International ARMYs Visit This Particular Cemetery in BTS J-HOPE’s Hometown
K-pop boy group BTS’ international fans paid a visit to the May 18th National Cemetery located in Gwangju because of the lyrics written by J-HOPE.
Recently, some international ARMYs (BTS’ official fan club) decided to visit J-HOPE’s hometown Gwangju and learn more about the city’s history.
Before heading to see BTS’ performance at ‘2019 SBS Inkigayo Super Concert’ held on April 28, the group of ARMYs paid a visit to the national cemetery.
The fans said, “We were wondering where we should go before the concert, and we decided to visit the May 18th National Cemetery. It feels nice to come and see J-HOPE’s hometown.”
On May 18, 1980, a democratization movement started in Gwangju to protest against the martial law government.
Over six hundred citizens of Gwangju have died during this movement, and J-HOPE constantly expressed his respect and pride for his city and its history.
In one of BTS’ songs ‘Ma City’, J-HOPE sings, “I’m a Jeollanam-do Gwangju baby. If you want to see me, gather around at 7 and dial 062-518.”
Meanwhile, BTS has become the first K-pop act to win two trophies at ‘2019 Billboard Music Awards’ held on May 1 (local time).