BTS fans showed their devotion to the group once again by starting up a “Purple Ribbon Project”. A.R.M.Ys created barriers with purple ribbons to prevent the members from getting trampled on while traveling through airports.
A group of A.R.M.Ys began a movement called #PurpleRibbonARMY, where fans would volunteer to hold up a line barricade of purple ribbons to create a wide passageway for the members to safely check in at the airport.
#BTSARMY please help us pass the word!!
— PurpleRibbonARMY (@PurpleRibbnARMY) May 15, 2018
They chose the color purple, because V once stated that the color stands for love and trust.
“Purple is the last color of the rainbow; it means i will trust & love you for a long time.” — V
Fans recently held up a purple ribbon line at the Los Angeles airport, where they kept a safe distance between the BTS members and fans/press.
I had someone record for me to show everyone @ProtectionArmy squad held their ground while hold #PurpleRibbonARMY. You hear me continue saying “hold the line.” Here’s proof NOBODY got through from here. We made THIS happened. #ProudOfMySquad 😊✌🏻 (@BTS_twt) #iVoteBTSBBMAs pic.twitter.com/FuVsQdMOJK
— 🎗 DEE ~ JINISE 🎗 (@LockOutOfHeaven) May 15, 2018
The members can be seen leisurely walking through the passageway, grateful for their fans’ love and protection.
Fellow A.R.M.Ys and netizens around the world praised the fandom for their hard work and dedication to BTS.
— BTS Bridge (@BTS_BDG) May 14, 2018
ARMYs participating in the #PurpleRibbonARMY project are role models for our fandom! Please let's participate again in this project in the future, learn form our mistakes and create a kindhearted mature community. To everyone who did their best to protect BTS: We purple you. pic.twitter.com/RgbBSkcWGM
— Loba Étoile (@EtoileLoba) May 14, 2018
To the people who organized the #PurpleRibbonARMY project, y'all did the gods work and I hope no one misunderstands this disappointment which is only caused by those who ripped the ribbons and ran after BTS.
— Shania💧 May 18th, LY:Tear (@Joonownsme) May 14, 2018
Having a bodyguard/security personnel tweet the #PurpleRibbonArmy that our volunteers at LAX did well & were helpful is such an honor. That’s why we do it — to help BTS and support official security. That’s what really matters.
— Kookie Crumbles (@Crumbles4Kookie) May 16, 2018
— IG|funnykpoophamster (@HakunaMy_TaeTae) May 14, 2018
A.R.M.Y proved once again that they are a one-of-a-kind fandom in K-Pop history!
— GOING TO BBMAS/BTS TOUR🎉😭 (@SphoenixBlue) May 14, 2018