Curated By: Dishya Sharma
Last Updated: September 10, 2023, 08:38 IST
BTS singer Jungkook has come under the scanner after a video of him smoking surfaced online. The Golden Maknae of the K-pop was in the US earlier this week. Fans spotted him at the Incheon Airport in Seoul, making his way to board his flight to the US. While the purpose of his visit is still unknown, the Seven hitmaker was seen outside a restaurant in LA smoking what appears to be a cigarette. The video of the same has gone viral.
The shocking incident has left the fandom divided. It was reported that fans in South Korea were criticised Jeon Jungkook for smoking. However, a massive side of the fandom, aka ARMY, defended the Golden Maknae. Many took to X, previously known as Twitter, to fight back criticism and urge fans to allow Jungkook to live his life in whatever way he wishes to.
I hope that Jungkook smoking cannot affects on hes health and i wish he limit it, because maintaining a smoke-free lifestyle is essential to preserve and enhance vocal quality and performance and also the mental health. #Jungkookpic.twitter.com/2DceyOX0FG— suji☽ (@sujineaufiles) September 9, 2023
People be talking about SMOKING is bad for Jungkook but no one is saying STALKING SOMEONE IS WORST😭😭 I’m not supporting his act of smoking but respect his personal life guys. He’s not a kid or a puppet of yours. He can live his own life the way he wants.— Tam⁷ (@shutup_tam) September 8, 2023
what’s all this talk about jk smoking. i am against it but for u jungkook i will never see red i’m so happy he’s finally getting to live his life as a normal avg adult as he should— jans (@pjmfver) September 8, 2023
jungkook smoking isnt a surprise to me and it doesnt really bother me just like all you should just shut up and let the man live, he‘s grown and doesnt gaf if yall r disappointed in him, literally 95% of ppl i know (including me) who r in their 20s smoke— maria⁷ (@ADALE0N) September 8, 2023
Meanwhile, fans are hoping for a surprise performance by Jungkook at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The ARMY is manifesting a performance on Seven.