It’s no secret that BTS has many fans from around the world. Apart from the song, stage performance, and handsome members, BTS is worthy of being a role model because it has many positive sides.
The seven-member K-pop idol was named by TIME magazine as Entertainer of the Year. This year, BTS makes many records. At the release of Dynamite, this BTS’s music video was the most-watched on Youtube in just 24 hours.
The song Dynamite also reached the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. BTS does have a strong influence. Apart from these achievements, this South Korean vocal group is indeed inspiring and worthy of being a role model for teenagers.
- BTS positively song
Unlikely most teen songs that talk about love, BTS has lyrics with the theme of self-love or love yourself.
Apart from that, BTS’s songs also raise awareness of mental health, and it’s okay to feel unwell.
Like one of his new songs, Life Goes On, which tells about the current situation. Even though it is difficult, life still goes on.
- Avoiding toxic positivity
Although there are many positive messages conveyed through their works, BTS tends to be very careful not to spread toxic positivity or excessive positive attitudes.
BTS tries to convey that it’s okay to feel sad or fail for doing something because humans can’t always be happy or successful.
“It’s okay if you give up now. Giving up takes a lot of courage. You are brave and do well.” said Suga, one of the BTS members, to a fan on his live broadcast.
- BTS Non-violent and pro-equality
BTS has an anti-violence campaign, something the world needs because men are still synonymous with violence
In 2017, BTS launched a campaign titled Love Myself in collaboration with UNICEF for #ENDViolence for children and adolescents in Korea and around the world.
In April 2018, BTS also held a world tour to the United States, Canada, England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan to promote this campaign and raise funds.
All money is raised from the #LoveMyself campaign and used to protect and support children and youth affected by domestic violence, schools, and sexual violence. They also empower communities to stop the violence.
Apart from #ENDViolence, they are also actively donating for various equality issues, such as supporting the Black Lives Matter movement by donating the US $ 1 million.
- BTS Speaks at the UN General Assembly
As one of the most followed South Korean figures on social media and having an ARMY (as BTS fan) base, BTS’s influence is beyond doubt.
The United Nations even invited them to be part of the UN General Assembly in 2018 and last September, where RM gave speeches on self-acceptance.
“Now, more than anything, we must try to remember our true selves. We must try to love ourselves and imagine the future. BTS will be here with you,” said RM, at that time.