.@BTS_twt appears on our June cover.— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 13, 2021
Inside the boundary-smashing global success and musical evolution of the world’s biggest band - and what’s next. #BTSxRollingStone https://t.co/OtjE1zFVeV pic.twitter.com/X1KdIKpBGI
RM about xenophobia: “We are outliers, and we came into the American music market and enjoyed this incredible success. Now, of course, there is no utopia, there’s a light side; there’s always going to be a dark side. The way we think is that everything that we do, and our existence itself, is contributing to the hope for leaving this xenophobia, these negative things, behind. It’s our hope, too, that people in the minority will draw some energy and strength from our existence. Yes, there’s xenophobia, but there are also a lot of people who are very accepting. . . . The fact that we have faced success in the United States is very meaningful in and of itself.”
It’s not uncommon for BTS members to shed a tear or two while addressing fans onstage. Along with their comfort with makeup and iridescent hair dye, it reflects their instinctive rejection of rigid conceptions of masculinity. #BTSxRollingStone https://t.co/rkUpBaNGpG pic.twitter.com/cUJasyhAnK— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 13, 2021
Jin about his insecurities: “I lack in many areas, other members will learn a dance once and they’ll be able to dance right away to the music, but I can’t. So I try to work harder so I don’t hold the other members back or be a burden.”
Suga about BTS not talking about dating: Over the course of the group’s existence, none of the members of BTS have acknowledged any romantic relationships, (...) The official line is they’re too busy. “The ARMY is a diverse group. In this hypothetical situation, some may accept it, some may not. Whether it’s dating, or something else, they’re all individuals, and they will understand things differently.”
Jin on enlistment: "I think the country sort of told me, 'You’re doing this well, and we will give you a little bit more time.' Military service is an important duty for our country. So I feel that I will try to work as hard as I can and do the most I can until I am called."
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