Bangtan Sonyeondan or BTS is known for taking over Twitter on a regular basis, with followers from all around the world talking about the septet. Airports throughout the world, on the other hand, have been tweeting the lyrics to their tunes for more than 24 hours. Now that #AirportTwitter is dominating trends, its admirers, known as the ARMY, are both perplexed and ecstatic.
Believe it or not, around 40 airports, largely in the United States, began sharing photographs of the South Korean pop hit with the hashtag #BTSARMY to show their support. Pictures of purple skies, a tribute to the fandom’s color, quickly took over the site, along with lyrics from not just their Grammy-nominated English tunes like ‘Butter’ and ‘Dynamite,’ but also Korean music.
It all began on Monday, when Orlando International Airport shared a photo of a jet flying above a full moon. The official Twitter handle of the airport in Florida commented, “Moonchild, you shine,” referencing to group leader RM’s song “Moonchild” off his mixtape Mono.
The message drew a lot of attention from Twitter users. It wasn’t until a tweet from Texas’ DFW Airport turned it into a humorous campaign that fans were both perplexed and amused.
“Someone should contact @BTS twt, since that landing was flawless.” A video of a jet landing was posted by the airport.
Soon after, airports from France to Australia began to participate in the dialogue, repeating lyrics from BTS’ nine-year repertoire.
As the pattern persisted, fans speculated if it was a ploy for the band to tease a future concert tour, as the band’s next album is slated to be released in June. Others linked it to airports bidding for the band to pick their city as their next performance location, sarcastically comparing it to the Olympics-style bidding witnessed lately in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Fans, on the other hand, are delighted and happy that the band’s lyrics are being pushed, which has produced a positive feeling on Twitter. However, this isn’t the first time something similar has occurred, since numerous major corporations on Twitter frequently post about the members as a result of BTS ARMYs’ large-scale involvement.