On Weverse, after a fan posted about the athlete’s achievement, V replied with “Fighting!” Fans couldn’t help but get excited for Shin Yubin, who received a message of support from her bias!
Yet, it seems like the Korean media outlet has had to focus on more than just the sweet gesture when reporting it in the news. On Weverse, fans know exactly how to identify each member. For V, his name is “Joo Yoontan,” which combines his dog Yeontan and actor Chow Yun Fat, whose name is pronounced “Joo Yoon Bal” in Korean.
Because of this, many Korean media outlets have had to clarify in their news articles that it was actually V who sent the message to Shin Yubin rather than Yeontan. For example, many written outlets have had to explain the meaning behind V’s username.
As news about Taehyung’s kind gesture spreads, many news outlets are having to clarify its not Yeontan sending these words of encouragement on weverse but simply Taehyung with a Yeontan icon.
— TTP (@thetaeprint) July 26, 2021
Although for ARMY, this would be obvious, it is hilarious that many news outlets are worried that non-K-Pop fans might think it was Yeontan who sent words of support to Yubin!
After fans found out about this, they took to social media, and many of them found it hilarious that they had to clarify who had sent the message.
yeontan be like- pic.twitter.com/rZx2BAhwjC
— jenn⁷ 🐥🍃 (@jennchimmolala) July 26, 2021
It is not the first time that Yeontan has made the news. Over the years, media worldwide has fallen in love with V’s pet, just like ARMYs! Hopefully, by clarifying the meaning behind V’s Weverse name, people won’t get too confused in the future if they see a picture of Yeontan on the news.