Interviewer Myungseok Kang asked J-Hope if there’s anything he would want to say to his past self. J-Hope jokingly said that he would tell himself to listen to the melody of “smooth like butter.”
As a joke, I’d say, Hey, listen to this melody: ‘smooth like butter’—write that. If you do that, you’ll be number one on Billboard. I could do it that way, right? (laughs)
He became serious and said that there’s nothing he would want to change or “fix” about the past. This is because he sees everything as an opportunity for growth.
But for me, even the parts of my life that weren’t good became opportunities for growth. So rather than telling my past self to fix something, I’d just tell him to believe in himself and move on with his life however he feels like, and keep working hard, keeping things the way they are. Other than that, I’d have nothing to say to him.
Myungseok then asked, “So how do you feel about ARMY now that they’ve climbed all those steps with BTS?” And, as usual, J-Hope only had nice things to say about the group’s fandom. He revealed that he believes that the ARMYs are so amazing that they are just as famous as BTS now.
ARMY is absolutely … I feel like they’ve become an icon themselves. I’m so proud of them. They’re amazing. ARMY is like an artist in itself now, too. Sort of like they’re one big symbol of the era? ARMY is as famous as BTS now.
Like Jungkook, he talked about how BTS and ARMY influence each other as they “give each other good energy.” As a result, they help each other become better. Lastly, he expressed his gratitude for them.
I think we give each other good energy, and helped each other to make something good. It might sound obvious coming from a member of BTS, but if I were ARMY, I’d never be ashamed to call myself a fan of BTS. Anyway, I’m seriously … I want them to always know I’m really, really grateful for them.
After reading the interview, ARMYs reacted to J-Hope’s kind words on Twitter. Seriously, stan a group that stans you back!
"if I were ARMY, I’d never be ashamed to call myself a fan of BTS."- hoseok 😭
— tonni⁷ (@jtoni_n) July 27, 2021
jungkook saying army is the main character and hobi saying army is an icon now and he said that if he were an army, he'd never be ashamed to call himself as a fan of bts. stan artist who stan you back like bts
— jungkook simper⁷ (@kookdice) July 27, 2021
Check out what Jungkook had to say about ARMY in his interview below: