When it comes to some of the most popular groups in K-Pop, many of them will come from HYBE. They have an extensive lineup from various subsidiaries, including groups like BTS, TXT, SEVENTEEN, and LE SSERAFIM. Each group has brought something to the industry, shining with their talent, visuals, and charisma.
Yet, aside from all their amazing achievements, it seems like someone else from HYBE has recently gained attention… but it isn’t an idol. In reality, it’s none other than HYBE founder Bang Si Hyuk (also known as Bang PD).
Bang Si Hyuk has always been praised by netizens for his love and dedication to his artists.
In particular, this was on show when he traveled to America to support TXT and BTS’s J-Hope, who were performing at Lollapalooza. Of course, both TXT and J-Hope shined with their performances…
And Bang Si Hyuk was there at all times to support them. Whether it was being spotted watching the show or taking photos with TXT after the show, he cemented why fans love him so much.
Yet, the HYBE founder has recently gone viral on his own. Netizens noticed that Bang Si Hyuk was being a true K-Pop fan during the event as he lined up for his spot, bought merchandise, and cheered on the acts (with a can of beer).
this was so fucking funny why was bang pd in front of me w his little bud light pic.twitter.com/NAAriCQOwx
— v a l ⁷ ✩ (@luvvv_jk) July 31, 2022
me and bang pd matching crocs I KNOW THAT'S RIGHT pic.twitter.com/lH93jEpzj8
— kore (@kkukstudio) July 31, 2022
— 다은⁷ ( RUN BTS 08.16) (@jjkdali) July 31, 2022
In particular, one clip that has been watched over two million times on TikTok and liked over 600,000 times has caught the attention of fans. In the video, a netizen was recording Bang Si Hyuk just living his best life.
At one point, the crowds noticed him and started shouting “BANG PD.” At first, either Bang Si Hyuk didn’t want to hear or couldn’t. Eventually, he seemed unable to ignore the cheers for him and walked over to a friend and seemingly started laughing after hearing his fangirls.
In the comments, netizens couldn’t get over Bang Si Hyuk’s reaction and how shy he seemed. The user even added that they cheered for him several times but seemed shy by all the attention.
It wasn’t the only time Bang Si Hyuk went viral over the Lollapalooza weekend. Netizens couldn’t get over how supportive he was for his artists but that he was also just enjoying his best life like everyone else, chilling with friends, enjoying music, and having fun.
Bang PD really goes to his artists concert like he is an actual fan/audience he waits in line and buys his own merch he really supports and love them and so proud of their milestones pic.twitter.com/02NosFmmIz
— ♡мнιяα⁷ ᴾʳᵒᵒᶠ| 아포방포 (@mhiraajmbeyb) July 31, 2022
bang pd cheering for txt pls he’s so cute pic.twitter.com/z6BGgUFVDH
— m✘⁷ (@ikiIybts) July 31, 2022
Bang Si Hyuk has always been loved by netizens for his attitude towards his artists and it’s not surprising that he has his own fangirls. Hopefully, next time he’s out and about, he can embrace the spotlight a bit more… and he might even see some Bang PD photocards soon.
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