The Twitter hashtag “#ARMYsGoingToJailParty” is a thing now — because an exclusive BTS clip was leaked and sent around among fans who have not signed up to be a part of the official fan club and hence shouldn’t have had access to the video.
The leaked content is actually special paid content, provided only for fans who purchase the 5th ARMY Kit. “Unknown fans”, as named by Big Hit Entertainment, initially gained access to the material and posted the videos online to be shared with the rest of the world.
The videos captured the members interacting with each other and giving pecks on their cheeks.
Because this isn’t the first time exclusive BTS contents were leaked, the agency already has policies in place that enforce ARMYs to never share premium material. The latest leaks from the 5th ARMY Kit triggered the fan cafe members to rage all over Twitter and shoot down accounts that shared the video content.
Some ARMYs are apologetic about the incident…
Dear BigHit Enterntainment,
I didn't leaked any videos from the fancafe because I'm still not a member of 5th ARMY, but even if I'm a member of it I won't do that either. But I'm apologizing for watching the video from different fan page or whatsoever. I'm sorry @bts_bighit
— Den🌸 (@jemensheee) July 15, 2018
@bts_bighit hey there! You might not see this tweet but I just wanted to say very quickly that us Army are so sorry we leaked that video online and hope you forgive us. I didn't do it personally but who ever did, did something horribly wrong. We love you! ~Alexis (and army)❤️
— Alexis (@AlexisSnel294) July 15, 2018
the i-armys and k-armys who leaked it should be sorry for leaking the videos in the first place, losing other armys’ privileges to get things from BTS fancafe. we all apologize, bighit for this behavior. 💜💜💜 @BTS_twt @BigHitEnt @bts_bighit
— ALINA ✨🍋🔅🥂#RespectBTS (@namjoonscrabz) July 15, 2018
im sorry karmy, bighit, and bangtan for my actions on ig (posting the pictures after it got leaked and joking about the whole situation) i didn’t mean to hurt anyone. i don’t think anyone meant to hurt someone :(.#SorryArmys #SorryBigHit @BTS_twt
— bryy ✨🥀 (@bryanne_yadao) July 15, 2018
… while others still want to share.
uh so anyone wanna hmu to the leaked bts vid lmfao
— nat (@bIondjhs) July 15, 2018
Ohhh.. …but i wanna see the leaked contents too!!!😅😅😅😅😅😅m too broke to pay for it 😔
— El Mariachi|| ARMY (@army_btscult) July 15, 2018
There is also tension building between Korean ARMYs and international ARMYs, after the videos caused some disagreement on who and what may have initiated the leak.
I'm still laughing over the armys that got mad at broke armys for "leaking" fc content. Why are y'all mad at us? We can't leak something we don't have. Blame your fellow fc members cuz they're the ones that leaked it you dumb hoes.
— aasia ·soft jungoo supremacist (@jjgelitists) July 15, 2018
Today K-ARMYs showed their true colors. First calling us beggars/poor for things we didn't do and then blaming BLACK ARMYs for leaking fc content by calling us niggers and darkies .
Am done #karmy인종차별
— 🇸🇴 JOONIE IS MY B💜BY (@imurhoepee) July 14, 2018
im not trying to be mad but calling us 'beggars'? that's is way too much.. We admit that some of us spread the leaked videos and photos, but don't call us beggars.. yeah some of you can afford it, you can speak/understand korean but
if you were in our shoes what will you do?+
— 🎆문승희🎆 (@Army_91817) July 15, 2018
But weren't k-armys calling intl fans "beggers" and "poor" for not being able to buy the army kit even though they leaked it and blamed us? and now being racist to black armys how is that being a family?? also imagine how disappointed bts would be that k-armys are being racist
— val (@valarie2043) July 15, 2018
While Big Hit Entertainment works on preventing such issues from happening again, BTS-loving ARMYs are coming together to learn from this incident.
Fam… Stop the fighting and hate please, the ones who leaked the content is already saying sorry, some ARMYs are even clueless, our boys wouldn't want to see us like this, if you have any negative thoughts, do keep it to yourself, maybe the trouble might grow bigger #SorryBigHit
— Kim Namjoon (@Skie_Jiminie) July 15, 2018
“Let’s be adults and respect BTS and Big Hit Entertainment’s decision if some contents are meant to be for paid users only. It’s not that hard.”