BTS, on Friday, featured among three national icons of South Korea to signify the nation at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. The different icons were–14th-century constructed Namdaemun (South Korea’s first National Treasure) and Sixteenth-century Korean admiral and navy normal Yi Sunsin famed for his victories in opposition to overseas invasion.
Taking to Twitter, a fan shared a screengrab from the occasion and wrote, “Our boys @BTS_twt shown as the main representative of South Korea even on the Olympic opening ceremony. It’s indeed the national pride to have them to represent South Korea.” Another fan tweeted the clip of the occasion.
A 3rd fan additionally shared photos of the icons and tweeted, “It’s indeed the national pride. So there were 3 images that are representing Korea in Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony. Namdaemun (The first Korea National Treasure, was made in 14C). Yi Sun Sin, admiral (military general famed for his victories against foreign invasion 16C). BTS (world domination 21C).”
This comes a day after, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated BTS members for getting appointed as South Korea’s Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture. The group contains RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
On Twitter, he wrote, “Dear @BTS_twt Namjoon, Jin, Yoongi, Hobi, Jimin, Tae & Jungkook, congratulations on your appointment as #SouthKorea’s Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations & Culture! A well-deserved title for a group who use music & lyrics to bring hope & healing to the world.”
Earlier, Tedros had lauded the Okay-pop band. Recently, after the discharge of their tune Permission to Dance, he had tweeted, “Thank you, @BTS_twt, for including sign language in your #PermissiontoDance music video. As 1.5 billion people in the world are affected by hearing loss; sign language can help them to continue enjoying music which can bring joy to life.”
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Permission to Dance is an upbeat observe about spreading pleasure with the assistance of music and dance. It highlights a Covid-19 free world within the close to future which is all-inclusive. The tune lately made it to the highest spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It changed their earlier tune Butter, which had retained the highest spot on the worldwide music chart for seven weeks.