On Friday, BTS was announced as being one of three South Korean national icons alongside Namdaemun (South Korea’s first National Treasure, built in the 14th century), and Yi Sunsin, a 16th-century Korean admiral and military general who is known for his successes against foreign invasions.
Indeed a proud moment for ARMY, a fan took to Twitter to share a screengrab from the event with the caption, “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 user tweeted photographs of the celebrities, saying, “It’s indeed the national pride. So 3 images are representing Korea in Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremony. Namdaemun (The first Korean National Treasure, was made in 14C). Yi Sun Sin, admiral (military general famed for his victories against foreign invasion 16C). BTS (world domination 21C).”
See reactions from all around the world:
Our boys @BTS_twt shown as the main representative of South Korea even on the Olympic opening ceremony.It’s indeed… https://t.co/7hP6QRnZ2q
— Jayelle_Kdiamond (@JL_Kdiamond) 1627044577000
So there were 3 images that are representing Korea in Tokyo Olympics Opening ceremonyNamdaemun (The first Korea N… https://t.co/iuTncnx3Yq
— Soo Choi Permission to Dance (@choi_bts2) 1627048553000
During the opening of the Olympics today, a picture of @BTS_twt was shown as South Korea’s one of the main represen… https://t.co/1O9KkT9r08
— ᴮᴱeesso⁷ (@x_taesthetic_x) 1627099383000
@BTS_twt shown as the main representative of South Korea at the Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony.#BTS https://t.co/LKkAJuhJdS
— Khushi Jha (@KhushiJ80763673) 1627049839000
The picture and videos from the opening ceremony featuring the Bangtan Boys have now gone viral on Twitter.
This comes only one day after WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated BTS members on their appointment as South Korea’s Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are the members of the group.
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.”
Meanwhile, the boys continue to rule Billboard charts with their old and new tracks.