BTS Fans Are Demanding an Investigation Into TikTok After the Group’s Account Was Hacked
BTS is known for their iconic music and their legendary dance moves. However, the K-Pop group stands out most because of the way that they interact with their fans. Jungkook, Jin, V, RM, Suga, J-Hope, and Jimin show their fans, aptly named the ARMY, a type of love, care, respect, and connection that has rarely been seen before.
Not only do the guys take their time connecting with their fans through their music and lyrics, but they also interact with them through social media platforms including Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram with various postings and behind-the-scenes footage.
Shockingly, BTS’ TikTok account was recently hacked, and the ARMY is demanding answers.
BTS has been on TikTok since 2019
BTS has been on TikTok since 2019. They used the highly popular social media platform as another way to interact with their fans. The group first debuted their TikTok account in Sept. 2019 with an announcement on their Twitter that read, “BTS TikTok Channel Open!”
The group snagged well over one million followers almost immediately and since then, they have been delighting fans with personal updates from Jungkook, Jin, V, RM, Suga, J-Hope, and Jimin as well as their various dances and snippets of their songs.
BTS has even previewed some of their new music exclusively for their TikTok followers making it yet another way that the seven guys interact and connect with the ARMY.
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BTS’ TikTok was just hacked
On Match 9, 2021, BTS fans were stunned when they logged onto TikTok and saw what was happening on the band’s account. The artists’ usual light-hearted activity was replaced by a strange video tagging an account. The caption said, “go my account.”
Fans quickly realized that the hackers were urging the BTS ARMY to follow two separate accounts. Then, things quickly turned a bit dark. Though the initial hacker posting was a video, it was soon replaced with a video of a hand holding a hammer on a piano. The video had the word ‘four seasons’ written on it.
Most fans were extremely taken aback and began calling the video creepy.
BTS fans are demanding an investigation into TikTok
Now amid concerns that BTS’ TikTok account was so easily hacked, the ARMY is calling for an investigation. Fans have been tweeting the group’s label Big Hit Entertainment to launch into action.
One Twitter user wrote, “Hello @BigHitEnt, we have noticed that the official account of BTS TikTok has been hacked; please solve this problem and make sure to take legal action. We don’t want anything to harm them.”
Thus far, there have been reports that BTS’ TikTok was caught up in a cyber-attack that has been launched in South Korea. It appears that multiple outlets received security threats or were hacked.
So far, there has been no response from Big Hit Entertainment nor TikTok about the hack, but typically hugely popular accounts like BTS are restored fairly quickly.