As one of the top trending topics on Twitter, K-Pop was one of the hot topics in a recent interview between Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, and The Courage & Nadeshot Show. This topic, however, has been sparking a lot of mixed reactions based on the hosts’ focus.
When the topic changed from gaming to K-Pop during the interview, Jack was quick to talk about one of his favorite groups — GOT7.
Yeah, K-Pop. GOT7! BamBam!
— Jack Dorsey
Jack is well-known in the fandom for his love of GOT7 and it’s always seemed fitting to fans that the CEO of the “bird app” is also a certified Ahgase or “baby bird” too. Since meeting during a #TwitterBlueRoom interview in 2019, Jack has continued to show his love for GOT7 and has even been spotted attending their concert and snapping some pictures together backstage!
— jack’s son wang (josh) (@stanGotBangtan) July 13, 2019
After mentioning GOT7 for the first time, the hosts asked Jack about BTS and ARMY. Jack respectfully acknowledging their achievements and fanbase, before continuing to talk about GOT7 pointing out the high engagement of the fanbase as well as giving a special shoutout to BamBam.
We had an amazing visit with GOT7 as well. With BamBam, who’s incredible. So they have an extremely engaged fanbase as well.
— Jack Dorsey
While fans are absolutely loving Jack’s responses, both Ahgase and ARMY aren’t very happy with the hosts’ focus. Despite Jack talking about GOT7, the hosts continually brought the focus back to BTS and ARMY throughout the interview.
BTS ARMY share this right now! Seoul tour!
Do you support BTS ARMY?
Jack Dorsey is a BTS stan!
— The Courage & Nadeshot Show
The focus has been receiving many mixed reactions from fans. On the one hand, ARMY feel that the hosts only used BTS and ARMY for clout especially since they tagged the group in a Twitter clip despite the focus being mainly on GOT7.
Let him say his opinion. I respect @jack for not going with the flow and talking about @BTS_twt , just for the sake of popularity and expressed his actual opinion that he loves @GOT7Official . I like BTS too,but this is too much #100thievesMustApologize for offending all of them! https://t.co/EvvC8dVcb0
— Multi fandom (@amere_supporter) February 14, 2020
Give credit where credit is due! BamBam is from Got7 and if Jack said Got7 why start screaming Bts and Army because that is the only thing you know about kpop. Don’t use Bts or Amries or any other kpop group for clout or clickbait. That is just wrong!
— Kari_Paradise (@itzel90058) February 13, 2020
On the other, Ahgase feel that the hosts’ focus on BTS was not only disrespectful to GOT7 but also to BTS and both fandoms.
@Jack is a @GOT7official @BamBam1A fan, aka an AHGASE. He even corrected you, it is not polite to just assume whenever you hear of kpop that it is solely about BTS. That’s quite disrespectful to Jack, GOT7 and BTS.#갓세븐 #GOT7 pic.twitter.com/xqDgwoifwM
— 👑🍑 vee 🐥🐝 (@sseuniewanggae) February 14, 2020
Didn’t you hear Jack saying GOT7 couple of times? Uhmmm. No shade but it’s quite disrespectful for Jack and Ahgases and for clickbaiting armys just to watch your video and finding out that Jack is talking about GOT7. Tss.
— JAEBEOM’S OH…SEXY💦 (@got7istheway) February 14, 2020
Many fans from both fandoms, however, believe that the hosts were simply ignorant on the subject as The Courage & Nadeshot Show is known mainly for delving into the topic of gaming.
its obvious that they dont know the two groups that was mentioned because Jack is talking about GOT7 and he was asked if he’s a stan then he answered yes then the other host said that he is a B*S stan like WTF are you listening? 😒🤦🏼♀️
— GOT7•Def• (@defsoulprdsj) February 14, 2020
Despite the controversy created by the hosts’ focus, ARMY have been sending Jack Dorsey a whole lot of love for respectfully touching on BTS while continuing to show his passion for GOT7 while Ahgase have been sending him a whole lot of love for promoting GOT7 again.
What do you think about this?