The fandom of South Korean boyband BTS is unprecedented in many ways. Army from around the world indulges in unique and extravagant ways to express their love for the septet, especially around their birthdays. From booking cruise ships to buying minutes of advertisements on Times Square in New York, BTS fans go above and beyond to show how much they admire the seven artists: Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, V, RM, and Suga.
Vocalist V aka Kim Taehyung will be celebrating his 26th birthday (27 in Korean age) on December 30. To mark this occasion, a group of fans have managed to advertise the event on the US Forbes magazine issue. According to Koreaboo, this is the first time that a South Korean idol’s birthday has been advertised on Forbes magazine. However, it should not come as a surprise, given how ARMYs tend to express their love for the artists in opulent ways.
Sharing the news on Twitter, a fan of the BTS member tweeted, “BTS V, the first Korean celebrity to advertise for a birthday in the US Forbes… Chinese fans ‘hot love’." The feat was achieved by the Chinese fan base of the singer.
방탄소년단 뷔, 韓연예인 최초 美포브스 생일 광고..中팬들 ＇뜨거운 사랑＇ #방탄소년단뷔 #방탄소년단 #뷔 #BTS #BTSV #BTS_V #KimTaehyung #Taehyung #TAETAE #BTSARMY #StarnewsKorea https://t.co/7xWR4L4vAL pic.twitter.com/eW3QLVyV9B— Starnews Korea (@starnewskorea) December 5, 2021
A tweet shared last week by Baidu V Bar had announced that the fans of the artist would be funding the full-page birthday ad in the American business and economic magazine. The tweet also came along with a preview of the advertisement which will appear in the upcoming issue of the magazine. According to Forbes’ Media Kit, the price for their full-page print ads start at $50,000 (Rs37,73,360). The upcoming issue of Forbes is set to come out on December 14.
The tweet also mentioned the reason behind advertising V’s birthday in Forbes magazine. According to the Chinese fan base, Forbes magazine will be apt as the most prestigious financial business journal in the United States. The aim of the advertisement is to “inform various business stakeholders of V’s unique charm, charisma, and commercial value."
27th Birthday Support for Kim Taehyung Part.5AD in the US Fobes MagazineThe world's first and only BD support for idol appear in the most authoritative and symbolic financial and business magazine，The Fobes (US ver) covering the whole pageDate: 12.14 (local publish date) pic.twitter.com/nB9pSoCsBi
— CHINA Baidu Vbar (@KIMTAEHYUNGBAR_) December 3, 2021
The singer will be spending his birthday with his family members this time, as BTS is taking an extended break over the holiday season for the first time since their 2013 debut. Usually leading an extremely busy life, BTS will be resting over this period, and they are not expected make any public appearances till the Grammy awards in January.