Dr. Phil recently made a comment about BTS‘s Jimin that is not being well-received by fans.
Instead of trying to be someone else, Dr. Phil encouraged Oli London to love Oliver: his true self. While doing so, however, Dr. Phil described Jimin in a way that has offended fans.
You can do all this other stuff, but in the final analysis, everywhere you go, Oliver goes with you. You ought to make peace with him, and learn to love that part of who you are.
— Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil referred to Jimin as being a false “image” that has been manufactured and marketed.
You have to know that the somebody else that you’re wanting to be is not really who that person appears to be. That’s a manufactured, marketed image.
— Dr. Phil
On Twitter, ARMYs are expressing their outrage. These fans feel that Dr. Phil has discredited Jimin as a real person, and they find the remarks hypocritical.
instead of dragging that freak who wants to physically look like jimin, dr. phil dragged jimin instead? i’m tired of bts members getting dragged for crap other people do.
— lily⁷ (@functionbts) January 9, 2020
so dr. phil said jimin is “a manufactured marketed image” which i think is ironic considering “dr.” phil is not a licensed psychologist and his entire career is built on a manufactured, marketed image.
— namgi bot ⁷ YOONTRO (@soyeonschiId) January 9, 2020
“that somebody who you’re wanting to be isn’t really who they appear to be. that is a manufactured, marketed image” way to discredit jimin as a real person dr.phil. https://t.co/HhNlkTI0hz
— 𝐢𝐭𝐳⁷ YOONTRO (@ddaengbutera) January 9, 2020
Other fans are upset that Jimin’s image has been criticized, and they are tired of K-Pop being given a “bad name”.
o/li london made out with a jimin cutboard saying they’re married and showing a marriage certificate on NATIONAL TV. he also went on dr phil and jimin got called by the host A MANIFACTURED person who’s not like he seems he is ON NATIONAL TV. his image is literally endangered wtf
— dea⁷ (@maknaechanel) January 9, 2020
Sorry but why the fUck was dr Phil digging at Jimin instead of the mentally ill stalker that was sat right next to him?? Fucking bye this is tiring. Influential people like dr Phil saying pretty uneducated comments like this are the reason bts and kpop in general gets a bad name.
— 🦊✧⁎˳𝚁𝚊𝚌𝚑 .｡☆*♪ (@paradisepj127) January 9, 2020
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