weverse.
Basically, BTS Weverse is an app where members pay $30 a year for exclusive content. It's where BTS members communicate with their fans through selcas and messages. It's also a place for ARMYs to come together to share their love for the group.
However, when the Taekook selca was uploaded, it was leaked almost immediately, and fans were posting the image everywhere on social media.
And fans knew they were breaking the rules by sharing it, which is why the hashtag #TaekookersGoingToJailParty was trending.
Oh, and this has all already happened before.
Last year, a Taekook clip was uploaded to BTS Weverse, and the exact same thing happened. The clip trended with #ArmysGoingToJailParty, and when Big Hit Entertainment found out, they suspended the fancafe and stopped releasing content for a period of time. Fans immediately trended #SorryBigHit in the hopes that the company will forgive them.
Anyway, despite this situation being the same before, not all fans are taking it seriously.
Some fans believe that they deserve to see all BTS content and that they shouldn't be punished because they couldn't afford the membership fees.
There are even those who are paid members of the BTS Weverse who are sharing the picture humorously.
Then there are those spreading it through Twitter DMs, believing that this would be an exception to the rule.
However, some fans have learnt their lesson and are slamming the rest of the fanbase for being so careless.
There are even several ARMYs (BTS fans) begging others to stop spreading them.
Some ARMYs are arguing that fans who aren't paid members of the BTS Weverse should be happy with the massive amount of content Big Hit Entertainment already releases to all fans, and that they should respect the fact that members who paid for BTS Weverse will get a little extra content.
What's the worst case scenario?
Well, it would be if Big Hit Entertainment decides to not release any more exclusive content to fans, and that's exactly what ARMYs are trying to avoid.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.