BTS: Jungkook Just Got Real About The Challenges Of Fame

Though BTS has been dazzling us with their epic vocals, lyrics, and dance moves — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook, and V have only risen to fame on a global scale in the last couple of years. The K-Pop group has garnered a massive following and fanbase who they’ve named their ARMY.

In addition to delivering new music, outstanding performance, and appearing on various television and radio programs, BTS has gone out of their way to connect with fans on a personal level. From Bangtan Bombs to their Bon Voyage series, the guys have made it their mission to show their fans how much they love and support them. 

Still, though we see them being funny and cheerful on social media –RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook, and V are still just human beings. In fact, fame has taken much more of a toll on them then you might have expected.

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BTS’ Jungkook got candid about the challenges of fame

Three consecutive Billboard No. 1 albums, two Top 10 singles, and numerous awards and prizes have all come at a price for BTS. It has cost the guys their anonymity and privacy. Since most of us can go to Target without anyone recognizing us, this isn’t something we can even begin to understand.

However, in BTS’ recent interview with Paper Magazine, which includes a cover that is delivering us ’90s inspired Lisa Frank joy, Junkook got really candid about the trials of being famous.

Though RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and V talked about personality clashes within the group being a challenge, Jungkook said his greatest challenge comes, “When something I said or did caused an issue or made people feel disappointed.” That is such a heavy burden to carry.

Fame has made Jungkook much more careful about everything he says and does

As the youngest member of BTS — Jungkook should be enjoying a carefree life in the limelight. However, his mega-fame has not allowed him that grace. Instead, tabloid stories surrounding his personal life including his alleged dating life and a fender bender have been the topics of conversations. He told Paper Magazine,

I realized that I should think twice before I do anything, and not forget where I am, no matter what situation I may be in. The pressure [of being perfect] is always there. But I want to show them that I am improving,” Jungkook said. “If I had a chance to improve every aspect of myself, then I would work hard to make it happen rather than just sitting idly by.

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Will BTS take another hiatus in 2020?

Earlier this year, BTS shocked the entire ARMY when their management company, Big Hit Entertainment, announced that the guys were going on an extended hiatus. Though the break only ended up being just over a month — it was a much-needed reprieve for the guys who have been working and touring non-stop for years.

Since their mega fame has only expanded in 2019 — we can certainly see Big Hit implementing another extended hiatus for BTS in 2020. After all, everyone deserves time away from the cameras.