RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook have been vocal about how upset they are that their plans were ruined because of the coronavirus outbreak. BTS was set to go on a world tour this year, but it was canceled due to the pandemic.
While the boys understood the situation, they couldn’t help but feel emotional that they couldn’t do their passion, which is to perform on stage in front of their fans. But BTS didn’t let COVID-19 keep them from connecting with ARMYs, so RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook held a live virtual concert for MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E.
Just like in their previous tours, ARMYs gave out their full support for BTS and joined the boys in their virtual concert. Knowing that their fans are watching, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook did their best to give ARMYs the best performances.
Despite the huge success of their virtual concert, BTS still felt empty — just like their venue. While a lot of ARMYs watching the concert were shown on the screen behind them, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook were forced to stare at the empty chairs throughout the concert.
Jimin can be seen enjoying himself while performing solo and with his members. But during the ending speech, the BTS singer finally showed what he was truly feeling at the time. As soon as JM began to speak, tears were welling up in his eyes. V comforted him and said not to cry, but RM told him to let it out.
Jimin tried to suck it up and continued with his speech. “Before we started preparing for this show, I kind of felt like things are going really unfair. Because of COVID-19… I mean, more than anything, I wanted to perform on stage with the members and share the happiness with you guys…” the BTS star said before finally bursting into tears.
Jimin continued that seeing the members make the best of the situation and ARMYs’ support made him very emotional. And that’s all it took for fans to want to physically fight COVID-19 for making the “Filter” singer cry.
“That’s it, COVID-19. You need to go!” one wrote. “COVID-19, fight me!” another one shared.
Last month, Jimin admitted to feeling “hopeless” because of the pandemic in his 75th UN General Assembly speech. He shared that he watched BTS’ well-laid plans crumble, and it was a hard reality that he had to accept.