Whoopi Goldberg has given BTS the shirt off her back to praise the K-Pop group for ‘bringing joy’.
The actor and presenter became the latest member of the BTS fan ‘Army’ after meeting the group on The Graham Norton Show this week. Speaking to Norton, frontman RM expanded on the band’s positive approach to social media and fans.
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“I’m giving you this to say thank you for all of the joy you’re bringing,’ she said. ‘If you look closely, it (the fabric) is all about people and movement. Thank you.”
The group took to Twitter to post a backstage snap with Goldberg:
We met @WhoopiGoldberg pic.twitter.com/ToGFFaZjyV
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) October 11, 2018
BTS appeared on the BBC chat show following their UK debut this week with a sold out show at The O2. Tickets flew out immediately, merchandise was reportedly all gone by 7pm, and NME was there to catch the Beatlemania-style pandemonium.
Whoopi’s gesture is just the latest in a string of accolades, BTS were recently chosen as Time Magazine’s ‘Next Generation Leaders’, in response to their global influence. The group also gave a heartfelt speech to the United Nations in September, as part of the band’s ‘Love Myself’ campaign with UNICEF, that campaigns to raise awareness against violence towards young people.
It was also announced earlier this week that BTS will be getting their very own movie in November, with their 2017 documentary Burn The Stage getting a full cinematic release.