Why are BTS ARMYs upset about Jimmy Fallon and Benny Blanco cutting a purple cake?

03 May,2024 08:44 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

BTS ARMYs are upset because they feel the cake cutting was an attempt to ride on BTS` popularity, with no direct connection to the occasion. Some fans found it unnecessary and labelled the duo as clout chasers

ARMYS angry with Benny Blanco and Jimmy Fallon

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Some fans weren't happy when Benny Blanco and Jimmy Fallon decided to cut into a purple cake while promoting a cookbook. Even though Blanco has shown his love for the K-pop band BTS, including collaborating with them on a recent single, fans felt uneasy seeing him and Fallon cutting into a cake decorated with the BTS logo. Fallon, who's famous for his interviews with BTS, joined Blanco in the video.

Why are BTS ARMYs upset with Jimmy Fallon and Benny Blanco?

During the launch of his cookbook, Benny Blanco, Selena Gomez's flame, baked a purple cake with a BTS theme, among others. He appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where they filmed themselves cutting and enjoying the cake in a funny way, mentioning the group's official handle. However, some fans, especially BTS fans known as ARMYs, found the gesture unnecessary since BTS wasn't directly related to the occasion.

Some fans felt that including BTS in the video was an effort to capitalize on the group's fame. Although the link to BTS was kind of clever, some jokingly said it seemed like a mismatch, referencing RM's recent album. Others went as far as calling the duo "clout chasers."

About BTS recently

South Korean boy band BTS teased their MONOCHROME Logistics Project on their X account on Tuesday. The theme for it is designed around a delivery service. In the teaser shared, one can notice a factory set-up where the packages are scanned and a line reads "Exclusive service for ARMY'. It then cuts to a gate being opened and the packages with receipts being moved out.

BTS also shared the link to the MNCR Logistics website where the ARMY is received with an invitation to share their details and then presented with an invoice for a package. While there is no clarity on what the posts mean, some have suggested that the boy band is holding a pop-up event at Seongsu-dong, Seoul, from April 26 to May 12. The pop-up event will be adorned with "Memory Clouds," symbolising the cherished moments shared between the artists and fans.

The seven-member team is currently on break as a group owing to their mandatory military service for the country. The members will gradually reunite as they all complete their service by 2025.

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