Being on ARMY Twitter is like a box of chocolates. You never know what is coming up next. Just when the fans thought they were catching up with BTS‘s surprise schedules a little, BigHit Music and Hybe’s founder Bang Shi Hyuk (known more fondly as Bang PD by ARMYs) appeared in a video sketch with American record producer Benny Blanco and talent manager Scooter Braun.
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) July 18, 2022
The video dropped out of nowhere and had ARMYs confused for a good minute. In fact, people are still clueless about what exactly this skit is hinting at.
all the news i've learnt about bang pd today has very much been yoongi levels of random,, like what do you mean he cut off his beard hair so that lee hyun could glue to his face and then he appeared in a fake zoom call skit with benny blanco
— shreya🏳️🌈|ot⁷|« | »🃏 (@iridescencemyg) July 18, 2022
But trust the funny bones of the fandom to turn any situation into a grade-A comedy. In the video, Benny Blanco says, “I just think I can be in the band,” referring to BTS. And that was the cue for the jokes to flow in.
Here are some of the most hilarious reactions to the video that has got ARMY Twitter in splits:
1. Bang PD, Your Eyes Tell
“I’d like to apply to be the 8th bts member”
bang pd: pic.twitter.com/e2oScaKvTP
— trinh ⁷ ⟭⟬ run bulletproof run (@trinhers) July 18, 2022
2. Let’s just say there’s no room for improvement when it comes to the BTS lineup
Benny Blanco: Can i be BTS 8th member
Jungkook: The room already is full bropic.twitter.com/DxLlh44ZN2
— mia⁷ ⟭⟬ ∞ ⟬⟭ in the box🃏 (@jk_myou) July 18, 2022
3. “Imma leave the door open” or not, maybe…
— Suran (Min Holly A.K.A Holy stan account) (@svvran) July 18, 2022
4. One moment you want a big house, big cars, big rings, and the next, your closet door is making creaking sounds
bts don’t even like the idea of an 8th member themselves. you try to move in and your clothes and bed outside in the pool by nightfall
— mon⁷ 🃏 (@knjgIoss) July 18, 2022
5. Being the new member of BTS won’t be a smooth sailing journey for sure
BTS 8th member first day: pic.twitter.com/BEuNPFgVjs
— 🧸🍓Carterrr⁷ In The Box🍊 🃏 (@ughmane) July 18, 2022
6. “Yeah, we are not 7 with you.”
The 8th member trying to convince bts to redo their tattoos pic.twitter.com/SGhzwCOoWz
— Alice⁷ (@RetroAlixe) July 18, 2022
The way ARMYs are clowning the imaginary 8th member of BTS is actually very in line with how BTS themselves responded to the idea of an additional member. During an interview with WIRED, BTS were asked if they needed a new member, and they couldn’t digest the idea whatsoever.
ARMYs once again prove why BTS and they are each other’s perfect halves. Like artist, like fans- just a bunch of comedians on this floating rock planet vibing together.