BTS fans claimed the No. 1 trending hashtag on Twitter for Jin’s birthday while breaking the Internet and creating a global holiday at the same time.
The BTS fanbase (we’re looking at you, #ARMY) doesn’t play around when it’s the birthday of one of the beloved members of the K-pop septet. Their infamous, unyielding support of the seven-member boy band coupled with their uncanny ability to transcend time zones and unite on social media to drag the group’s detractors has set them apart as a formidable force to be reckoned with.
Both a marketing machine and a critic silencer for the Big Hit Entertainment-formed musical act, the group’s admirers consistently have their Twitter fingers locked and loaded, ready to drag anyone brazen enough to diss their boys.
Today, the #ARMY banded together for a good reason– they wanted to make sure Jin felt the love on his special day. The superstar turns 26 today (per his Korean age, he is 25 by Western standards) and in honor of the sacred day, the BTS fanbase got #WorldwideHandsomeDay trending at No. 1 on Twitter.
#WorldwideHandsomeDay is trending and I already knew it was about jin before even checking
Happy birthday Jin!
— Sammy (@SammyAlbon) December 3, 2017
happy birthday to the most beautiful, humble man to grace this earth, thank you for all the laughs you’ve given us and for being such a caring hyung to all the boys, please continue to take care of yourself and enjoy your day 💛💛#WorldwideHandsomeDay https://t.co/78gUaTKfxF
— jungkook pics (@archivejjk) December 3, 2017
The hashtag is an affectionate throwback to the backstage interview in which Jin referred to himself and his global appeal as “worldwide handsome.”
It’s not just #ARMY members that are reaching out to send Jin well-wishes either, as late night talk show host James Corden tweeted a greeting to the BTS member following the band’s recent appearance on his show:
Happy birthday Jin! X
— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 3, 2017
Happy Birthday, Jin!