South Korean boyband BTS have broken the internet with their new Love, Simon-related social post.
The K-pop band is comprised of seven members, led by rapper Kim Namjoon (or RM).
The 23-year-old shared a screen-grab of him listening to Troye Sivan’s Strawberries and Cigarettes from the film’s soundtrack yesterday.
RM’s post has received over 572k likes at the time of writing. Meanwhile, it attracted 237k comments.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) April 15, 2018
BTS have sold five million albums since their debut in 2014.
Love, Simon is a teen romance movie about a young boy coming to terms with his sexuality.
Here are some of the best responses to GSN’s original story on RM’s Love, Simon love-in post…
Korea is still a very conservative community & homosexuality is yet to be widely accepted. Idols, celebrities, artists constantly shy away from such topics & yet Kim Namjoon (RM) has repeatedly expressed his support for gay rights. Its such a great step in the right direction!
— But You Know My Name (@AesopsFableFly) April 15, 2018
OUR KING !!! Such an inspiring leader ! Iam so proud
— Euphoria 💧|| 방탄소년단 supremacist|| (@crystalcrack2) April 15, 2018
Proud of my KINGS!!!💜💛💚💙🖤
— anwesha|LY:Wonder💜 (@BTS_Fairy97) April 16, 2018
Yes, this is our magnificent leader who not only supports lgbtq+ but also supports love for all and every person. I love and respect him so much
— ivie ☘ REACHED TWEET LIMIT (@ivieisbangtan) April 15, 2018
Thabk you for the lovely article 💜💜💜💜 BTS has always been supportive of the community and have made strides in breaking gender roles, especially Namjoon!#MTVBRKPOPBTS #PremiosMTVMiaw @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/W0JawcbdbE
— BTS the Best of Me (@PinkSalt_Love) April 15, 2018
our kings have been supporting lgbt community since day one!
— Nuva🇧🇩 (@Tasnuvatushi51) April 15, 2018
The whole lgbtq+ topic is taboo in korea, he could receive a lot of criticism because of this but Joon simply doesn’t give a damn, he has always showed support for minorities regardless. @BTS_twt always teaches us that we’re all equal no matter what n I’m so so proud of them.
— shan (@shnn_twt) April 15, 2018
I’m just gonna say that I love, respect, admire and look up to namjoon not cz he’s @BTS_twt leader or a member of world famous band but cz he has a heart of a gold… No human being can ever be this beautiful inside out!!
— Sugabae (@burn_bts) April 15, 2018
@BTS_twt always supported the lgbt community! Stan Inclusive, sensible, open-minded people, stan legends!… Stan Bangtan Sonyeondan!!! 😉
— NAED͚̬̥̙̮̜̺̠̬͗ U R THE CAUSE OF MY EUPHORIA (@NaedFranco) April 15, 2018
This woke FAMILY stans a woke group who is lead by a WOKE LEADER in a woke COMPANY lead by a SUPER WOKE PD.
JOONIE is our LEADER. BTS has supported LGBT community for long time.
— 🎗SavageKFANGIRL🎗 IPURPLEU🎗 (@SavageKFANGIRL) April 15, 2018
Thank you for the article❤ Namjoon is truly incredible and inspiring with how openly supportive he is about lgbtq rights. He’s been like this for years and it warms my heart that he is so mature about this topic. Amazing leader💖💖#PremiosMTVMiaw #MTVBRKPOPBTS @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/464SHoEGls
— WorldwideStarsBTS👑✨ (@Jungkooksbod) April 15, 2018
Namjoon has been always so openly supportive of the lgbtq community! But this small action will once again reassure to all ARMYs (especially new ones) who part of the this community, that @BTS_twt accept, respect and love us all ❤
— 아미Vee🌸#BTSpopStan (@army_evee) April 15, 2018
Namjoon is an amazing human being who knows that we all deserve to be treated with respect no matter our ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
Korea is a country where this topic is taboo and highly judged. He openly supporting love and happiness? I’m beyond proud.@BTS_twt
— ɢ. ᴠᴇʀsᴇᴛʏ 👑 ʙᴛsᴀʀᴍʏ (@SavageKingMinS) April 15, 2018
— illegirl (@neeati) April 15, 2018
I hope it sparks acceptance in Korea. There are many intellectuals but they choose to propagate their self interests or nothing for society. That’s what makes RM starkly different. Combine his social consciousness w/ music and it inspires ppl to take action. @BTS_twt
— Jagi #LoveYourself: Wonder (@AvaJagi) April 15, 2018
We love a woke king💕 pic.twitter.com/3BECBNjOiw
— Angela (@angela747_) April 16, 2018